Why It Is NEVER Okay To Declaw A Cat
Declawing doesn't just remove a cat's nails, it involves bone amputation and leads to all sorts of health problems. Here are some safe alternatives.
Why Does A Cat Need To Scratch?
The more obvious function of a cat’s claws is for defense. Your cat’s four paws contain the necessary weapons she needs to protect herself when attacked.
Declawing cats: More than just a manicure
The declawing process is actually a painful and permanent alteration — some would say mutilation — of a cat’s paw. A cat’s claw isn’t like a human toenail: it is both retractable and adhered to bone. The declawing process is actually the complete amputation of the claw and the attached bone. Declawing procedures are performed […]
Why do people opt to declaw their cats?
Declawing is a cosmetic procedure usually performed in order to prevent a cat from scratching. In rare cases, removal of the claw is performed because of an injury or tumor, and if the veterinarian sees it as a necessary procedure. But declawing is primarily performed for the human’s benefit. What’s a common target for a […]
Redirecting is the name of the game
There are plenty of great products out there on the market that are great alternatives to declawing. With some time and a little bit of patience, you may find the perfect product for you and your scratchy kitty. To aid in redirecting your kitty’s behavior, you may have to make the former object of your […]
Make your cat go “POST-al”
The first and perhaps most important item in your anti-furniture-scratching arsenal is a proper cat scratching post. Cat posts come in all shapes and sizes; whether you live in a studio apartment or a sprawling mansion, cat posts are available to suit your needs. The post you choose should be stable and large enough for […]