Thursday, 20 May 2010

More ignorance and cruelty

Some sheer ignorance in ‘advising’ what to do about kittens biting and scratching.
Written and spelled just as it was by these cat 'experts'

1.If she continues to give you trouble when she bites you or comes after you, you take your hand and you put it around her snout, not too tight but just tight enough to keep her in front of you and you wag your finger and tell her some simple words like "No biting" or maybe just "Bad cat" anything like that so she can recognize the words in their head and understand when there owner is angry. If none of these things work, if she isn't declawed you may want to consider that. You may also want to put her in a playpen with LOTS of chew toys to keep her preocupied,.
Yes declawing pops up straight away,even for biting ! If holding her snout doesn't work of course.

2.thumbing his ear to stop may take a few days to a week (not hard but not light)pinching him he may just not know he is biting to hardthis may take servile days do it harder each time first few times he may think your playing with him you will need to figure out how hard to pinch him to teach him stop
Thumb his ear then pinch him harder and harder, but don't forget it may take SERVILE days.

3.Tap him on the nose firmly as well saying in your most stern...and loud but NOT YELLING...voice "NO NO!" then set him down and walk away.
Experience with a little booger.
Ah the tap him on the nose 'advice' always comes up

4.i suggest putting him in a little box thing when he starts to do it.or hit him not to hard
A choice this time, put him in a box or hit him

5.i think it is totally a cat thing i have 2 cats and they both do the same thing i just sometimes have to slap there head and say no and it seems to work but dont go whaling them
Slap their heads, so what if they get brain damage as long as they don't bite or scratch.

6. don't know if this helps) my aunt has a dog and one time she bit her very hard and my aunt had to go to the hospital to get all those shots and stuff.When she came home, she hit the dog a lot and now the dog never bites. Unless it is play bites.It might be kinda cruel but it works.
So the aunt hit the dog a lot, but that's 'kinda cruel'

7.Go to the local dollar store, and get a spray bottle. Fill it with plain tap water, and keep it handy. When you catch scratching, spray her with it. It may take awhile, but she will get the idea. Eventually it will get to the point of when she sees that spray bottle.......she will run for cover.
Poor cat running for cover every time she sees the spray botle, what a miserable life !

8.Declawing is a painful ordeal for cats, but unless you want your furniture shredded, its the only option
The ONLY option ? I think not !

9.Just declaw is not a bid deal or a difficult procedure, he will not be in pain. All of my cats are declawed (front and back) they are all happy healthy cats.
No BID deal for the cat to have 18 amputations and it's not difficult, he won't be in pain.He will be happy and healthy !
Which planet does this person live on ???? should get her declawed. This may not make her nicer but it will make her a whole lot easier to handle and a lot less able to harm people. Cats can live and live quite well without their claws. They dont need them if they are indoor cats. Claws are only a constant threat to people, other animals, your home, and your furniture. It is not selfish to declaw your cat.
Oh how awful, claws are a constant threat, the cat doesn't need claws, how inconvenient that they are born with them.

11.Just declaw him, its no big deal.
No big deal ? But it IS a big deal to the cat

12.This one takes the biscuit!
If he does start attacking you (which he will in the beginning until you assert yourself): You must react very quickly and decisively. Grab the scruff of his neck and get a hold of as much skin as possible. Then push his head down firmly but not violently. Hold him there for awhile, he'll squirm and try to get loose but stay firm and stay calm. Talk to him in a low, growly voice (don't yell): say his name and say "no". After a minute or so he'll start whimpering and mewing, this means he's given you his submission. Only now can you let him go. Do this only when he's being especially aggressive and you know that he's not playing anymore. You may have to repeat a few times (but trust me, he'll get the message very quickly) and if used along with a water-bottle it should be very effective.
final-year vet student
God help this person’s feline patients when he/she qualifies !