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We have 2 cats, 14 years old. They have been indoor/ outdoor
We have 2 cats, 14 years old. They have been indoor/ outdoor cats until recently. We have moved into a high rise and they are tearing up everything with their claws. We have isolated them to one room … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
Thinking of adopting one or two rescue cats / kittens. Have
Thinking of adopting one or two rescue cats / kittens. Have several questions: - first and foremost, the household has an elderly dog, 14 year old King Charles spaniel - would this be a positive or ne… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
25,774 satisfied customers
My cat was a rescued cat 4 years ago,trying to break his
My cat was a rescued cat 4 years ago,trying to break his clawing habit with sprays/scratching post,he is a indoor Tabby cat,thinking of having him declawed versus surrendering him … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,781 satisfied customers
WE have a chao manee cat. It has been recused three times
WE have a chao manee cat. It has been recused three times previously. It is an obsessive scratcher. If he is returned for the 4th time he will be put to sleep. This is an indoor cat who NEVER goes out… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
25,774 satisfied customers
I want to get a cat, but I work 12 hrs a day and worry about
I want to get a cat, but I work 12 hrs a day and worry about leaving alone all off that time. Would two cats be better or is it not fair to the animal to be alone that much? I have not gotten one to d… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
I am thinking of adopting a kitten or young cat from a shelter
I am thinking of adopting a kitten or young cat from a shelter near me. My question is about declawing. My daughter has had three cats for 10 years, she had them all declawed,and has not found any pro… read more
petdrz
petdrz
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,435 satisfied customers
I took on a woman's 7 yr old male, declawed, neutered, cat
I took on a woman's 7 yr old male, declawed, neutered, cat when she went to a nursing home. This was my first, and only cat for about a year and a half. I acquired a kitten about 4 months ago, I got h… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
17,530 satisfied customers
cat scratching furniture AND kitchen cabinets (2 nd day in
cat scratching furniture AND kitchen cabinets (2 nd day in household). Will place front claw tip covers today. ( have previously had declawed cats, BUT wife having immense concern). ?? spray to keep c… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
months old..blood work to make sure she is healthy..vet says
I found a small female cat..probably just 4 or 5 months old. I am taking her to a vet in the morning for a check up and blood work to make sure she is healthy. I will have her spade as soon as the vet… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Its about time to take my two male kittens in to be neutered.
It's about time to take my two male kittens in to be neutered. I need to do something about their clawing habits. Furniture is getting scratched , ruined drapes and a leather piece is very attractive … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
17,530 satisfied customers
Hi, I have adopted a 2 year old cat that is not only ruining
Hi, I have adopted a 2 year old cat that is not only ruining furniture but scratches us when we pick her up. She want let me trim her nails either. is she too old to have declawed?… read more
vetmom4
vetmom4
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
976 satisfied customers
My cat was declawed 1 month ago. He is 3 yrs. old.
My cat was declawed 1 month ago. He is 3 yrs. old. I have had many cats, but this is the only one I had declawed because he wouldn't let me near him to cut his nails and he as ruined furniture and bed… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
what are the pros & cons of declawing we want new furniture
what are the pros & cons of declawing? we want new furniture but one our 2 cats is a scratcher. any alteratives to declawing?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
7,885 satisfied customers
cat: 11 year old..that claws on furniture..her declawed at her age
I have a 11 year old cat that claws on furniture - we are buying new furniture and do not want it ruined... is it cruel or should I get her declawed at her age?… read more
Dr. Ellen
Dr. Ellen
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
519 satisfied customers
kitten: that has been sneezing..started coughing today.
We have a 8 week kitten that has been sneezing since we got her last week. She just started coughing today. Any suggestions ? Also, how young can they be to get declawed ?… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,363 satisfied customers
I adopted a young male cat in March 2009. His front paws were
I adopted a young male cat in March 2009. His front paws were declawed (I prefer this due to funiture concerns). He is now two, and still very playful, loves to hunt and stalk. He seems to have a domi… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
Our cat is deaf and has been very difficult to train. He seems
Our cat is deaf and has been very difficult to train. He seems to be very smart and has learned some commands via hand signals but hyper. He is ruining our furniture by scratching with his front paws … read more
Dr. JD
Dr. JD
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,402 satisfied customers
My cat is about a year old and anytime me or my boyfriend is
My cat is about a year old and anytime me or my boyfriend is walking around my room he will run up and attack us. He never seems to calm down especially at night. I was wondering when he may start to … read more
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Pet Doc
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BVSc
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