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Old 05-07-2010, 02:26 PM   #41
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My gf adopted a stray cat last year, when we moved in together she brought her along. The first day the cat clawed my leather couch, so we bought some of those softpaws. They actually work very well.

You basically use some of the CA glue they include, fill the nail cap up, make your cat pop its claws out, trim the nail and put the nail cap on. You just need to watch her until the glue sets so she doesn't try and pull them off. They then stay on for about 4-6 weeks until the claws grow back enough for them to fall off.

Her cat adjusted to them super quickly. She still tries to claw things, but now she does no damage. Though we have found that she is more prone to bite now. Oh well, I'll take her biting over scratching my furniture.
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Soft paws work VERY well and are pretty inexpensive.

Another option is just trimming her claws. Your vet can show you how, or read about it online.

I'm with Braneack on this one- declawing is super cruel.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #43
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Seriously guys?

Its not that painful of a procedure if they are still young...and they get along fine. I've had discussions with several vets about this and it is not a cruel thing to do IMO.

My GF and I decided to leave the rears in so they can protect themselves if they get outside and fight back when I am drunk and playing with him. He can still catch mice quite proficiently and just doesn't attack my feet when I sleep or tear **** up. (*he does still do this, but is doesn't hurt)
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Seriously guys?

Its not that painful of a procedure if they are still young...and they get along fine. I've had discussions with several vets about this and it is not a cruel thing to do IMO.
You're misinformed.

It's pretty much like removing your fingertip at the first knuckle. Whether it's done with a knife, laser, or whatever, that's the procedure.

Just because it's a kitten it doesn't feel pain?
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #45
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Just because it's a kitten it doesn't feel pain?
The cat is unconscious for the procedure, tard.
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Who here was circumcised as a baby and remembers how it felt? Exactly.

It seems like there are options such as clipping the nails frequently, or soft claws. So if you are really worried about hurting the kitty go that route.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:55 PM   #47
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Clipping them is my opinion... Also, LAWL at the tag.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:01 PM   #48
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$3700 leather sofa > cat

They get over it. Last two cats we had it done and it didn't seem to bother them. What we did was have them neutered the same day, so the loss and after pain from that procedure (which isn't considered super cruel I guess) totally made them forget about the claws.

I would have tried the soft paw things I guess had they been an option. This was a while ago.

We no longer have cats, traded them in on some monkeys.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:15 PM   #49
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we just use regular old nail clippers. my wife does it as she's an animal professional and good at wrangling cats.
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You're misinformed.

It's pretty much like removing your fingertip at the first knuckle. Whether it's done with a knife, laser, or whatever, that's the procedure.

Just because it's a kitten it doesn't feel pain?
Yes. Except when they are younger it is a VERY thin tendon that they clip. When done correctly it does not cause them any more pain than clipping a fingernail a bit to short.

And they are sedated during the operation and they feel very little afterwards. He still swipes at **** like he has his claws and is not phased by much at all.
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The cat is unconscious for the procedure, tard.
Ok, we'll knock you out and cut off all of your fingers at the first knuckle.

You won't feel any pain at all when you wake up and wait for the open wounds at the ends of your fingers to heal.

If you want to mutilate your cat, go ahead. But don't kid yourself that it isn't painful.
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Cats live a long time. You just never know what situation the future might hold.
QFT. My first cat lived for 18 years.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:13 PM   #53
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we just use regular old nail clippers. my wife does it as she's an animal professional and good at wrangling cats.
Just to be clear- you use clippers to trim their claws so they're not sharp.

You do not use them to de-claw the cat.

Last thing we need is some mt.net idiot trying a DIY declawing procedure.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:16 PM   #54
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Don't we also neuter and spay cats? Imagine having your ***** REMOVED ... your argument is invalid.
WE don't do anything. I agree that removing claws isn't right, nor is neutering and spaying. My animals deserve to be all natural, who am I to say they can't be what they are or do what they want, just because I "own" them. Sometimes neutering and spaying is necessary for health reasons, in which case it's fine.

Anyway, I say no to the de-claw.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:41 PM   #55
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ill adopt that ***** if you dont want it and would be willing to ship it to california.
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And don't forget the general surgery risks. My wife lost a kitty while he was in for a declaw.....

And we have one with screwed up front feet from a botched declaw.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #57
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I've got 2 fixed cats that have had their front claws removed. Both cats were adopted from the street 1 when juvenile and 1 when adult. The procedure was quick and the cats rebounded within a week. It's not too bad on them. They were back to eating normally by the next day. The anesthesia does a number on their digestive system.

One thing to keep in mind is that without their front claws they are at a BIG disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves. So they had better not get out side. DO IT and have a happy household.
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Only Hustler could start a thread about cat claws and get it to blow up by dinner time.
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i wish I had my 4skin back.
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i wish I had my 4skin back.
Maybe someone will donate theirs. You can't have mine. Na-tu-ral

I bet deep fried foreskins would be damn good! Crispy!
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