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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:23 PM
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Stray cat and treatment?

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Just wanted to get some advice about stray cats and treatment - is it too much for a 5 month stray kitten (which has worms) to get spayed, declawed, dewormed and vaccinated all in a 24 hour period? We've been feeding the cat for the past few weeks, and she seems healthy, does all the cat things (cleans herself, plays, purrs etc.). Has anyone had any cats react to deworming medication or vaccinations in a severe way?
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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:53 PM
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I personally wouldn't do it all at once (too overwhelming for her immune system). Why do you want to declaw? Please read this: http://www.pawproject.com/html/faqs.asp
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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:53 PM
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A vet would best be able to assess whether or not a stray kitty is healthy enough for surgery.

I was wondering why you intend to get her declawed though? If you plan to keep her then you should be able to direct her scratching instinct to appropriate targets like a scratch pad/post.....and if she is too feral to keep inside than she will need her claws to defend herself. It would be best to avoid this unecessary and painful procedure - but excellent call on getting her fixed, dewormed, etc. Thank you for caring for this kitty and taking her to a vet!
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:42 AM
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I think this should be a discussion with your vet who can assess the health of the cat. No cat who is not completely healthy should have surgery done unless it is crucial.

Please, please, please do not get your cat declawed, it can lead to a life of pain (talk to an amputee) and should the cat ever get outside and attacked it would leave it defenseless. Very cruel death.

North American countries are some of the only 1st world countries that still allows this surgery. It is illegal in most European countries.


Here is another article about declawing:

http://www.declawing.com/
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:48 AM
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Please,please do not declaw the kitten..I realize many people do not know what the procedure is all about,but in truth it is a painful mutilation of the cats paws.
Otherwise I think you are ok,but I don't think a vet would spay and vaccinate at the same time,I've only ever had one female cat.
Currently I have 3 males with claws,you can never prevent scratching 100%,but with training and a cat-tree,cardboard scratch-boxes etc...your furnitures will be spared.
Also,thank you for giving her a home,hopefully soon,or chances are she will end up pregnant:sad:
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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I have to add my voice here, please don't declaw, if you read the articles posted here you will see why. The spaying will prolong her life, the declawing will scar her for life. My cousin had his cat declawed and it was never the same psychologically or physically. Could barely walk years after the surgery because his feet hurt and was afraid and aggressive - he was not the wonderful happy, affectionate and playful pet after the surgery as he was before. It was so sad and my cousin regretted it deeply.

For the other procedures, I've had my dogs and cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated at the same time and they were fine. Mainly because they were rescues who needed the spay/neuter asap but with my non-rescues I vaccinate, deworm, well ahead of surgery. Just don't want to overload their immune systems if it's possible.

I hope all goes well.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Unless the cat is a 100% indoor cat (never ever goes outside).. Declawed cat = Dead cat.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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Hi

Thank u for rescuing the kitten.

Please don't declaw your kitten.

(I'm ashamed to admit this.) But as a person that didn't know anything about cats when I found my first cat in our garage I had Willie declawed. THEN a few years after I found out what the surgery really was like and I tell everyone I know not to declaw their cats! I now have 2 more kittens and they will NEVER EVER be declawed!

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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:56 PM
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Unless the cat is a 100% indoor cat (never ever goes outside).. Declawed cat = Dead cat.
Even indoor cats escape outside once in a while.

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All of my ferals/kitties get vaccinated and s/n on the same day. The worm meds are given a couple of weeks before they go in (if possible). Normally worm meds are given once and repeat dosage 10 days to a month later, depending on meds.
Not addressing the declawing. You have had enough good information passed on to you about that.
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