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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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2nd cat?

We are thinking about getting a second kitty. We already have a cat who is about 3 years old. The kitty we will get is maybe a few months old. I have a few questions that I will post in the near future, but I'll start off with a tougher one.

When we get the new kitten declawed, I'm sure we'll have to make her use newspaper clippings in place of litter for a few days (that's what I did with our cat now...you really learn to appreciate the deodorizing effect of kitty litter after using newspapers!). I'm guessing we'll have to buy a second litter box with newspaper clippings and make sure the new kitten does not go into the existing litter box.

Anyway, are there any tricks or shortcuts that would help me with this situation?

Sorry for blabbing, thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 10:32 PM
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Segregating the new cat during that period is about the only workable option.

I'm afraid you're not going to get much support here for declawing your new cat. Sorry about that, but that's the consensus here.
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Welcome to the forum. To help introduce the new kitten to the older cat, put a drop of vanilla on the back of both cats' necks. I too would suggest a slow introduction. However, Tim is right. After learning what really happens after declaw surgery, most of us feel very strongly about it. Before you make that decision, please read this. Thanks.

http://www.petstation.com/declaw.html




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Welcome to the forum. To help introduce the new kitten to the older cat, put a drop of vanilla on the back of both cats' necks. I too would suggest a slow introduction. However, Tim is right. After learning what really happens after declaw surgery, most of us feel very strongly about it. Before you make that decision, please read this. Thanks.

http://www.petstation.com/declaw.html
What a great site Jeanie! I've been looking for an informative site about the negatives of declawing, and so many of them seem to use scare tactics, which can easily scare people...away! Glad to see this one, though strongly worded, gets the point across politely! And it has alternatives as well! Good good.

Now Joshl, congratulations on considering adding to your feline family! You wont regret it! Jeanie gave you great advice for introducing a new member. Please consider the alternatives to declawing listed on the link she posted. They're much more favourable and have the same results in regards to your furniture, without the detrimental effects to your kitty!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 11:58 PM
 
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I used to have two cats and they would both use the same litter box. It never was a problem, even though we got the second cat two years after the first one. For the first few days, the older cat issed and ignored the kitten, then they learned to live with each other.
I think that what helped is that the older cat was a female, while the younger one was a male...
Please reconsider your decision to declaw your cat...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 12:02 AM
 
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I would try yesterdays news. It is newspaper litter. I think it may be kind of like pellets. That is what I used a few years ago when I had Zack declawed. I had two other cats in the household already. I just put it in both of the boxes I had. I think for a few days or week or whatever it was they recommend. I just didn't make it too deep, scooped the poop and changed it frequently.
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