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Should You Declaw Your Cat?
Whether or not to declaw a cat is an important decision a cat owner must make. The choice can be controversial with some thinking it inhumane, and other thinking it very beneficial.
Declawing a cat is the cutting off of the end of each toe. Sometimes this is just done on the front feet, sometimes it is done all all of them. Generally a kitten is put under general anesthetic for the procedure and pain medications are administered after.
It is ideal for declawing to take place at an early age. Kittens tend to heal quicker since they put less stress on their feet. Kittens can be declawed as your as six weeks of age.
Declawed kittens must remain indoors. A cats claws are its major defense to protect themselves from preditors. [MORE]
Caring for Older Cats
As cats get older their nutritional requirements change. Middle age cats are often overweight or obese. As a cat ages, they may not be able to digest protiens and fats as will as their younger counterparts. This can lead to weight loss if an older cats need for fats and proteins are not being met.
The weight and body condition of older cats should be checked and recored regularly. A sudden change in weight or body condition should alert you to the fact that your cat may not be getting enough fats and proteins. If this is the case, a change in diet may be needed.
Older cats need a diet rich in fats and proteins in order to keep up their weight and condition. If your cat has loss his/her appetite, you may need to see a veterinarian. Ther [MORE]
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