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Unread 04-20-2006   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone could give me thier views on having my cat declawed. My cat is 1 year old and is just scratching all of my furniture. I have bought scratch posts and tried everything. My question is will it hurt my cat in anyway, and should I do the front and the back claws, or just the front, if I decide to have my cat declawed? Thanks
 
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Unread 04-20-2006   #2 (permalink)
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In my honest opinion if your going to declaw your cat only do the front claws. They need some way to defend themself if they get outside by accident. I have also heard many debates go on and on how inhumane it is to take both sets of claws from a cat. However, with that said being shes scratching up your furniture I would definately consider it. Or learn how to keep her claws neatly trimmed and filed so she can't tear up your furniture. Good Luck.
 
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That is true, I would definately want her to be able to defend herself since she does enjoy going outside to play. She seems to only be scratching furniture with her front paws. So if I do have it done. I will make sure to only have the front ones removed. Thanks for the advice!
 
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There is also this pet guard spray stuff that you can spray on your furniture to help get her to stop. Do you have scratching posts and stuff for her??
 
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Yes, I do have a scratching post for her. But she never uses it. She just likes to climb up it and sleep on the top She would rather use my sofa I will have to look into the spray. I have never tried that before. I will try anything before resorting to having to declawing her.
 
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I did a google search for the topic on how to get your cat to stop scratching on the furniture and this is what came up. Hope you can find some useful information here.

http://www.catscratching.com/
 
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Thanks ,I checked that link out and it looks like there are alot of things there that I can use. I have always heard about trimming cat claws, but was not sure how to do it. So maybe I will try that. Thanks again.
 
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No problem glad I could help. My grandpa trims their cats claws although he doesn't sharpen them on the furniture.
 
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I don't know. She has the right to defend herself.
Declawing her could be really bad in the future.
Your furniture won't be scratched anymore, but she will be limited in this way.

I found this site that could help you:
http://www.xmission.com/~emailbox/declaw.htm

It's about Cat's declawing.
 
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Go for the front declawing, doing both sets will completely invalidate any natural instincts your cat has if it is trapped outside, but removing the front claws could keep your design instincts too
 
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