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RE: Should I Keep In House?

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Posted by: kittyromeo at Sun Jan 28 20:51:13 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kittyromeo ]  
   

Concats on your new furball! You've been adopted!

I'll echo the chorus for having him snipped. Having a spraying tom cat is messy and smelly to say the least and he'll be driven to fight any other tom so he can knock up any female in the area. He'll be torn up and there will be kittens, kittens and kittens. Check iwth your local animal shelters, there may be a lost cost clinic available.

As for having him declawed, I've had both clawed and non-clawed cats - for me, declawing was more of a headache. Some cats become more inclined to bite after they have lost their claws and if they get outside, they have nothing to defend themselves, no way to climb a tree away from dogs. My declawed cat had tender paws several times in his life time. And he was too dumb to not pick fights - he had no weapons! However, if kitty is going to live with a family member with a compromised immune system, declawing should be considered.

One of my cats spent the first two years of her life as a barn cat - she won't go more then a few steps outside, and if the door closes behind her, she is in a unholy panic. I figure she knows how good she has it as a indoor kitty and she has NO interest in giving it up!

Enjoy your new family member!

Purrs,
Elizabeth


   

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