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Zoom Andy had to go to the vet this week because he developed a cough.  It’s not an infection so we decided it was probably a reaction to all the dust we’ve stirred up while trying to clear out our house.  He and Robin were most affected by it, so they’re on antibiotics.  We tease him and say that it’s just because he likes the pink bubblegum juice.

Andy had to go to the vet this week because he developed a cough.  It’s not an infection so we decided it was probably a reaction to all the dust we’ve stirred up while trying to clear out our house.  He and Robin were most affected by it, so they’re on antibiotics.  We tease him and say that it’s just because he likes the pink bubblegum juice.

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scratchingpad:

Why Declawing is a Bad Idea (An 1-minute guide)

More about declawing:

Paw Project (awesome documentary on declawing) 
http://www.pawproject.org/

Humane Society’s stance on declawing
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/declawing.html

Specific complications of declawing:
http://pictures-of-cats.org/complications-of-declawing.html

Alternatives to declawing:
http://www.catscratching.com/

Behavioral products:

Sticky paws (furniture scratch deterrent)
http://www.pioneerpet.com/behavioral/sticky-paws/

Soft paws (nail caps)
http://www.softpaws.com/

Big thanks to Diane Kang who popped out of NYU to draw cats for me.

Cats also relieve their stress through scratching.  They use their whole bodies when they stretch out and scratch on carpet, cat posts, etc.  When you remove their claws, you take away a huge form of stress relief.  This can cause anxiety, depression, and bad behaviors because they can’t constructively let out their pent-up need to scratch.

And although anecdotes do not equal evidence, I have heard of a cat that lost an entire front leg because of an infection that set in almost immediately after being declawed.

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Zoom Jack says hi.

Jack says hi.

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Zoom Garth likes my kitty dress.

Garth likes my kitty dress.

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