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• Doug's Opinion: You've Got to Provide an Alternative, Easily Accessible Scratching Area!
You are NEVER going to stop your cat from scratching things. That's the way they are. Spraying water bottle mists at them isn't going to change their inner nature. They won't understand such absurd negativity on your part. They also won't understand why you are shouting at them threateningly and waving your arms. Want your cat to stop scratching your furniture? Provide an alternative scratching area in a major traffic area. A BIG scratching post is nice, but a 3' x 3' sisal floor mat mounted vertically on a wall (especially a wall with a corner) will work even better.
• The PAW Project
"The Paw Project’s mission is to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed." "Many people, including animal lovers, do not realize that declawing is a surgical procedure in which the animal’s toes are amputated at the last joint. A portion of the bone, not just the nail, is removed. Declawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long-term complications. The practice, although common in the United States, is actually illegal in many countries. Great Britain’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons goes so far as to declare declawing “unnecessary mutilation.” - PawProject.org
• Saskatchewan becomes latest province to ban cat declawing - Global News
• Declawing Cats Continues to Be a Barbaric Practice - The Chronicle
• OSPCA backs proposed bill banning 'painful' declawing of cats - GUELPHTODAY
• ASK THE VET: Declawed cats suffer long after the surgery - Arkansas Democrat Gazette
• New Jersey Moves Step Closer To Banning Declawing Of Cats - 3CBS Philly
• New bill would ban Cat Declawing - WILX10
• Cat Declawing: Pros, Cons, and Safer Alternatives - Reader's Digest
• Austin Bans Cat Declawing - One Green Planet
• Declawing a cat is inhumane - Telluride Daily Planet
• We, the public, need to put an end to declawing cats - CTV News
• AVMA formally discourages declawing of cats - Today's Veterinary Business
• Pet Pause: How owners can stop destructive cat-scratching behavior - Los Altos Town Crier
• NH Legislature Debates Ban On Declawing Cats - SBZ1030 NewsRadio
• Declawing Law in New York Protects Cats - The Greyhound
• Effort underway to ban declawing of cats in St. Louis - St Louis Post-Dispatch
• Declawing is illegal in over 40 countries - For a Reason - The Sumpter Item
• Lemonade adds preventative care package for young puppies, kittens - Seeking Alpha
• What You Need to Know About Cat Insurance - pluralist
• Trupanion marks half a million dogs, cats insured - Veterinary Practice News
• More buying pet insurance for dogs and cats as vet fees climb - Channel News Asia
• Do you need pet insurance? - AVMA
• Why Does My Cat Have Health Insurance, But I Don’t? - Feline Tooth Resorption - Good Men Project
• Yes, I have health coverage for my six dependents — 4 cats and 2 dogs - The Washington Post
• Why this Chattanoogan has pet insurance for her two cats - Chattanooga Times Free Press
• Lemonade Launches Health Insurance for Cats and Dogs - businesswire
• Mandatory Micochip? REALLY? What's the Secret Police Logic Behind This Stupid Idea?
Doug's Note: What I can't stand about the following stories is the word "mandate". Why should "officials" be sticking their noses in my business - especially when the subject does not impact human health. Microchipping may be helpful, but why should it be mandatory? Stop stepping on the rights of cat-parents. Shouldn't people make their own decisions about their pets - just as they do for their human children? Microchipping should be a personal, pet caregiver decision. You "officials" are crossing way over the boundary here. You are stepping on my rights to make my own decisions, especially when there is a risk to my pets involved: Microchip-associated fibrosarcoma in a cat
• Vets dismiss compulsory microchips for cats as unworkable - The Sunday Times
• Why microchips are key with cats - In Your Area
• Here's the Problem with Making Everyone Microchip Their Pet Cat - The National Interest
• Pro-bird lawyers want cats kept on leashes - Newshub
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