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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:17 PM

All cat owners--where can I get some gloves with long cuffs so my cat won't scratch my forearms when

she plays? I wear gardening gloves but that isn't enough.

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Reply All cat owners--where can I get some gloves with long cuffs so my cat won't scratch my forearms when (Original post)
raccoon Nov 16 OP
lapfog_1 Nov 16 #1
Grasswire2 Nov 16 #2
Faux pas Nov 16 #3
Seedersandleechers Nov 16 #4
Miguelito Loveless Nov 16 #7
Merlot Nov 16 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 16 #5
Judi Lynn Nov 29 #19
Mopar151 Nov 16 #6
raging moderate Nov 16 #9
yonder Nov 16 #11
braddy Nov 16 #8
packman Nov 16 #10
procon Nov 16 #12
Phoenix61 Nov 16 #13
ret5hd Nov 16 #14
applegrove Nov 16 #16
japple Nov 16 #17
AnnieBW Nov 17 #18


Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:21 PM

2. oven mitts. nt

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:23 PM

3. I've never used

gloves. I just tell the cats/kittens 'be nice or be gentle' in a soothing voice. They caught on fairly quickly. Hope that helps!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:24 PM

4. Keep your cats nails trimmed

AND let your cat know she can't scratch you by walking away every time your cat does. Don't allow your cat to scratch because some day your cat may scratch someone that doesn't have gloves on and really hurt them.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:46 PM

7. Absolutely correct

However, you will need long gloves to trim your cat's nails.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 03:52 PM

15. I wait until the cat has had a nice big meal and is sleeping it off

then I go very quietly and gently, clipping the visible nails first.

I can usually get 3 of 4 paws with this method.

Outsmarting cats is so satisfying!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:25 PM

5. I got these for gardening but have also used them for cat wrangling:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 10:47 PM

19. They look very useful! I can see they would get the job done. Thanks for the idea. n/t

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:40 PM

6. Heavy gloves for arc welding

Readily available, most larger hardware stores have basic welding supplies. Also very handy for BBQ type cooking!

The technical name for the long cuffs are GAUNTLETS.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:51 PM

9. . YES!

YES! Welding gloves!

Mine are called Lincoln Electrical Gloves. I found them at my local Lowe's Hardware Store.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:28 PM

11. +1. Good choice.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:49 PM

8. You could use this cat bathing protective suit that I use.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:15 PM

10. Try the toilet bath

Hold the cat above a clean toilet. Drop the cat into it-quickly shut the lid and sit on it. Flush 2-3 times. Wait a few minutes. Quickly step away. A clean cat will come shooting out and will give you a new respect.
Of course, I would never try this.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 03:04 PM

12. Trim her claws.

Do it when she's in your lap and relaxed. Play with her toes to get her used to touching her feet before you start trimming. Don't use force to hold your cat down, better to trim one claw and come back later for another. Her claws will be blunt once trimmed and no more scratches.

I use large toenail clippers and cutting both front feet takes maybe 20 seconds.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 03:38 PM

13. Best advice I ever got was don't play withyour cat with your hands.

Hands are for petting. Toys are for playing.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 03:43 PM

14. This should work!!!

Post Skunk: A Gauntlet for the Fashionable Falconer:

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:15 PM

16. My dad got out oven mitts when he had to pick up my cat "Monster"

who was not used to being put in a basement at night. He was visiting and it was my parents rules. Monster really did not understand and i don't blame him. So like the unfixed male he had been for the first two years of his life he responded. My dad loves cats. He weighed 250 pounds and had oven mitts. Monster spent the night in the basement.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:59 PM

17. Bluettes gloves are what I use to pick up my semi-feral when I have to put her in a

crate to go to the vet. They are also great for canning. I can reach down into a pot of boiling water if necessary (of course I can't keep it down there for longer than it takes to upright a glass jar that has turned sideways.) They are very heavy duty and last forever. I've never had a cat claw or tooth penetrate them.

The vet techs at my local spay/neuter clinic use welders gloves (someone posted above) to handle their ferals.

https://www.truevalue.com/bluettes-medium-heavy-duty-neoprene-household-gloves?cid=gooshop_google_ss&ctcampaign=4680&ctkwd=&ctcreative=375466626602&ctplacement=&ctadpos=&ctmatch=&ctlocid=9010841&cttrgtid=pla-797470701799&ctfeedid=&ctnwk=u&ctdevice=c&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpGQRsOXA-czz-6JRJGw1twKCct2g2aWvlREA102tDMzj4gajLsslfMaAocKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:11 AM

18. Get a Kicking Pillow

My boy Tynan used to shred my arm when he would bunny kick. I got a rectangular toy with a tail on it, and slipped it by his legs when he wanted to bunny kick. No more shredded arm!

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