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  1. Declawing - Post-surgery Care And Complications

    Declawing - Post-surgery Care And Complications

    TheCatSite.com is against declawing. It is not a procedure that only removes a cat's nails, but removes part of his toes. There are less expensive, easier and more humane ways to keep your furniture safe. Unfortunately, some veterinarians still recommend declawing as routine surgery along with...
  2. How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

    How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

    Many owners wonder sometimes if it's at all possible to have a cat and nice furniture at the same house. When cats cause damage to furniture some owners can get so frustrated they turn to declawing the cat or even getting rid of her. These drastic measures can be avoided. Understanding the...
  3. Declawing - More Than Just A Manicure

    Declawing - More Than Just A Manicure

    At the veterinarian's office, the family proudly smiled at their newest addition to the family. But the cat didn't smile back; it was still groggy from the anesthesia. That was just as well; blood was seeping through two of the four bandages covering his little paws. The children were eager to...
  4. Declawing And Alternatives

    Declawing And Alternatives

    Should I Declaw My Cat?You should discuss with your veterinarian why you want to declaw your cat, what other methods you have tried to alleviate the problem behavior, or if there is a medical necessity to declaw, and the actual procedure of declawing. Once you have the facts about the procedure...
  5. How To Best Take Care Of Cat Claws

    How To Best Take Care Of Cat Claws

    The cat's claws, complex retractable appendages, are usually withdrawn within their sheathes above the toe pads. The cat may extend its claws when necessary in order to climb, grip, or defend itself. The visible part of the claw is made up of two main parts: The center of the claw, called the...
  6. A Personal Look At Declawing

    A Personal Look At Declawing

    Written by Diane C. NicholsonI worked for 3 veterinarians, more than 30 years ago, and had the unpleasant experience of assisting in one de-clawing procedure. Like many, I had assumed that the practice was a simple surgery, and that the cat would awaken in basically the same body, only now...
  7. Why Cats Should Not Be Declawed

    Why Cats Should Not Be Declawed

    De-clawing is literally maiming a cat. It is illegal and termed "inhumane" and "unnecessary mutilation" in most countries of the world because of its crippling effects, not only physically, but emotionally and behaviorally. De-clawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other...
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