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Should I wait to haver her spayed?

kimmypoo0214
May 18th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Hi I'm new here and just need a little advice. I have a 1 year old cat and a 2 year old cat. I am supposed to be bringing the one year old to be spayed and declawed (she is in heat now) next week. My question is...I am also moving next week but have the option to bring her back to the apartment we';re in now until she recovers...would it be too traumatic to have the surgery and move all in the same week for her? I just dont want to make her upset or stressed....what should I do?

Melei'sMom
May 18th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Hi I'm new here and just need a little advice. I have a 1 year old cat and a 2 year old cat. I am supposed to be bringing the one year old to be spayed and declawed (she is in heat now) next week. My question is...I am also moving next week but have the option to bring her back to the apartment we';re in now until she recovers...would it be too traumatic to have the surgery and move all in the same week for her? I just dont want to make her upset or stressed....what should I do?


Please reconsider the declawing

a couple of links for you.
http://community-2.webtv.net/zuzu22/STOPDECLAWCOM/


http://declaw.lisaviolet.com/

chico2
May 18th, 2006, 12:50 PM
My heart sank when you so casually said DECLAWED,the members on this Forum are strongly against mutilating cats.
This poor little cat,will definetly be stressed,move or not,after spaying+the horror of declawing.
Please reconsider and look up the sites provided by MeleisMom,your cat will thank you for it:sad:
A lot of people are unaware of the pain they are causing their animals,also some vets would recommend declawing,spaying/neutering in the same sentence a highly unethical practise and should be banned:evil:

badger
May 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Any post-op stress from the spay will be DWARFED by the pain in her little paws, for which she will need medication.
Whatever your reasons for declawing her, they can be fixed, and are completely insubstantial next to the dramatic impact this will have on her life, not just the pain and risk of infection but her inability to defend herself and her general mobility.
So if you are having it done just because 'everyone else' is doing it or because you think you MAY have problems in the future, please think it through.
As far as post-op for the spay is concerned, a quiet room away from the other cat (important) will be fine. I wasn't clear whether or not you were planning to keep her in an empty apartment? Wherever you are, she should be.

rainbow
May 18th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Please do not have your cat declawed. :eek: It is cruel and unnecessary. :eek:

If it was my cat I would postpone the spaying by one week and get her done as soon as you move to your new place. And, again, please do not get her declawed.

erykah1310
May 18th, 2006, 06:37 PM
If there isnt a possiblitly that she can get pregnate I would wait till shortly after you move.

And for the declawing!!! Its cruel and painful! what are the reasons for declawing her?? I have multiple cats and none of them are declawed, they dont scratch my furniture ( Fuzz wants to but I am considering soft claws for her)
Its a good alternative, ask your vet about it, A bit more maintnance but painless and cheaper!! Also they come in nice bright colors so you can basically decorate her up!!!
Please reconsider. How would you feel to have your finger tips chopped off??
Just a thought!!

Toonces
May 18th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Please reconsider declawing. Like erykah1310 suggested you could try soft paws. We got them for our Emma when nothing we did to stop her from scratching things worked. She adjusted fine with them on within minutes, we took her to the vet the first time to have them put on so we could see exactly how they were applied.

Here is a pic of her wearing them to give you an idea.

jesse's mommy
May 18th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Awwww, it looks like her little nails are painted!

shredy
May 18th, 2006, 08:15 PM
I have to agree with everyone else. As a vet tech I've seen a quite a few declaws, and it is a truely horrible experience. The last vet I worked for refused to perform them. Soft claws are an excellent alternative. Just so you have an idea of what she will go through, it is not a simple procedure, often requiring several days of hospitalization (depends on the vet) and is AN AMPUTATION of every little claw. Please reconsider. As for the spay, I might wait until after she is settled, because she might associate the new house with all her new pain. Please reconsider the declaw!!!:fingerscr :fingerscr

LM1313
May 18th, 2006, 11:18 PM
You can also clip the ends of your kitty's nails to make them blunter, just like you clip your nails. It may take your kitty some time to get used to the idea, but it can be done. ;) My kitty boys will just lay there watching as I clip their nails. Does your kitty have a scratching post? Cats like tall posts with firm bases. My kitties also adore the cheap, corroguated cardboard scratchers.

~LM~

Joey.E.CockersMommy
May 18th, 2006, 11:35 PM
I did have a cat quite a few years back - I bought her a scratching post and some catnip spray which I sprayed all over the catching post - when I caught her scratching the furniture I would just pick her up and bring her to the scratching post - it took a few times but she got the idea pretty quick. Spaying yes definatley - declawing I agree with everyone here - not a good idea.

Stacer
May 20th, 2006, 08:28 PM
You should definitely create as little stress for your cat as possible. I agree with what others have said, unless she is in imminent danger of becoming pregnant, wait until she's settled into your new apartment. And I will also have to agree with other members about the declawing, please don't do it. I just had a fairly dramatic situation with my brother and his girlfriend over declawing. I know that most vets will ask if you'd like to have your cat declawed when you bring it in the be spayed or neutered. Most people don't really think about it and say "what the heck, might as well kill 2 birds with one stone". And most vets don't offer any explanation as to what's involved in the declawing operation unless you specifically ask. Look into the alternatives thoroughly before you commit to having your cat's toes amputated. There are lots of very informative websites out there.

http://www.declawing.com/
http://declaw.lisaviolet.com/
http://maxshouse.com/Truth%20About%20Declawing.htm
http://amby.com/cat_site/declaw.html
http://www.paw-rescue.org/declaw_paper.html

here's the softpaws nailcovers website http://www.softpaws.com/

CyberKitten
May 20th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Pls have her spayed but not declawed - stating the obvious here. Declawing is illegal in most countries since it is so painful and cruel. Also, a cat can develop behaviour probs after - sometimes litter box avoidance since they associate their sore paws with the box and later in life, they are more prone to arthritis. It is NOT a simple procedure and mutilates a cat for no good reason. And sadly, many declawed cats do manage to get outside and have no protection.

You have many good links to read - Lisa Violet's site is one of the better ones in terms of anectodal stories and there is a vet site about the surgery. It just makes me sad to think of any kitty being declawed!!!!

Please reconsider - I am sure you love your cat and there are so many more humane alternatives.

chico2
May 20th, 2006, 10:57 PM
I don't think the OP liked what we had to say,but I hope she heeds our advice and spares her cat the agony of being declawed:fingerscr

rainbow
May 20th, 2006, 11:13 PM
You and me both Chico.:pawprint:

Tigger
May 21st, 2006, 10:59 AM
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