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Didnt get the Declaw

post #1 of 14
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Hey guys i know on another thread i was talking about Kal-El getting nutred and declawed and that my parents realy wanted him to get declawed. i just wanted to thank you for your help, i finaly conviced them to go with difrent alternatives. But i did get Kal-El nutred today, the vet called about 2 hours ago to let me know he got out of sergery and is doing just fine, i will be able to pick him up tommorow. I miss him teribly though... oh well guess its a mom thing...lol
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by New_kitten_Mom
Hey guys i know on another thread i was talking about Kal-El getting nutred and declawed and that my parents realy wanted him to get declawed. i just wanted to thank you for your help, i finaly conviced them to go with difrent alternatives. But i did get Kal-El nutred today, the vet called about 2 hours ago to let me know he got out of sergery and is doing just fine, i will be able to pick him up tommorow. I miss him teribly though... oh well guess its a mom thing...lol
That is such good news. Good for you. Hope Kal-El feels better really soon as I'm sure he will.
post #3 of 14
Yay! I'm always so happy to hear that another kitty's toes have been spared! There are other ways to deal with those nails, I'm sure you'll find what works.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
what was the one that everyone recomends called stop paws or something like that?
post #5 of 14
soft paws or soft claws. both are right. check out www.softpaws.com
post #6 of 14
Yay!

and here's wishing your kitty a speedy recovery
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by New_kitten_Mom
what was the one that everyone recomends called stop paws or something like that?
The vet can put them on for you too if you don't want to do it.
post #8 of 14
Have you tried teaching him to use a scratchig post?? Sometimes, if you try a few different materials, you will find one your cat really loves. Of my three cats, my male cat Cinder only uses scratching posts (unlike the girls) and I never see him scrathing at furniture or anything else. We got him as a young kitten and taught him to use the scratchers and he just took to them. His favorite is one with seasel rope and carpet around it. One of my females uses the seasel a lot as well, but from time to time she scratches the top of my sofa where she hangs out, so I think it is a territorial thing. The water gun works fine for that. She only doies it occasionally. My other female, who I adopted as an adult, loves to scratch at one of those cheapy carboard scratching posts. But she also loves to scratch at window frames. But I'd never declaw. I have declawed past cats, one because my parents insisted and two because my ex-husband insisted. None of my current cats are or ever will be declawed however. I have put my foot down! And luckily, my new hubby agrees!! You should be very proud of yourself for convincing your parents.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, Got Kal-El back last night from the vet, he missed me...lol. He doesnt seem to be in pain which im surprised.. he is walking like a farmer though kinda cute...lol. Yah i bought a scraching post the first week i got him but he never whats to scratch on it, he only like to sleep on it, i did try to get one that would go on the wall but he only rubs his body against it, i see him clawing my couch all the time and i spray him with water, but doesn't seem to faze him, i will try the soft paws and see how that works out, thanks guys.
post #10 of 14
I sprayed my settee with something cats don't like the smell of, I can't remember what it is called and then sprayed the scratching post with a catnip spray.

All my cats love the scratching post and don't scratch the sofa. MInd you I have now bought a leather one and that is not nice to scratch so that may have something to do with it.
post #11 of 14
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i didnt know there was such a thing calle dcatnip spray, i always pu catnip in a toy that he goes nuts for.. do you know where i can by the spray?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by New_kitten_Mom
i didnt know there was such a thing calle dcatnip spray, i always pu catnip in a toy that he goes nuts for.. do you know where i can by the spray?
lots of pet stores sell something like that. if you can't find it locally, you can buy it online at...
DrFosters&Smith
Plain Brown Tabby [hers is really good!]
Petco
post #13 of 14
Did you try different material scratching posts?
Sometimes they really prefer one over the other.
Rope, carpet, wood, cardboard -- sometimes it';s just a matter of choosing the correct one. The catnip definitely helps too. Until you can get to the store and get the spray, try rubbing the catnip toy on the post, of if you have loose catnip, you can try that too.
Also, if you are nearby when he scratches the sofa, take him away and bring him to the scratching post and run his paws on it a few times. He may catch on since he is young.
post #14 of 14
I can't get the catnip spray here in Lanzarote or the plug in theramone thingies, although my vet is trying to get both for me.

I only knew about the spray because a German girl here lent me some to try and encourage my little monsters to use the scratch post and not my landlords furniture when we were living in rented.

Worked for my little rouges also as suggested if I caughtthem scratching I would give a very negative no and transfer them to the scratching post they soon got the hang of it.
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