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Cat Declawing Alternatives Review

Cat Declawing AlternativesLike it or not, the facts on the negative effects of declawing cats are still up for debate. In many countries it is illegal and considered inhumane, while many in the United States claim that studies on the psychological and physiological damage to felines from declawing are inconclusive.

However, the debate has allowed for many cat declawing alternatives to arise. Thus, it is totally up to the owner which method for dealing with cat behavior problems relating to clawing they choose.

Top 10 Cat Behavior Problems Owners Should Know

Cat Behavior ProblemsEven owners of many cats for many may come across behaviors that are unfamiliar or worrisome. Many cats are different, and react to stimuli in different ways. When dealing with what looks like cat behavior problems, try to understand the reasoning behind the behavior, and how best to handle or alter the behavior. Punishment rarely works for cats, so keep this in mind.

Below are the Top 10 Cat Behavior Problems owners should know, and the best ways how to handle each.

Declawing Cats Pros and Cons

Declawing CatsJust mention declawing cats and you will hear strong opinions both pro and con. Declawing cats is the equivalent of cutting of the last joint of your fingers and toes, including the nail. There are three ways this can be done. In the first (and fastest) way, the veterinarian takes a specialized tool resembling a nail clipper and chops off part of that third joint, along with part of the pad and the entire nail. The pad is then stitched. While this method of declawing cats is fast for the veterinarian, recovery is long and painful for the cat. Recovery takes several weeks.

Cat Scratching Carpet – How to Stop It?

Cat Scratching CarpetThere it is again- the dreaded noise of the cat scratching carpet. You rush into the room to stop the behavior. You stomp. You yell. You clap your hands. You may even lightly swat the kitty, aka The Shredder, but nothing seems to stop the cat scratching carpet.

Cat Scratching Post – How to Choose the Best?

Cat Scratching PostIf you decide not to declaw your pet cat, you’re definitely going to want to invest in a cat scratching post. No matter what you might have heard you can’t teach a cat not to scratch. Your only option is to provide an alternative to the things you treasure so they don’t end up being destroyed. Here are some tips on finding the perfect cat scratching furniture for your home.