declawing a cat
Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:10 AM
would you declaw a cat? do you consider it cruel? any experiences with declawed cats going bad?
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:23 AM
I have a cat that has never clawed the furniture. We provide things that belong to him to claw up when he needs to. If you don't get you cat anything else, get him a Sisal scratching post. Its the one that has rope wrapped around it instead of carpet. But if you want to do something he'll really like, get him one if those cat towers.
Cats have to scratch and stretch on something so you might as well provide something for them. Also trimming their nails once every two weeks will cut down on them needing to scratch.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:48 AM
Actually, real men don't have cats. But this method would help you save face.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:12 PM
I hope no vets are still doing it.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
It is a major surgery. They have to take the entire last bone out of the paws. Cats claws aren't like our finger nails. It's a horrible practice that has terrible psychological effects on the animals. You might actually have trouble finding a vet that will perform the procedure as most of them refuse to do it these days. You need to find a scratching object that your cat will use and they will stop using your furniture.
It's a cat's way at trimming their front claws. I have a major cat scratching post that looks like a wave. I find parts of her claws all the time embedded into the carpeting.
I would NEVER declaw a cat. How you like to be de-fingered!