Cat Declawing

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  1. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    I am the only one that thinks Miss Kitty's been banned whenever this thread pops up?
     
  2. Miss Kitty

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    :floor:...you have been on a roll lately!

    BR...keep us posted on this cat visitor. And, please tell me you will not be paying to have BJ's furniture and linens replaced. She needs to live with it. :wave:
     
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    A friend on another board describes that as the Venus hand trap. For some cats, showing the belly target is always going to be a sign that they want to play, and the bestest thing ever for them then is a stuffed animal they can pounce on and bunny kick to their heart's content.

    As for cats, you can't train them like dogs because they see the rules as subjective and within specific contexts when the dogs view rules as absolute. But you can set it up to significantly reduce and discourage undesirable behavior. Junior cat hates the sound of an electric toothbrush, so when we were trying to get him to Stop That! we'd turn it on any time we'd see the undesirable behavior and it generally works.
     
  4. NOLA TRANSPLANT

    NOLA TRANSPLANT Beach Lover

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    Lets declaw you then sweetness.
    Pets are OUR RESPONSIBILITY if we cant handle the responsibility then we dont need them.

    Bring me the cat Ill give it a loving pain free home
     
  5. Rudyjohn

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    Which is why I said a misbehaving pet is the owner's fault and questioned the details of the procedure - always thought it was a permanent manicure, not amputations! :wave:
     
  7. NoHall

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    They do that to each other. Very entertaining to watch two cats bunny kick each other in the head simultaneously...:lol:
     
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    I came over as soon as I saw the Thread title. I just knew he'd have something for you.
     
  9. Lynnie

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    Cowboy tries to do this to Sweet Pea, course her head is the size of the cat - what is he thinkin??? :blink:
     
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  11. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Hubby has started a consulting business on the side. His partner's wife has 40 cats, 6 horses, and 5 dogs. One of their German clients sent them the photo below yesterday, not knowing about our cat issue. He does know that daughter's fianc? is German, but doesn't know that he is a cat lover (JP and daughter are dog lovers, too).

    BTW I would never consider declawing daughter's cat after what Pepper had to go through with just one cancerous toe. Coincidentally, I just got an email from a friend to runs the standard poodle toe cancer registry. :cry: The good news is that what happened to Pepper might save Ava's life.

    Hi ~

    Ava had a 6th toe amputated last Friday. Today, I received the results. It was not SCC like her other toes, but melanoma.

    How is Pepper doing? I was thinking of both of you when I heard the result, and for some reason I had even mentioned to my vet that I hoped it was SCC, and not melanoma. I think it was because Ava was biting this nail which is something she didn`t do a lot with her SCC toes. I remember when you told me Pepper kept you awake one night biting at her toe. That was the key for me in recommending he have the toe amputated.
    This is the third toe disorder for Ava; 5 SCC toes, symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy, and now melanoma. It`s hard to believe one dog can be so unlucky.

    Please write if you get a chance and let me know how Pepper is doing.

    Lynn
    SCC


    As for the photo below, :yikes:. The photo is actually from a website of someone who likes cats. I haven't done any German since I had to learn it to get a Ph.D. in math, so I can't read it.
     
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  12. Zirondelle

    Zirondelle Beach Comber

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    I don't get it. If it's YOUR house, why do you HAVE to accept an animal you don't want to? Isn't the cat your daughter's responsibility?
     
  13. Beach Runner

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    Because she's going to college here now, has moved back home, she loves her cat, I love her, and I love animals enough not to put it up for adoption. That cat has already been through enough -- daughter got it at the Atlanta Humane Society.

    I'm not gonna lie. I don't like having to do this. I think the dog and the cat will have issues. We'll see how it works. But most parents do too much for their children, and we are gulty of that.
     
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  14. ShallowsNole

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    BR, unless BJ adopted the cat as a kitten, the very reason he/she was at the shelter to begin with may have been ripped & torn furnishings.

    I am in the crowd that thinks that you should not bring the cat into your home. If a private adoption with someone you know who loves cats isn't possible, then put it in BJ's room, and take everything you care about out of there.

    Cat person here; I like dogs and I love my dogs, but I would really rather have cats (don't tell my dogs that). Unless you have too many of them and they get avoidance issues, cats don't have to be watched every minute and are not as needy as dogs are. They use the litter box, they don't crap in the floor (unless you accidentally shut the door to the room they are in) and you can go away for the weekend and leave them home if you leave clean litter boxes, lots of food and fresh water and something to scratch on.

    I do know where you are coming from; everybody adores Labrador Retrievers but ours as a young dog ate our couch, ruined our carpet, shed like a chenille bedspread and semi-permanently threw out my back. She's beautiful and now that she is five, much calmer and sweet as she can be, but never again will I bring a Lab home.

    As far as your counters...if it should roam your house, you don't want it on the counters and you aren't there with a spray bottle, put sheets of aluminum foil on your counters. (Yes, this wastes alum foil, which is bad for the environment but you can't save everything all at the same time.) Cats generally HATE the crinkliness of aluminum foil, plus seeing their reflection scares them away.

    Good luck :wave:
     
  15. dgsevier

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    Never Declaw Your Cat!!!

    This public service message brought to you by the American Association of Furniture Upholsterers
     
  16. ItzKatzTime

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    So so true....can't throw stones at that one! Kid's and animals:wub:
     

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