declawing or NOT
September 23, 2006 8:58pm CST
CATS,,,,domesticated NEED their claws, even tho owners think they are unneccessary. PLEASE do NOT declaw, if your cat is scratching your furniture, get AWARE of the cats needs to MOVE their inner system, and remove the outter sheild that grows on top of their nails, much like a snake sheds their skin. PLEASE get another piece of wood, or furry furniture and ALLOW them to do what they would LIKE to! NOOOOOOO ON DECLAWING!!!!!!!!!
24 Oct 06
I regularly dip my cats' claws in a rubbery coating called "soft paws"...the nails can still shed as they would normally, and they don't injure eachother when they fight or scratch furniture. I have many places where they can still "scratch", and none of my pets go outside. I agree with saying "no" to declawing...I did it once, and I felt so aweful, I vowed I would never subject an animal to that again.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
25 Nov 06
Scratching posts near their bed and litter box and food dish.... Is the best. I agree declawing is not good for kittens. I mean if you must do something then learn to clip them, so the claws can grow back if they end up getting loose or escaping to the outdoors. They need to have defense. Take care - DNatureofDTrain