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Domon

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ironically enough, what solved our cats scratching problems, in addition to denying them access to scratching places inside, was allowing more outside time where there was plenty of stuff to scratch and dull their claws.
 

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ya'll are some evil fuckers for doing that to him, and you know it.
I agree. Bane was given to fly declawed.

Fly isn't against declawing, but I am. Once this batch of cats die off, I'm putting my foot down for good. We've always had clawed in/outdoor cats growing up and I don't remember any issues.
 

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ironically enough, what solved our cats scratching problems, in addition to denying them access to scratching places inside, was allowing more outside time where there was plenty of stuff to scratch and dull their claws.
Funny we made a scratching post. Never had issues with indoors and scratching.
 

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I see no point in declawing cats if I get them clawed. I won't put my foot down with adopting a cat that was previously declawed as I think all cats deserve a home. I know someone who won't bring a cat in that has though thinking that they will be trouble later in life. Kind of sad and had a stupid argument with them about it. I just trim claws if any get too sharp but most are fine with a scratching post.

pffft, cats will never touch anything you buy them. Thats the nature of cats :p
I realized my typo and edited it to made it... I bought the twine but we had the rest in the house. Both love it and the cardboard one we have in the front room.
 

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Don't be sad. Much safer for cats to be indoors or watched closely while being out doors. If in city/burbs cars can easily kill them. In country animals can eat them. I know some here think it's dumb, but other than bringing mine out with me and only at my side I don't do it. One cat doesn't like it at all which is fine by me. She's nearly 15 so I won't complain.
All my cats are outdoor cats, and we've got foxes/coyotes/eagles in my area, haven't lost a cat yet. I'd rather my cats do what they want than have them staring outside the window and wishing they were out there.

Plus, less litterbox cleaning.
 
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Don't be sad. Much safer for cats to be indoors or watched closely while being out doors. If in city/burbs cars can easily kill them. In country animals can eat them. I know some here think it's dumb, but other than bringing mine out with me and only at my side I don't do it. One cat doesn't like it at all which is fine by me. She's nearly 15 so I won't complain.
Obviously it's safer for animals to be indoors :rolleyes: but they are well equipped for outdoor living so there's no issue. Cats have teeth and claws to hunt and fight off larger predators. Even though your furry little friend is all docile and loves being petted, it is still a fur covered razorblade that will have no issues with most other animals.

Anubis follows us all over, inside or outside, he's always close and seems to be quite vigilant. He's even gotten a few birds while we're chilling outside on the patio.

And any shits he takes outside are shits I don't have to scoop from the box. I'm OK with this. The neighbor kid might not like his sandbox to be defiled but there isn't much I can do about it.
 

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All my cats are outdoor cats, and we've got foxes/coyotes/eagles in my area, haven't lost a cat yet. I'd rather my cats do what they want than have them staring outside the window and wishing they were out there.

Plus, less litterbox cleaning.
And this is why I am glad I live in a city that makes it illegal for pets to roam free. Stepping in another animal's poop in my yard pisses the hell out of me.

I've had an cat hit by a car and we lived in the country at the time. He nearly died because his back end was crushed (hips). I remember finding him all bloody and in bad shape. NEVER again will I let a cat outside without it being at my side at all times. Feel free to do whatever you want, but I find it utterly irresponsible for pet owners to do this.
 

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And this is why I am glad I live in a city that makes it illegal for pets to roam free. Stepping in another animal's poop in my yard pisses the hell out of me.

I've had an cat hit by a car and we lived in the country at the time. He nearly died because his back end was crushed (hips). I remember finding him all bloody and in bad shape. NEVER again will I let a cat outside without it being at my side at all times. Feel free to do whatever you want, but I find it utterly irresponsible for pet owners to do this.
do you not understand that cats bury their waste?
 
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do you not understand that cats bury their waste?
Do you not understand that I stepped in cat poop in my yard when our next door neighbors let their cat out? I assure you they do not dig deep enough and in some cases not at all to cover their poop. Some think a few strands of grass are good enough but it's not.

Sorry to disagree with you but it's a peeve of mine and I am VERY glad our neighbors who let their cats roam are now all gone.