I've got a 4 month old cat from a breeder (maybe youve seen another thread about him) and decided not to declaw. Things are going well so far in terms of him not destroying my stuff. But when he is affectionate he likes to knead/paw, and if it happens to be directed at you his ridiculously sharp claws just rip into your skin even through a shirt. At night its terrible 'cause he'll go for your face. I can see why people would declaw a cat for personal reasons but I think that clipping the nails would get you darn close. What I'm worried about is will he feel the need to sharpen his claws more if I clip them, and maybe worsen some negative clawing behavior? I know to keep away from the quick of the nail, trimmed rodents and dogs nails before. I'd also consider those glue-on plastic caps, but that seems like a waste of money if a trim would suffice. What has worked best for each of you?
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7/11/07 at 10:24pm