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RE: Should I Keep In House?

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Posted by: cyclopsgrl at Sun Jan 28 16:28:57 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cyclopsgrl ]  
   

Hi! Congratulations on your new cat! He sounds definitely like he is an indoor cat dumped at your neighbors. He probably wouldn't do well outdoors as he isn't used to it.

I have two indoor only boy cats. They are 15 years old now. I have never had any problems with spraying, but they are neutered. I would get him neutered before long for the reasons stated earlier -- to keep him from mating and producing more kittens and to keep him from spraying. Mine have never sprayed in 15 years...

As for the claws. Walmart and other pet stores have a toy called the Turbo Scratcher that is a ring with a ball in a track and a card board center they can use to scratch on. You can get this or other similar items he can scratch on. You rub it with catnip to give him the idea. You may have to get some refills of the card board if he uses it often. You can also get posts with rope wraps (I think it is called sisel rope) they can rub their claws on. I am attaching a pic of one of my boys with the Turbo Scratcher so you get the idea what it looks like...

Good luck -- you are making the right decision keeping him indoors. His will be kept safe and his life will be extended greatly.



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