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Old 06-30-2008, 02:56 PM   #21
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That's what I thought, LadyCook. You are always a good source for information and a very kind person to boot!
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:59 PM   #22
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That's what I thought, LadyCook. You are always a good source for information and a very kind person to boot!
aww thanks .
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:32 PM   #23
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Aside from us clearing the air on declawing, I want to add that dewclaw removal, ear cropping and tail docking is not only done for looks.
But it's true, if the dog is no longer being bread for that specific function it doesn't have to be done. Heck, even a Poodle's goofy haircut was meant to protect the chest and shed water from the rest of the body. In most cases you will see form following function and that goes for altering body parts.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:53 PM   #24
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If no claims the kitty I'm going to see how much $ it is to declaw it. To me I think that is mean, but hubby said that is the only way it can stay.

please don't declaw. i had one that i got declawed . his balance was never right , after that. it is like having the first joint of your fingers cut off.

do trim them very short, and provide alternatives to scratch.

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #25
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How about claw covers? Alternatives to Declawing, Nail Caps for Cats
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #26
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is he circumcised?
OK, now should we debate circumcision? LOL (I'm just joking.)
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:48 PM   #27
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my 2 were declawed & they continue to paw at stuff like they own claws. i would declaw kitty-cat, it's instinctive fer them to claw.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:58 PM   #28
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Declawing will not necessarily solve your problem anyway. We declawed one of my cats. We did not want to do it. We are both very much against declawing. We had little choice though. Our younger cat was getting rough with our daughter and came just a hair from taking one of her eyes out. We tried to give the cat away (which was breaking our hearts) because we did not want to have to take his claws. none of the no kill shelters could take him and we could not find any loving home to give him to. We ended up declawing his because as much as we are against it, our daughter comes first.

Well when they do a declawing they only remove the front claws. the back claws should never be removed in case the cat gets out and needs them for defense. They can still ruin furniture with the back claws. Not only that, but without their front claws they can often turn to biting (including furniture) for a variety of reasons.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:36 PM   #29
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My 11 year old cat claws my furniture to shreds. Nothing I've tried has deterred him. And he's an indoor-outdoor cat, so it's not as if he didn't have trees and stuff to claw.

However, I ADORE him and I care very little about material items, so I live with it.

I can see GB's reasoning, but declawing a cat to protect furniture? Never.

It's all about priorities.

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Old 06-30-2008, 06:13 PM   #30
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The water pistol will work. After a few times of getting squirted, they start associating getting squirted with clawing the furniture. If you provide them with scratching posts and rub them with a little catnip, they will use them.

As far as declawing, the worst part about that is, if they manage to get outside for whatever reason, they have no way to defend themselves. They can't climb a tree and other cats will beat them up.
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