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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Question Declawed cats with clawed cats?

Quick question - we have 2 cats that have all their claws. Is it possible to add another cat to the household (looking to possibly foster), but one that is declawed? Is there a danger in doing so?

I would hate to bring in a cat that is already at a disadvantage for being the newbie in the household and then it has no way to defend itself either against my current two (plus the dog! Although, I have no worries at all with the dog).

Just curious what the experts here think.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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awesome question! I too am curious.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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If introduction is done correctly and they are not just thrown in together, then it can be done.
I have done it many times.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Your chances of having a sprayer (if male) is greater as he can't leave his scent when he scratches.

I hope it works out.
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Our Kitty (real name) is declawed and we introduced Bella, who has claws to the family. It's been almost 3 years since their feline cohabitation and all has worked out rather well. BTW...both are female.

It's a matter of human monitoring and keeping a close eye on their coexistence with each other. Where there's a will...there's a way.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Glad to hear this. Thx all.
We adopted 2 de-clawed cats last year and we have just started talking about a third in a year's time maybe. That third cat will likely have claws and the interaction is something that we have been thinking about. Glad it's working for some.
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