Dude thanks so much
For sure, brotha👊 Only thing to be careful with, if you already have a couch arm or something that’s torn up, you gotta watch out for them getting the claw caps caught if they try to scratch with them on. I had a couch my old cat had ripped up already, and I’d fall asleep on the couch and wake up, and he’d be laying there with one arm up, just stuck lmao, and I had to cut the couch fabric more with some scissors to get him out. Ended up draping a towel over it whenever we weren’t expecting company so he couldn’t get to it. But he was an old cat by then, the time to have trained him to use a scratching post was long past, and we just decided we’d have ratty furniture til he lived out his life, haha. But in your case, the bedding isn’t the same kind of deal, this was a torn up old junker couch, so the claw caps should work fine👍
Thanks I'd hate to have to even think of declawing blah I want my pets to be natural and nothing changing
Good that is the best way. Is the cat quite young still?
He's 11 years old lol
Oh damn 😂 you're gonna have to work a little harder they get more stubborn but I'm sure he will love a new scratch post
I think that's the way to go!
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Ha... ha... you're so funny
Grooming of what 🤔
@Smashingdoozy hair and nail... Is there no pet grooming where u are?
Cats groom themselves...
Yeah I was like... my cat ALWAYS grooms himself and takes good care of himself. Only thing I do really is sometimes comb his fur or give him a bath once or twice a year.
I feel like cutting cat's nails is cruel too... They need those sharp bbys
That's exactly how I feel, like how are they suppose to defend themselves? I don't want to ruin what they are made of.
No, don't do this.
@Smashingdoozy Yeah I wouldn't do that again. However I did do this to my cat a long time ago. Either that or just train your cat really well not to do it.
It's cruel. You just need to provide adequate scratching posts
@Smashingdoozy I was 15 back then in my defense. Had I known what I known now yeah I wouldn't have done it.
That will also injure the first phalanxes of the paws. Don't you think that this is a bit... cruel?
@andreasderjuengere the vets know what they’re doing. Our cats phalanxes are fine.
Hmmm. Most other voices see that differently. So: is there something that 'your' vet did that others don't do?
@andreasderjuengere I’m not the vet. Are your friend’s also animal rights activists? Maybe they have an agenda. All I know is the cats happy. She scratches her paws on the sofa. Nothing gets ripped to shreds. And she still has her back claws to climb trees.
I'm not a vet either. I also have no 'activist' motivations - I just try to be a good cat-daddy :)All my own 'information' says that de-clawing isn't 'good'. But as you say: nowadays there is so much propaganda even in basic information that it can get very confusing. That's why I wonder if 'your' vet has some new facts to tell. For the time being, I find the present anti-reasons quite convincing, though.
@andreasderjuengere it was 10 years ago. If anything it’s safer.