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Does anyone know much about Himalayans? How much brushing do they require?

Also, a little info about this guy... When he was found, he was trimmed and placed in an expensive carrier bag and left in a local park (in Alaska, where it is already beginning to get cold). He looks like a lion right now, because his hair has been shaved except for the tips of his legs, tail and upper neck on up. He smelled of perfume too. Also, get this when I picked him up to see how amenable to handling he was I noticed that not only were his front claws taken out, but his HIND claws were taken out - how disgusting is that....

Because of him being declawed on all feet, I have to ask.. could there be any residual effects that might prevent him from being adoptable into a household with a younger child? I've read that they are prone to biting and marking territory as a result of feeling inadequate because they know they are defenseless without claws... can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Yes, declawed cats are more likely to bite. You would want to work with your child on that...provided the kid is old enough to understand. Yes, declawed cats also are more likely to have litterbox avoidance issues....that said it doesn't mean this boy will stop using his LB.

Himis, I have no clue on grooming. I assume at minimum weekly combing.
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Himi's probably need a good 3-4 times a week combing - depends on the coat and how quickly it mats/tangles.

That's really horrible for a 4-paw declaw cause the cat is totally defensless now! And you'll probably have to keep him for awhile to see if he is ok with kids or will/will not use the litter pan all the time.

IMO a 4-paw declawed cat may fear bite or hide a lot more then a front paws declaw.
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Kids can be educated to treat the kitty nicely, though. If yours is old enough to understand that, then all you have to worry about is the cat possibly being afraid of the child.

Litterbox issues in declawed cats: Keep the box very, very clean; try switching litters if s/he doesn't like what you're using. Most declawed cats don't have litter box issues, but they are SO common that it's good to read up and be prepared in case they crop up.
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