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post #61 of 65
I have a cat that was feral until about 2 years ago that will occasionally scratch my wicker chair and sometimes the wood in the unfinished closet but she leaves my couch and finished woodwork alone. I would never declaw a cat. I had a cat get startled and scratch my dog in the eye. The dog eventually ended up loosing the eye but never had any other issues with the cat. The cat didn't ever try to scratch the dog after this.
post #62 of 65

Great idea, althouth can't imagine doing this with our rowdy insiders (12 of them). We consciously made the decision to endure the shredded sofa and recliner. We do have 3 cat condos (garage sale finds) that have certainly helped and several scratch pads and incline boards with catnip  scattered on them. I really dislike the declawing process, especially because if they do get outside, they've lost a major defense against other animals they might encounter. There is one alternative for the furniture, taping aluminum foil where they might scratch. Not sure if anyone really wants aluminum foil all over their furniture, though  :)  Good luck!

post #63 of 65

Thanks for the info and shame on the vets that do this surgery.

For indoor kitties, just clip the tips of the claws when they 

become to sharp.  :heart3:

post #64 of 65
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Originally Posted by terestrife View Post

how sad that you guys allowed it to go on for so long. it was a mistake you guys made in just putting them together and not introducing them slowly. 

i  feel like people just want easy choices nowadays no matter how it affects others. who cares if the cat is in pain forever, so long as we dont need to train them, or have our furniture ruined.

I know this is old, but thought I'd say these animals had been together for years at the time that happened. Buffy "adopted" our other dog rather spontaneously, so please don't assume to know all the details! And that was in the 80s. We didn't have the Internet to tell us how bad things were back then. Please, don't be judging. We stopped doing it, and that is what matters. The last time we had one declawed was 2002. I can't change the past.


I'm happy to say that I definitely found out that my vet's (even the owner, who I wasn't sure about) is against declawing. Found out in a bit of a roundabout way, but yep, they're all anti-declawing. That made me happy to hear.
post #65 of 65
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Originally Posted by Donutte View Post


I know this is old, but thought I'd say these animals had been together for years at the time that happened. Buffy "adopted" our other dog rather spontaneously, so please don't assume to know all the details! And that was in the 80s. We didn't have the Internet to tell us how bad things were back then. Please, don't be judging. We stopped doing it, and that is what matters. The last time we had one declawed was 2002. I can't change the past.


I'm happy to say that I definitely found out that my vet's (even the owner, who I wasn't sure about) is against declawing. Found out in a bit of a roundabout way, but yep, they're all anti-declawing. That made me happy to hear.

Thanks for being a reformer against declawing our precious kitties.  Any grooming of 

the claws should be clipping the tips of the sharp claws that works for indoor kitties.

I think a petition should be started to ban this horrible procedure.  Thanks for sharing.

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