abhorrent1: Yeah, that's not a nice thing to do to the poor puppies. declawing cats is still okay though.
HeartBurnKid: dittybopper: Mugato: abhorrent1: declawing catsDeclawing cats is a farked up practice.Meh.I have had cats that were declawed, and I've had cats that weren't. Currently, I have both: A 9 year old female that isn't declawed, a 1 year old female that is, and a male kitten that isn't and won't be*. For an inside cat, I don't have a problem with it so long as it's done when they are young. I haven't noticed *ANY* significant difference in behavior either way.*Signed a contract for that one saying we wouldn't declaw, and my word is my bond.I have a declawed cat (not by me, by his previous owner), and I've noticed some odd behaviors on his part. He treads very carefully on his front paws, for example, and licks them often. It makes me think they always hurt.Just because you don't notice these signs, doesn't mean they aren't there. Cats are very, very good at hiding pain.
MythDragon: Greek: There's a non- surgical method now of de- barking a dog. Works pretty well. It's called "train the farking animal properly, or don't get a dog, you dumb shiat!"Same goes for declawing a cat. Even an indoor one- the declawing process actually involves amputating the first knuckle from each paw. Cats often develop behavioral problems as a result. Contrary to popular belief, cats can be trained. It takes a bit more effort than it does with a dog, but it's possible. Provide lots of natural- feeling scratching surfaces, such as sisal rope door hangers, LONG cardboard scratchers, and scratching posts covered either in sisal or natural bark. Put them near the places they like to scratch, and squirt them with water when they try to scratch inappropriately, and give them a treat when they scratch something they should. Also, keeping their claws trimmed if they're an indoor cat helps a lot, too.But this stuff all takes a little work, and some people are too lazy. These people shouldn't have pets. Or children, for that matter.[overthetoppets.com image 348x339][1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x569]These work quite well and last for about a month. Then you clip the claws and re-apply. The cat gets to scratch, but nothing gets damaged. And anger swipes no longer hurt.Plus look how pelased that cat is with her pretty pink nails.
NephilimNexus: Ok so deliberately using selective breeding to turn this...[fohn.net image 360x240] Into this...[2.bp.blogspot.com image 360x240]... is fine, but using surgery on an annoying dog so that it doesn't keep the entire neighborhood awake at 3am is considered unacceptable?You people are screwed up.
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rkelley25: 250 + comments and no one pointed out that his bite is now worse than his bark?I have a 90lb Mastiff/Boxer and live in Chicago. His bark could save my arse .
Liese: crzybtch: had a cat that was 50% tabby and %50 percent minature tigerI think I see your problem.
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