I really didn't want to declaw my kitty but he developed a horrible habit of scratching everything that wasn't his scratch post. I was about to give in and declaw him, but then I found these and they are amazing! I definitely suggest having someone help, especially if your kitty is squeamish like mine. It's almost inevitable that you'll get glue on your fingers, which is a bit annoying, but well worth it. Once they're on, my kitty doesn't seem bothered by them at all and he doesn't even try to scratch anything! So as soon as he starts scratching, we know one fell off. Well worth it!