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Alternatives to Declawing

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Scratching Posts

Providing the proper outlet for the natural need to scratch may prevent any unwanted destruction. Because cats use their scratching posts for marking and stretching as well as sharpening their claws, the post should be tall enough for the cat to scratch while standing on her hind legs with the forelegs extended.

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Claw Trimming

Trimming a cat's claws every two to three weeks is an important part of maintaining your pet's health. Not only does a quick trim protect you, your pet and your family, it can also save your sofa, curtains and other furniture. Nail-trimming is also a fast and effective alternative to declawing, 


Claw Caps

Claw caps like Soft Paws are an excellent alternative to declawing. They are easy to apply at home. They are completely safe and humane and can be used on cats of all ages. Soft Paws are vinyl nail caps that are glued on to your cat's existing nails.

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