I have never posted here but seems like a good place to ask my question. Sorry its a little long I try to give as many details as I think I may need.
I have been looking for some biteproof gloves. I cant find much info on the web about the acual users of these gloves. The companies say there is not a "bite proof" glove. I realize many situations are different therefore they cannot guarantee a biteproof glove. However if I am going to spend $80 for some gloves, they'd better be pretty darn biteproof. Or I'd just go get some work gloves for maybe $20.
I need these gloves for 2 nasty feral adults. What we did was take a bunch of outside cats and got them fixed. We found the kittens homes and kept 2. And released the adults. We suspected the momma cat was sick about 6 months later so we took her home. She was fine and a really sweet indoor cat. There were 2 adults still around outside and they were not wanted in the area anymore and living there for 2 years since they were born.
We thought some harm was coming to them so we trapped them and took them home. We kept them in the bathroom for maybe a month since we have other cats and needed to get these ferals vaccinated and checked out before releasing them into the house. They were really scared at first but became ok with us touching them and petting them in the bathroom. They even quit hissing and seem to like being petted.
So when the time came I kicked them out of the bathroom and they are now living with the others. Its been 3 months, but they have become more nasty towards me and they hide in some shelves which mades it harder to get them. They are more scared of me here too since they cant run from me and feel the need to fight. They are always together they love eachother, and are very cute. So I have them both swatting hissing and biting. I sometimes grab them with some cheap workgloves and a blanket. I hold them for awhile and they relax for a little bit. They come out when I am out of the house because I see them in the window from outside.
I get scratched and small bites even through the gloves. They have really chewed the gloves, missing my fingers since the gloves are too big.
So I am asking what is the best glove for my purpose? I hate to spend $80 for gauntlet gloves and still get bit. I can get bit for cheaper. I need to be able to get them easier than the blanket thing which I quit doing since I am scared of getting bit.
Sorry for the long question. Any suggestions?
You know what, you should ask your local vet, they just have the right gloves... They use them all of time.. and remember use their neck.. so it helps you to avoid their bites beside thats how their mother picks them up.. by the neck.. (dogs and cats)
Thanks a lot for suggesting asking the vet thats what I am going to do. Why didnt I just think of that first!
Our vet uses plain welding gloves. They said they work as good and cost much less.
If you take a feral cat to your Vet please remind them that the cat is feral. we captured a feral cat and told our Vet. She had us bring the cat the next morning to be neutered. She told us we could release him after two days, then she called to tell us the cat bit her! Now we have to keep him for 10 days in a small cage. Not his fault the Vet didn't understand what feral meant. If I could afford them I would buy her a pair of gloves so no other cat has to go through this.
I think a vet should have those gloves even if he/she'd never treat a feral. My cat does a scene every time she gets to the vet. Our vet puts the gloves on the minute she knows we're coming
Thanks for the responses! I did end up getting a pair of kevlar gloves from the vet. The cost about $100 and they are worth it! They are bite resistant not really bite proof but they are a big help. We got the most resistant ones we could. The vet actually has no problem handling the cat, I guess he is too frightened at the vet to put up a fight. We kept the cat he is still nasty. We tamed his sister but he rather we leave him alone. That's ok we love him anyway.
Kevlar or bite resistant gloves and you will find some