Mofu Mofu Mask
For owners whose cats do not like to have their nails clipped and are in big trouble
The reason they go on a rampage may be because they cannot control their excitement. Mofu Mofu Mask, a nail clipping aid specially designed for cats, allows you to clip nails while relaxing in the comfort of your own home, being held by your cat's owner.
［4 points of the Mofu Mofu Mask]
1. Utilize the cat's habit of becoming docile when blindfolded.
2. Nail trimming can be completed in a short time. Quickly put it on and take it off.
3. Sewn in three dimensions to fit the skeletal structure
4. Available in 8 sizes exclusively for cats.
- Outer: 100% Japanese organic cotton
- Inner: 100% Japanese double gauzecotton
- Velcro tape
Mofu Mofu Mask is a tool used when clipping cats' nails. We recommend this mask to
those who have trouble when trimming their cat’s claws. It took 8 months for Nekozuki, a
cat goods specialty store, to develop this product together with our cat employees. With
this, you don't have to go to the vet clinic, which may reduce your cat's stress. It can also
be used as an aid for trimming and brushing their coat at home. It is handmade by skilled
sewing craftsmen in Iwate. Careful millimeter-by-millimeter sewing fits the cats’ face without
Winner, 2019 Good Design Award
Nail Clipping Aid Mofu Mofu Mask Details
Product name: Mofu Mofu Mask
Country of Origin: Japan
We take the utmost care to ensure the safety and security of our products, but in the
unlikely event that you find a defect in the product upon arrival, please contact us as soon
Please note that we do not accept returns or exchanges for hygienic reasons. Please
measure your cat's size before ordering.
Please make sure that the cat’s nose and mouth are open so that he can breathe. Do not
use the product for purposes other than its intended use. Use at your own risk. Keep out of
reach of children. Do not use if it is torn or damaged. Do not force the mask on cats that do
not like it.
The Mofu Mofu Mask is a nail clipping aid for cats that don’t like having their nails clipped, as it
uses their habit of becoming docile by being blindfolded to ease their excitement (calming
them, preventing them from acting out, preventing them from biting or scratching). It was
developed by a cat goods specialty store to reduce your cat's stress as much as possible
by allowing nail clipping at home.
It has adjustable Velcro position. Unnecessary decorations are eliminated to avoid
unnecessary weight. Lightweight and gentle (fluffy and soft) to the touch. Recommended
for cat owners who are concerned about their cat's health.
Uses: Cat nail clipping aid, hospital visits (veterinary clinic), trimming
Care: Hand-wash with lukewarm water and additive-free soap. When using a washing
machine, put it in a laundry net and wash it quickly and briefly. After lightly squeezing
excess water out, shape and hang dry in the shade. Do not use a dryer.
Parts to be cared for: Nails (claws, ingrown nails, deep nails), nails, fur (hair, hairballs)
How to use: Place on cat's face and head (cover)
Part to be used for: Head (face/head)
Place of use: Indoor, outdoor
Material Outer: 100% Japanese organic cotton, Inner: 100% Japanese double gauze
cotton, Velcro tape
Variations: 8 sizes (SS, S, M, L, Snub nose SS, Snub nose S, Snub nose M, Snub nose L)
- Wear it so that the nose and mouth come out so that you can breathe.
- Please use within sight of the owner.
- Use at your own risk.
- Do not use it for anything other than its intended purpose.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
- If a cat should swallow the product, consult a veterinarian immediately.
- Avoid using the product near fire, near heaters, or in places where the temperature or humidity is too high.
- Do not use if any tears or damage is found.
- Do not force the mask on cats that donot like it.
- As this is a handmade product, there may be individual differences in shape. Please understand this beforehand.
- For sanitary reasons, we do not accept returns or exchanges. Unopened and unused items cannot be returned. Please place an order after accurately measuring the size of the cat you will actually use.
- Hand-wash with lukewarm water and additive-free soap.
- When using a washingmachine, put it in a laundry net and wash it quickly and briefly.
- After lightly squeezingexcess water out, shape and hang dry in the shade. Do not use a dryer.Parts to be cared
MOFU-MOFU MASK (Fluffy Mask)
Does your feline friend go on a rampage whenever his nails are clipped? We’ve got the right solution for you! Our MOFU-MOFU MASK takes advantage of your cat's habit of becoming docile when blindfolded, allowing you to clip his nails while relaxing in your arms at home. Say goodbye to stressful manicures!
But wait! Why do cats become docile when blindfolded?
According to Yuki Hattori, the director of Tokyo Feline
Medical Center, "By covering their eyes, their vision is blocked, which makes them feel like they are hidden and makes them feel safe.
Source: Sippo by The Asahi Shimbun from an article on the amazing "Fluffy Mask" from Iwate, which makes nail clipping, which cats hate, easier.
You and your furry friend will surely love this mask for these amazing features:
1. Smooth attachment
Designed for easy, quick and smooth attachment and removal with Velcro tape, nail clipping can be completed in a jiffy!
2. Fits like a glove
It is sewn three-dimensionally to gently wrap around the face according to your cat's bone structure. Available in 8 sizes to fit all cats, from kittens to flat noses. The inside material, which touches the skin directly, is made of Japanese gauze used for human babies, and the outside material is organic cotton. Tags are placed on the front side of the garment, so that they do not come into contact with the skin.
As of March 31, 2022, we have sold 20,000 Mofu-mofu masks! This means a huge number of our feline pals have used our product!
Photos show the process of developing the Fluffy Masks as worn by our furry staff.
Marking the skeletal position
If there is a corner, there is a risk of hitting the eye when it is displaced.
The position and angle of the Velcro tape were checked many times to ensure perfect fit!
The mesh was made to make cats breathe easier, but there was a risk of nails getting caught when they resist.
We settled on a circular shape where the corners around the nose do not touch the rims of the eyes.
Of course, he can breathe well. He can even stick out his tongue!
We came up with this idea when a customer’s cat went into a big rage when her nails were clipped that they even had to put the poor cat under anesthesia at the vet clinic! The master was extremely worried about the physical burden on the cat if they had to use anesthesia regularly.
Because of that, we started developing the product with our feline friends. It took about a year of repeated trial production and testing. Finally, the product was completed!
Finding The Perfect Size
We have a wide range of sizes for cats including those that are flat-nosed. Please choose one close to the reference size value. Most female cats are size S and males are size M. If the length of the muzzle is around 5cm, please select the snub nose size.
Feel free to contact us at the following address if you are not sure about the choice of products, or if you have more questions. (Inquiry by e-mail)
Ready to try our mask? First, let us teach you how to choose one. Here’s how:
(1) Measure the cat's neck circumference
(2) Select the size
(3) If the muzzle is less than 5cm, select a snub nose type
①,②, and ③ is the actual size with the Velcro tapes perfectly aligned.
③ and ④ can be slightly increased or decreased by shifting the tape.
*Please note that the size may vary due to the handmade nature of the product.
How To Choose The Size
The size of the cat's face and the size of the cat's head will vary depending on the size of the cat.
Please measure your cat's actual size before selecting a size.
1. Neck circumference
3. Size chart
- Adult Female Cats
- Adult Male Cats
- Cats with large face
- Wearing image
- Neck circumference
Note on Returns and Exchanges
Due to hygienic reasons, we do not accept returns or exchanges. Kindly order after measuring and confirming the exact size.
Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is highly regarded for the company's approach to manufacturing products from the viewpoints of both cats and people.
This is a revolutionary mask for cats that become agitated when having their nails clipped. By taking advantage of the cat's habit of becoming docile when blindfolded, it is possible to clip the cat's nails while reducing the burden on the cat. The mask is easy and smooth to put on and take off with Velcro tapes, and the inside, which is in direct contact with the skin, is made of Japanese gauze used for babies, while the outside is made of organic cotton.
Selected as "My Choice" in the Good Design Award
The "My Choice" is a project in which each member of the jury is asked to select one design that he or she personally liked or loved at the second round of judging.
NHK News Ohayo Nippon, TBS Hiruobi, BS TV Tokyo, News Plus 1 Iwate, Super J Channel Iwate, 5 Kigen TV
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkei MJ, Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Iwate Nippo
Mono magazine, Croissant, Hanako, Anan
Forbes JAPAN, Diners M ember magazine, TOKYO Weekender, and other overseas media
A gentle tool for both cats and owners.
“I wish I had found you sooner! After all, it is a gentle tool for both cats and me. I used to hate claw clippers because they were so uncomfortable for both of us.... I am grateful to the creator.”
Peace of mind that they won't bite
“One of my two cats hates nail clippers and won't let me cut his nails. I felt sorry for him, but I always put a sock over his nails.”
Easily clipped the nails on both hands of my 19-year-old cat!
My 19-year-old grandpa cat hates nail clippers. He gets angry and bites when I try to cut his nails, so it's not easy. And if I leave him alone, he gets his nails stuck in various places and I can't get them off, or they grow too long and get stuck in him. When I tried using the Fluffy Mask, I found that while the cat is 🤔, I'm amazed at how easily the claws on both hands cut through while the cat is going 😮! I didn't even have time to say, "Uhhhh.... He really didn't like the back paws, though, and got mad at me. Good buy!
Maruko, 3 years old, female
Comment from the owner:
“She likes it and was able to cut her nails quietly.”
(Photo by Instagram @hanamarumammy)
Comment from the owner:
“Fluffy mask on 😹✨ Here we go! The nail clipping ceremony 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀.”
(Photo by Instagram @wakana.love.cat229)
Comment from the owner:
“The one you put on your cat's face when clipping #nekozuki's nails. It is held in place with jarring tape. I washed it with my family's laundry after it arrived and made it smell like home before using it. It was nice to reduce the risk of being bitten.”
(Photo by @47foglia on Instagram)
Marimo and Merumo
Marimo, 2.5-year-old Ragamuffin female
Size: (upper) Small nose M
Merumo,10-month-old Minuet female
Size (bottom): SS with a flat nose
Comments from the owner:
“Before nail clipping, my cats become quiet when they wear this mask. I know they don't like the mask, but I think it is less burdensome for the cats if the unpleasant thing is over in an instant.
This is also why they look so cute when they wear masks.”
(Photo by Instagram @shippo299)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you are a first-time user or have any questions, please read on.
Q. Shouldn't the adhesive strength of the Velcro be stronger?
A. No. We do not want the Velcro to be too sticky.We use soft-type Velcro so that cats can remove it by themselves in case they are startled and run away to avoid accidents. We have also decided to use a hard type with strong adhesion, as it is hard and may put a strain on the cat. Please understand that we made this choice with your cat in mind.
Q. Does my cat have a flat nose?
A. The profile of a cat with a flat nose is a straight line from forehead to chin, with a low nose.If the length of the muzzle is around 5cm, please select the snub nose size.Cat breeds: Exotic Shorthair, Persian, etc.The profile is Nicole, the snub-nosed monitor.
Q. Can I use it in the bath (shampoo)?
A. The mask is designed to be worn for a short time as a nail clipping aid. Please do not use it for any purpose other than nail clipping.