Wonder if it is actually safe to paint your pet`s nails?? Well, most people say its not!
When a photo of a tabby cat and her owner sporting matching sparkly purple manicures recently went viral on Twitter, inspiring dozens of social media users to post copycat “nailfies” of their dogs and cats’ colorful paws , some people started wondering if it is actually safe? Do you wonder what is the actually truth about this matter?
Those looking to get in on the trend should be very careful about this. That neon pink claws might hurt more than just your cat’s or dog`s pride, says Dr Rachel Barrack. She is a New York-based veterinarian and also animal acupuncturist.
No matter how irresistible twinning with your dog or cat might be, human nail polish can be toxic to pets, according to Dr Barrack! Under no circumstances you should paint an animal’s nails with the same product they use at the nail salon for people!
“If you really want to paint your dog’s nails, just make sure to use quick-dry pet-safe polish and also remover,” says Dr Barrack. “Please do not use human nail polish or nail remover. Some brands contain dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and/or toluene too which can be very harmful to your pet’s health”.
These chemicals, commonly referred to as “the toxic trio,” pose serious health risks your pets inhale them, lick or chew. Even regular nail polish without these ingredients could seriously irritate your dog or cat’s highly sensitive nasal cavity. It is best to find a brand that is specifically intended for pets. There are quite a few dog and also cat safe nontoxic polish and polish pens on the market today. There are plenty of shades to choose from, so pet owners should have no problem finding a matching hue, if you must do so.
Some cat owners are actually eschewing liquid polish altogether. Instead they are choosing to apply cat claw caps to their kitties nails. The little vinyl nail caps come in a variety of colors (and yes, even glitter one). They are billed by the company Soft Paws as a “completely safe and also humane solution to cat scratching problems”. These products are typically used as a last resort to stop kitties from scratching by dulling the claws so they cannot do damage to furniture. Unfortunately they are becoming more prevalent as fashion accessories. How do you feel about this matter?