How much does it cost to get a cat declawed?

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Corn

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Originally posted by: amdforever2
It's not even my cat. My stupid ass roomate then bitches at me when I smack the thing cause "he doesnt know any better".

When he's damaging by thousand dollar property, the damn thing better learn.


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Modeps

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Originally posted by: phreakah
my parents declawed their cat and it was like 100 bucks... the cat was fine during the recovery time.. it just didnt want you near her paws.. its been fine ever since, havent had any problems

Cats do not show weakness like humans. I guarantee it was in more pain than you've ever been in.
 

BlueWeasel

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Originally posted by: Corn
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Completely off-topic (hey that's what the OT forum is for, right?), but that's some great looking ASCII art :D
 

mobobuff

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Originally posted by: Modeps
Originally posted by: phreakah
my parents declawed their cat and it was like 100 bucks... the cat was fine during the recovery time.. it just didnt want you near her paws.. its been fine ever since, havent had any problems

Cats do not show weakness like humans. I guarantee it was in more pain than you've ever been in.

They do when they get ran over by a car. Happened to one of my cats at night when I still let them go outside whenever they wanted. It was near midnight and I heard a loud houling and I stepped outside to find my cat literally dragging his ass towards the house. His pelvis was smashed and maggots had started to chow on his back leg. I nursed him the best I could for the night and took him to the vet the first thing in the morning. That was about 7 years ago and he still has a bad limp today. I think he might be getting rheumatism :(
 

spidey07

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declawing my 3 cats was a lifesaver.

No more ruined furniture, carpet, etc.

I hated to do it, but I had to. And its been great ever since.

And as an added bonus we now have "kitty boxing" where they stand on hind legs and box each other. Some clean shots every now and then.
 

torpid

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OK, I need some clarification here.

1. Are you saying you literally physically absued the cat? If so then I hope the cat tears apart a lot more than your speaker grill. If not...

2. Why do you care how much it costs? Your roommate should pay for any damages, and/or you should get a new roommate. I can only hope you aren't going to kidnap the cat and take him to the vet or something.
 

Pepsei

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Originally posted by: ohtwell
Please don't declaw your kitty. You should try soft claws instead. You can put them on yourself or you can have a vet do it. Scratching posts work well too, but you might want to try those just to be safe.


: ) Amanda

Hey that's cool, I guess I should buy some for my cats.

People shouldn't have cats if they are afraid that the cats will scratch up their expensive items.
 

Aves

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Feb 7, 2001
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Originally posted by: Pepsei
People shouldn't have cats if they are afraid that the cats will scratch up their expensive items.
Agreed.*

It's not like it's a surprise when a cat starts scratching, it's a cat for fscks sake.








*NA in this case since it's not the OPs cat although he must have agreed to the cat at some point.
 

Siva

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I push my cat out of the way when she's doing something wrong, I never hurt her though. I am hoping that is what he means by physical abuse.
 

0roo0roo

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please don't declaw your cat. its cruel.. cruel cruel. just chop its balls off instead:p that ain't cruel at all.
 

StageLeft

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Under $100. Both of our cats have front claws gone. One of them would have been fine otherwise (she doesn't give a damn). The other would have destroyed furniture (she still "scratches"). I figure her life is better missing her front claws than buried in the backyard.
 

Barnaby W. Füi

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Originally posted by: spidey07
declawing my 3 cats was a lifesaver.

No more ruined furniture, carpet, etc.

I hated to do it, but I had to. And its been great ever since.

And as an added bonus we now have "kitty boxing" where they stand on hind legs and box each other. Some clean shots every now and then.

:D
 

0roo0roo

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Originally posted by: Modeps
Originally posted by: phreakah
my parents declawed their cat and it was like 100 bucks... the cat was fine during the recovery time.. it just didnt want you near her paws.. its been fine ever since, havent had any problems

Cats do not show weakness like humans. I guarantee it was in more pain than you've ever been in.

ever have your balls chopped?
 

thejackal1

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One of my cats is declawed but thats because of a disease in the claws. Its fun to play with the cat as its front paws cant hurt you.
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: amdforever2
It's not even my cat. My stupid ass roomate then bitches at me when I smack the thing cause "he doesnt know any better".

When he's damaging by thousand dollar property, the damn thing better learn.

Should have smacked the roomate around as well.
 

OJ

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Don't declaw the cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You lose out on the best part of having a cat, watching them kill anything that moves :)
(Excluding groundhogs, my cat learned this the hard way)
 

CraigRT

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OUCH, that sucks man
you shouldn't get the cat declawed though.. it's so mean.. I'd take some time and teach him how to use a scratching post.