does a cat's temperament change when it gets declawed?

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Posted: 5/10/2012 11:15:12 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by The Hawk:

They have caps you can put over their claws..............

that drives them nuts Ive heard.


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Posted: 5/11/2012 9:49:22 AM
i want to get another cat so this one has someone to play with. she wont with the dog. i want a tuxedo cat next.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 10:52:15 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by drunkskunk:

i want to get another cat so this one has someone to play with. she wont with the dog. i want a tuxedo cat next.

We had a 10 year old and got a young male.....that worked out OK. Our 10 year old has since passed on and now we only have a 4 year old male.  He's had some behavioral issues since our older one died.  We're thinking of another youngster and pretty much have resigned ourselves to the fact that it will be a female.  Be careful what sex you get if you do get another.  I'd go on-line and do some research or get some advice from the vet.  
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Posted: 5/11/2012 3:17:03 PM
A rat is a fish is a dog is a cow is a bird is a cat is a boy.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 3:58:04 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by 666LES:

A rat is a fish is a dog is a cow is a bird is a cat is a boy.

Having identity issues again? Back to therapy you go!

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Posted: 5/11/2012 4:04:44 PM
The cool thing about a cat is that if you get sick of it you can drive it downtown and throw it out the window of your car without feeling bad. 
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Posted: 5/11/2012 6:02:31 PM
don't do it bro.  cats need those things
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Posted: 5/11/2012 6:34:15 PM

Get a 100% purebred siamese.  He/she will dominate and establish all the rules over any pet you have in the house...easily.

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Posted: 5/11/2012 8:53:00 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

The cool thing about a cat is that if you get sick of it you can drive it downtown and throw it out the window of your car without feeling bad. 


you're an idiot. I'll throw u out a car window first, jackass.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 9:10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

The cool thing about a cat is that if you get sick of it you can drive it downtown and throw it out the window of your car without feeling bad. 

funny sh*t

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Posted: 5/12/2012 12:02:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by searchwarrant:

Get a 100% purebred siamese.  He/she will dominate and establish all the rules over any pet you have in the house...easily.

that sounds expensive and i dont even know what a siamese is.
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Posted: 5/12/2012 12:03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sowhat83:



you're an idiot. I'll throw u out a car window first, jackass.

yea that is mean. people should not talk like that. i would never do that.

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Posted: 5/12/2012 1:13:45 PM
People talk alot of garbage about cats because they've heard some other fool talking garbage about cats and they think its manly or something. We've rescued a cat and it's our first. The thing is very clean and well behaved with a ton of personality. My wife did have it declawed because she was worried about the furniture etc.. wasn't too sure about it myself but she seems to be totally normal and well adjusted. She stalk and jumps both of my dogs who bark there fools off at cats outside but are giant pussies when confronted with a cat in the house.  The cat also continues to scratch the furniture and even my jeans but with no claws so its all cool. I've never smelled cat piss or anything as the thing never pisses on the floor or anything. My wife also cleans the box daily so maybe thats why. Our box is like a tub with a hole in the top so the cat goes down inside then hops out and leaves any litter behind. This cat also lets me clip her nails with no problem which alot of people can't believe.. also lets you rub her belly.  Overall I love my dogs but Cats are cool too
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Posted: 5/13/2012 3:03:35 AM
if your cat is a kitten it might chill out as it gets older...

I found that you are better off giving them an alternative like a scratching post then trying to deter them from scratching...

I would not advocate declawing the cat even if it is an indoor cat... because if it were to find itself in a bad situation it would be defenseless...  It is like saying as long as you have access to a wheel chair you dont really need your feet...

I adopted a cat that was declawed and even just touching her claws brought on a sensitive trauma reaction...  The cat I have now has about a dozen scratching posts through out the house to claw at...

I also believe if you play with your box alot and get it all worn out it wont be so uptight.... So go buy some toys

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Posted: 5/13/2012 3:19:51 AM
Good Article

Cat Claw removal, or declawing as it's normally referred to, is performed under a general anesthetic and is a major surgical operation. It's not simply a removal of the claw; it's an amputation of the last joint on each of the cats toes. Claws are not equivalent our fingernails or toenails, they're actually a part of the last bone in their toes.

Cats make use of their claws for a lot of different functions. They walk and balance on their toes so consequently their joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons are planned by nature for that design. Cats love climbing and jumping up onto high targets such as the backs of chairs, their scratching tree or even climbing tree outside and they make use of their claws to pull themselves upward. Cats love to stretch out and will take hold of the carpet or something else with their claws to achieve this. And we all understand how terrific a stretch makes us feel, particularly if we’re trying to work out a twist in one of our muscles.

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Doing a cat claw removal the cats ability to protect itself from other creatures, or humans, that are attacking or abusing them. Remove their claws and you leave them vulnerable, not able to defend themselves or even climb a tree to escape a dog. They are not able to mark out their own territory and space from other cats.

Maybe the concluding indignity for a cat that's been declawed is in their individual hygiene. We all recognize how clean cats are. They use their claws to bury their excretions. To be incapable to do this would ruin a cat’s dignity.

Regrettably, a few unaccountable cat owners choose that their household belongings or rugs and draperies are more significant than the welfare of their cat and will chose to have a cat claw removal done just in case the cat could damage something or as a penalty for what the cat has done for something that comes completely natural such as marking off a territory or having a need stretch by digging their claws in the carpet.

As I mentioned above, having a cat claw removal is a major surgical operation, one that can only be executed by a veterinarian. There's a high chance of complications with any surgical procedure such as nerve damage, a awful response to the anesthetic agent or infection. You'll want to have a real good reason to have your cat declawed, as any respectable veterinarian will not do the surgical procedure simply to keep your furniture or rug protected.

If you do decide to go ahead with the surgical procedure, anticipate some major personality alterations after declawing. Your cat will likely will become very afraid of you and completely sequestered. He (or she) will be in a good deal of pain and befuddled about what just happened. Your cat won't be able to use the litter box as attempting to cover up their eliminations will be very painful expect puddles and droppings elsewhere. If they associate you with the painfulness [and they most likely probably will], they might well become assertive towards you and begin biting as this is now the only means for defense.

When the hurting of the cat claw removal is gone do not anticipate your cat to be playful with you or his toys similar to the way he used to be. A lot of that playfulness was linked with him being capable of catching his toys with his claws and he is no longer able do this and will consequently be miserable. Also, climbing up, and jumping and landing on his clawless feet will be painful.






 


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Posted: 5/13/2012 3:20:03 AM

If you really would like to protect your furnishings Train Your Kitty when you 1st get them...And buy a good scratching post to use for scratching. When training begins soon enough, your cat will with happiness use this for all his scratching wants. If you're not able to train an older cat to use a scratching tree instead of your furniture, please, do not have him declawed.

Try making use of nail caps. These fit on top of the cat’s claws. If this does not work, consider finding a good home for your cat and get yourself a dog. No I'm not trying to be sarcastic...Remember you choose your cat...Not the other way around!

In conclusion, here is a comparison you should think about. Humans have trouble walking and balancing after losing their big toe as a result of an accident. Just think how they'd get by if all their toes were amputated at the last joint.

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Posted: 5/13/2012 3:25:40 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

The cool thing about a cat is that if you get sick of it you can drive it downtown and throw it out the window of your car without feeling bad. 


There are some heartless pricks out there (not unlike yourself) who don't deserve to live, let alone keep pets. GTFO, you gormless, cock munching, worthless piece of garbage. I honestly hope you would at least stop the car before undertaking such a mindless act. Pathetic scum. And yes, I love all animals to their death and I hate people like you. So much so I foam at the mouth.
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Posted: 5/13/2012 12:16:03 PM
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Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

The cool thing about a cat is that if you get sick of it you can drive it downtown and throw it out the window of your car without feeling bad. 

I had a white trash neighbor who did that to the family cat. Tore the kids up. He took the cat out into the country about 20 miles away. About a week later the cat showed back up and had a happy renunion with the kids.What a stupid darn that guy was.

I think some guys hate cats for no other reason than some past girlfriend had one. She dumped him. So he hates her and her damn cat. Classic transferrence.The cat plays right to his insecurities.

I've got a cat, who's a lot like a dog. She's about a year-and-a-half old right now, and a terrific pet. She does her business outside. She'll only use the litterbox inside if there's like two feet of snow and and ten below zero. The rest of time, she does it outside. Love it. And you don't have to pick up cat garbage like dog garbage since she buries it. She also plays catch. We worked out a game with my girlfriend's hair ties. Damn cat can't get enough of that game. Loves to leap and do back flips to catch the ones I shoot over her head. If I could only train her to bring them back......

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Posted: 5/13/2012 1:08:32 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Trigg:



There are some heartless pricks out there (not unlike yourself) who don't deserve to live, let alone keep pets. GTFO, you gormless, cock munching, worthless piece of garbage. I honestly hope you would at least stop the car before undertaking such a mindless act. Pathetic scum. And yes, I love all animals to their death and I hate people like you. So much so I foam at the mouth.

 


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Posted: 5/13/2012 1:13:56 PM
people really think i'd drive downtown and throw a cat out of my car ...........  ......... Trigg is foaming at the mouth ... lol 
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Posted: 5/13/2012 2:01:31 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

people really think i'd drive downtown and throw a cat out of my car ...........  ......... Trigg is foaming at the mouth ... lol 

Even so it was a pretty classless comment.

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Posted: 5/13/2012 5:24:32 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ocd:

funny sh*t


or funny .......... if you have a sense of humor 



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Posted: 5/15/2012 1:07:20 AM
first way to tell if a cat is developing The Aids is if its eye's glow in pictures you have taken of it 
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Posted: 5/15/2012 1:26:32 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Trigg:



There are some heartless pricks out there (not unlike yourself) who don't deserve to live, let alone keep pets. GTFO, you gormless, cock munching, worthless piece of garbage. I honestly hope you would at least stop the car before undertaking such a mindless act. Pathetic scum. And yes, I love all animals to their death and I hate people like you. So much so I foam at the mouth.
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Posted: 5/15/2012 1:27:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Iw1nBets:

first way to tell if a cat is developing The Aids is if its eye's glow in pictures you have taken of it 
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