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What are your opinions? Front or front and back claws.

Jul 5, 2012 - 09:54 pm
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front only if at all..., but it has to be done when they are kittens......can't do it when they are older/adult cats.... I don't think any vet will do it if they aren't still a kitten.

Jul 5, 2012 - 09:58 pm
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I know most people say it is wrong but it is also wrong to abandon a cat because it claws your furniture. I had mine declawed on the front only and it was great. Becareful they are not too old as it might be too traumatic. Have you tried nail caps? Mine would have nothing to do with them and ran at the first sight of them and if I caught her she would bite me. Just a thought.

Jul 5, 2012 - 09:58 pm
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barbaric, IMO...the toes attached to the claws are REMOVED, affecting the cat's balance. It can also be very uncomfortable or painfull, even after recovery. I was considering that for my cat at one point and I was shocked when I read how it's done.

Jul 5, 2012 - 10:01 pm
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Both of our cats are declawed. Our oldest cat has no front or back and the Siamese has no front. It's a long story on why the oldest one is completely declawed.

Jul 5, 2012 - 10:43 pm
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My sisters use the claw caps, and say they work pretty well. I guess it depends on how your cat reacts to them.


Jul 5, 2012 - 10:45 pm
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I don't like cats

Jul 6, 2012 - 06:28 am
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my girls both 16 years old are front feet declawed but now it causing litterbox problems my vet says it's maybe because their feet might be hurting them now in their old age.

Jul 6, 2012 - 06:50 am
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my 13 year old cat was front declawed when i got him and about a year ago he stopped using the litter box.  I thought it was cause i changed to a less dust litter but maybe its his paws?  He only wants to potty outside now , like the dogs.  I actually don't mind it, less litter to buy and scoop.  


Jul 6, 2012 - 07:19 am
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From what I've read, granulated litter can be uncomfortable or painful for declawed cats. if he goes outside, he's covering with dirt (I assume) which is softer.

Jul 6, 2012 - 09:19 am
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i thought (briefly) about getting Ami declawed because he was ripping up the carpet. but then i realized how it's done and what the long term effects are. it just wasn't worth it to me. plus...he was so big, no vet should have been willing to do it in the first place.

 

i used the claw caps on him and they worked really well.


Jul 6, 2012 - 09:21 am
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Strongly against it from what I've seen working at a vet clinic.

Jul 6, 2012 - 09:23 am
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Don't do it!  The only way I can see declawing is if the cat is goingto lose it's home because of being destructive.  I have two cats and I just make sure they have a scratching post and have had no problems with them.  Wait and see i there is a problem first

Jul 6, 2012 - 09:48 am
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I declawed my first cat. But he turned out to like the outdoors more than beeing in house. He got hiss ass kicked too many times to count. He had no defense other than run away like a hippie liberal. The rest of my cats i have left alone.

Jul 6, 2012 - 09:51 am
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Just watching "My cat from Hell" on Anmal planet with the cat expert.  This episode is about a cat who is  declawed who is peeing all the time outside the litter box.  The expert says he sees this all the time with declawed cats,because when the cat  comes home from the vets after the op. it hurts them to step on the litter.  Makes sense.

Jul 14, 2012 - 07:20 pm
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We tried the claw caps and they would fall off. IT was also a pain in the arse to put those on. Out cat was tearing things up so instead of sending her to the pound we did the humane thing and had her declawed. I was amazed at some of the prices quted (some around $400), we finally got  her declawed at Glade Valley. Our cat is indoor and she is very happy.

Jul 14, 2012 - 07:36 pm
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