On 03-24, MaiMaiPG wrote: > I deal with ferals too and all of my house cats have been ferals. One > cost me two surgeries thanks to biting through a finger...my fault not > hers. A lot of older people are on blood thinners, have extremely > "thin skin" etc. I've been scratched more times than I can count. > Obviously, you have been blessed. I'm in my 50's and recover fairly > easily. I know of too many older people without sufficient support > who can't recover quickly. I suspect it has to do with the overall > health of the individual and the personality of the cat. Personally, > I have seen my mother bleed for hours from various (for me) > insignificant cuts. As I said, declawing should be the last resort > but there are times I feel it is justified.
My husband is 89 and on coumadin. He bleeds easily when one of our cats scratches him, but we use a styptic pencil to make the bleeding stop and then bind up the scratches if necessary. We'd NEVER declaw one of our 15 rescued cats.......... _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org