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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
Insanity - Putting your furniture before your cat's welfare
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’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
The manufacture’s website info and product label design doesn’t matter. Advertising doesn't matter. Internet product reviews and caregiver’s testimonials don't matter. Whether or not your cats’ “like” it doesn’t matter (all kids like junk food). “If you are feeding canned cat food, the ONLY things that matter to your cats’ future and wellbeing are the ingredients in the can and the quality of those ingredients." - Doug Hines Learn more at CatFoodIngredients.com.
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