|Purred: Fri Jan 6, '06 3:31pm PST |
|Declawing. Wow, what a subhject!
Personally, I am declawed on my front paws. Forget about not defending myself, my back claws are lethal- (Mom says that's not a joke as she's been on the receiving end more than once). But, my family is careful about making sure I stay inside the house! I wouldn't be dealing with humans in the outside world!
Benjamin is NOT declawed. He wasn't out of control with scratching furniture, I was. Nothing helped. Mom was willing to try more, but Dad never was around cats before and was ready to give me away! (Literally) Mom took the lesser of two evils.
If you feel you need to go this route, make sure you have a good vet. If you're in the Philly area, I'll give you my vet's name & number.
It's not that we feel declawing is a good thing, we actually don't. But if you feel that's what you have to do, it's what you have to do.
Please, however, try the many options and aids written about here. Mom wished she had had more time to work with me!
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