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Hello every one!

New to forum and just wanted to share my cat. My cats name is morris and he is now 7 months old. I got him back in August from a friend and he took a female for himself. I posted a few pic of him in the members area under morris. :D He is my little buddy and I love him very much he is like my child :wink:
 

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No but I would like to find a friend for him he is an inside cat I had him fixed and declawed and his back ones clipped. My best friend who lives down the street took one of the females and now he has three cats and 2 pups
 

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I'm guessing declawing was suggested to you? Please read this:
http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... =declawing This is one of many threads on the subject.

What's done is done. I hope you have no problems. It's a shame you weren't a member before it was done. I'm glad you're with us now. Do you have a picture of Morris?
 

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I live in an apt building and I was told that he had to be an inside cat and only out side on a leash so we had him declawed when he was younger buy a laser one day process but when he came home later in the day my wife stepped on his paw and it was bleeding that was on christmas day I was so hurt we took him in and they told us it was normal and he will heal. he is so hyper i didnt want it done but we really had no choice i didnt want to get him fixed but my wifes friend talked her into it. so we had it all done at the same time as his shots. hes fine now and can be very demanding of his attention :evil: but i dont mind. :D
 

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I'm sure you don't mind! He loves you! :) I'm glad he's doing well. Some cats have "phantom" pain in the parts of the paw that were removed. :eek: Those kittens often have behaviour problems. That's why nany of us are so adamant about not declawing. Almost all of us have indoor cats too.
 

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Welcome to the forum and Morris is a cutie... all I have to say about the paw stepping thing is "OUCH"! I'm sure that really hurt, but glad that he is fine now. :wink:
 

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If I'm not mistaken, the laser declawing process is much more humane. It's fairly new, and pretty expensive. If you had done the one I am thinking of, they actually only remove the claw -- not the bone, and it heals very fast and there is much less pain involved. The kitty still won't be able to defend itself if it escapes into the wild, but at least he doesn't have all his fingers amputated. Is this what you had done?
 

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I had the dilema about whether or not to declaw my baby. We ended up not doing it but like I heard one day, "It's better to have a clawless cat with a home than to have a homeless cat with claws." So, if you have to declaw a cat in order to keep him/her, i'm all for it.
 

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Guess we're kinda of taking over morris's post, but I think the laser actually just cuts the tendon that attaches to the claw. Then the cat can no longer unsheath it's claws. So although more humane, the cat should still only be indoors.
 

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I hope Morris can give us some details. If it doesn't cause pain or behavior changes, the laser surgery would certainly be the better alternative. The only concern left would be the declawed cat getting out. Of course, as Bean said in that thread, it is changing the way the cat was created. That is not as bad as constant pain or refusal to use the litter box, though.
 

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Yes he had laser done I was told it would be less painfull and they wouldn't remove anything that is what I wanted for him. He has all his paws but he cant open his claws does that make sense. :shock: When I brought him home he was a litlle sick but he had all his shots plus he was fixed at the same time. He would throw up alot but it might of had to do with switching his food because he is fine with friskies dry food but anything else he throws up. He loves tuna out of the can but I dont feed that to him I went to the kitchen and he had taken a can out of the garbage silly cat :eek: .
 

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I'm glad you don't feed him tuna out of the can. Once in a great while it's okay as a treat -- but it's very high in mercury and can therefore be damaging to your cat's kidneys. And if you ask me -- there are plenty of treats out there that can be perfectly healthy -- why use tuna when you can just use those? :)
 
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