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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Prancer Dancer wiggles a lot

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

October 14th 2001



Being brushed or baithed

Favorite Toy:
any small item

Favorite Nap Spot:
in the window or on a chair or couch

Favorite Food:

She's my REIKI kitty


Arrival Story:
She was a gift from a friend.

She's a beautiful long-haired girl with big yellow eyes. Prancer's front feet have been declawed.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Black until something darker comes along

The Groups I'm In:
Black Cats Crossing our Paths, Black Cats -, Black Cats!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Can anyone in PA or surrounding states help?
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives and a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on it's shoes. - Mark Twain

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 31st 2006 More than 9 years!

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Prancer's weight

April 9th 2015 10:16 pm
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Well, the food I have the others on helped them but Prancer is SO skinny! I started feeding her more and better wet food a week ago, seems to be helping but she has no other symptoms. Still poor in this household and paying off the last charge to the vet so I hope this works. She will get a spring bath soon, I brushed out all her white fur recently. She loves to go outside and although supervised, she is now the only one I trust without a harness on.



June 24th 2011 12:15 am
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I got an undercarriage shave and a bath tonight! I look ten years younger and smell like a beauty parlor, however, I did not stop screaming for an hour just waiting for my mommy to give me eye contact so I could bop her in the face! Good thing I only have to go through this a couple times a year but mommy tells me I will be cooler. Mom was suprised how skinny I was under all this fur and how much was in the trash when she was done. None of the other cats gave me hell when it was over because I am so mellow about how I look now. Mom said she's proud of me but will give me rescue remedy beforehand next time.
p.s. Mommy burned her hand protecting my back from a hot lamp on the desk I started to rub against last week so she gave away that lamp.



March 29th 2011 10:52 am
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Physical Consequences of Declawing

Declawing changes the way the cat’s paws function, and this creates stress on the joints of the paw, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and spine. The cat’s gait changes, as weight is shifted backward from the toes to the large rear pad of the paw.

Research has demonstrated that, after declawing, cats shift their entire weight more toward the hind legs. This is quite a feat, considering that the front legs normally bear about 60% of the cat’s entire weight.

Within 6 months or so, normal weight distribution among the four legs is restored to pre-surgery values. However, changes and stresses within the paw persist and may even worsen due to normal contracture of the severed tendons due to scar tissue formation.

Over time, this altered stress can contribute to the development of arthritis.

In most older declawed cats, the toes are completely “frozen,” immovable even under deep anesthesia.

Declawing causes observable changes to the cat’s anatomy that are not only visible on radiographs (x-rays) but are obvious to anyone who cares to see them.

It would be interesting to hear what the orthopedic specialists make of these changes. Can the veterinary community continue to deny the reality that declawing causes serious long-term consequences to the cat?

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