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Cats declawing

coonlover
December 13th, 2004, 11:15 PM
I was just reading another post on someone getting their cats declawed and I was curious on how they do it, my cat Yoshi ( the stray I took in) has been declawed, by whoever abandoned her :mad: . Just wondering what she had to go through, my other cat Pepper still has her claws and I woudnt think of having them removed.

heidiho
December 13th, 2004, 11:24 PM
I am not sure but i have heard it is comparable to cutting off your fingers at the knuckle

coonlover
December 13th, 2004, 11:34 PM
OMG!!!Why would anyone do such a thing to they're baby? Even though Pepper had ruined a couple peices of furniture, I still wouldnt let that happen!!! Ive tried scratching posts and she doesnt like them.

Lucky Rescue
December 13th, 2004, 11:59 PM
Heidi is right. The last joint of each toe is amputated - 10 amputations in all.

It's unusual for a cat not to like a scratch post. Is the post rock-solid? Cats will not scratch anything that wobbles.

Try putting some catnip on it, and a toy that dangles near the top.

I just recently brought a small birch log, wrapped some sisal around it and secured it to my inside steps. The cats adore it and scratch it like mad.:)

coonlover
December 14th, 2004, 12:16 AM
I bought a good one made of wood and carpeting, I tried cat nip, she loves that part she just rolls in it(cute to watch) and I tried spraying it with catnip spray. I than tried a different one with some kind of rope stuff tied around it and she still prefers the side of the couch, Yoshie on the other hand with no claws , will go and scratch on both of them, her little clawless paws just slide down the post, so I guess leather furniture is out of the question for us.

coonlover
December 14th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Oh yea, Lucky, what exactly is sisal??