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Funny Animals - kitty approval   Off-Topic Chat

Started Feb-9 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 710 views.

From: judyinohio


Point out to DH that it would be totally unacceptable to declaw a cat that has to live with those huge dogs.  Find a new home for Ranger instead.

  • Edited February 9, 2021 2:44 pm  by  judyinohio

I have pointed out that the dogs have also done plenty of damage over the years to the house.  & Ranger has not ever been a big scratcher on the furniture.  He has however done significant damage to the door frames, even the one right next to his cat tree, dumb cat.  Periodically I have put up foil to discourage him which works well.  We may have a knock down drag out over it as I do not want to declaw him.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


declaw?  oh no no no!!   Research on how to discourage Ranger from scratching things that should be left alone.

AND ... work on re-educating DH.  Of course, you need to pick your battles, but on this one, I'd stand firm.  AND keep Ranger.

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


they have those glue on covers for cat's nails. the come off over time though of course and need to be done again. removing claws is so hard on the animal. hurts them a lot. whom ever suggests it should try it on themselves first!

If poor kitty ever got locked out or lost, he would be unable to defend himself.  Yikes!  

Maybe wrap the new sofa in foil for a few weeks.

I declared 2 cats decades ago......never again.

Well one of the cats got an infection from the procedure and we had to take him to vet urgent care. He got better. When he was 13 he escaped outside and we could not find him. I was devastated. His brother did fine after the surgery. 

The reason they got declawed was that I bought an art deco sofa in mint condition and they totally destroyed it, as well as some other furniture.


From: judyinohio


Art deco sofa was probably stuffed with horsehair or something else irresistibly "delicious" to kitty sensory system.