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My persian is 9 months old and just went into her first heat.
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My cat is destroying my furniture with her scratching. Ive
My cat is destroying my furniture with her scratching. I've tried spraying items,had soft paws applied 3 different times and she just chews them off,. What can I do?… read more
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I rescued a two-year old male cat about a year ago. He is wonderful
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MY vet and my friends all are against declawing my 3 month
MY vet and my friends all are against declawing my 3 month old kittie but I want her declawed - I have so many scratches on myself and grandchild. What is the potential mortality from the surgery ? Is… read more
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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
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Hello I have a rag doll cat that I adopted about a year ago.
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My cat was declawed 1 month ago. He is 3 yrs. old.
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I know declawing is contraversial, however I have decided as
I know declawing is contraversial, however I have decided as my cat is still a kitten and will never go outside, that she will get declawed when she is spayed. I have decided this is more humane than … read more
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