Because of the myth, many people never attempt to train their cat. Never use hitting as a form of correction. The first time you trim the nails, only cut the tip. Two weeks later, cut the tips of the nails again.
Soft Paws nail caps to your cat’s nails. Declaw Surgery — What it Really Is? The Cat Who Cried for Help. How To Get Your Cat To Do What You Want. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996. Doing It Right: Feline Onychectomy. Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.
So You’re Thinking Of Getting Your Cat Declawed? A Post from A Vet Tech. There are a variety of reasons why felines bypass their litter box and urinate everywhere else in your home. If your cat is sick, has behavioral issues, is getting used to a new pet or child, or is protesting a dirty litter box, then she might opt to use your plush carpet or your new chaise lounge as a place to do her business. It’s important to consult with your veterinarian to find out why your cat isn’t using her box. But in the meantime, if you do find urine on the new chaise lounge, don’t fret. We’re sharing 10 tips for cleaning cat urine and preventing your furniture from being given away to your sister who’s been eyeing it anyways.
Grab a paper towel, and try to blot up as much of the urine as possible. If it’s a large spot and you don’t want to waste paper towels, use a cloth towel or old clothes that can be thrown away. If it’s dry, pour cold water on the stain, and blot. Avoid using detergents with ammonia in them. The «pee smell» in them might encourage your cat to mark the spot again. Use a commercial product found at your pet store or a homemade mixture from ingredients found right in your own home. Make sure to test either of the two on a small area first.
Here’s a good homemade solution: mix a water and vinegar solution. Vinegar is great for killing bacteria. This mixture is perfect for both old and new stains. Pour this concoction over the stain and soak for about 3 to 5 minutes. Note: vinegar is not good for marble or stone. There’s nothing like good all-purpose baking soda.
After the water and vinegar solution is dry, sprinkle the area with baking soda. You’re not done just yet with the homemade remedies. 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. Sprinkle this solution over the baking soda and test a small spot. Work the baking soda into the fabric or carpet. Once the spot’s good and dry, vacuum the excess baking soda.
If the stain is extremely tough, repeat the entire process again. If homemade mixing is not your thing, there are commercial products on the market that work well too. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully on these products. Just because you can’t see the stain, doesn’t mean you can’t smell the stain. Deodorizing must be part of the equation. Once again, baking soda and a mixture of detergent and water will help minimize odors. Copyright Perfect Paws Publishing, all rights reserved. Training your cat or kitten to use the litter box. Because the litter box is dirty — from the cat’s viewpoint, not yours.