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O/T: Anyone buy the "EmeryCat" as seen on TV?

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  1. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Have any of you purchased this product that supposedly helps keep Cats nails trimmed? Kitty is tearing the $hit out of my furnature and I was wondering if this would be money well spent?? See link above.
     
  2. crusha

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    So - the old lady is pushing the de-clawing option, eh?



    You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
  3. chipking

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    Tron I've tried those and similar products as well as strategically placed scratching posts, toys etc and what it comes down to is what the cat wants to do. If they decide they like the emery cat it will work to keep the needle points off of their nails but they will still be sharp enough to hook furniture if the cats have very curved nails. If they decide that it is not what they are interested in clawing then it will do no good. I have thrown away many things that were supposedly guarantied to work with cats even the ones with catnip in them when mine decided that it wasn't what they wanted.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. short shucker

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    Ya Tron,

    That and the potty green will solve all your animal chores so you won't have to get out of your snuggie!

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  5. Tron

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    That's really weird Buzz....it's like you live in the spare bedroom in my house or something. What else you been overhearing?? I really didn't do anything on that trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago, so don't you get started on me about that because I'm sick of hearing about it. Yeah, yeah...I never listen, right??
     
  6. birddogs46

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    a 22 is money back guarnteed to stop clawing..
     
  7. Tron

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    Birddog, you are a Troll.
     
  8. crusha

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    Tron,


    Her sister comes traipsing over (as usual) while you were in Florida and suggested the declaw thing "happen" to the cat while you were gone. Fortunately your wife didn't have the guts to act on it though. Sis's also got another yeast infection and wondered if it could be from messing around with her husband after he drinks beer. You wife told her no, the beer actually kills germs and she should just microwave her undies.


    (Thought you should know)
     
  9. Tron

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    Really Buzz? You don't say. Ummm...errr, there wasn't any talk about Breakfree CLP was there? I mean, I wouldn't dream of doing anything weird that involved Breakfree CLP you know. I was just wondering, not that it matters or anything.
     
  10. Hoosier Daddy

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    Try a spray bottle with water in it Tron. They don't like to get sprayed in the face and they learn pretty quick.
     
  11. Prettywood

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    Dear Literalist, THAT made me laugh!! Sorry Tron & Buzz, but that was hilarious!!
     
  12. Jerry944t

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    I'm LOL because my wifey bought those things for our 3 cats. Two of them like the toy and catnip that comes with it and that's about it. The 3rd cat actually uses it but I haven't noticed that her claws are any duller. If fact I think they honed her claws to a level of sharpness that I never thought possible.

    All three do enjoy the boxes that they came in.

    Please don't declaw you cat.

    Jerry,

    Oh yeah, ignore the Literalist as most of us do :)
     
  13. timb99

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    Oh for cripes sake. The cat is there for your benefit, not vice versa.

    If its an indoor cat, have the fronts declawed.

    Not worth the argument if the damn cat is damaging expensive furniture.
     
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    We don't have a cat but my shorthaired pointer just loves the commercials. He must think the actor cats are stuck to the emery pad, he gets all excited and starts jumping around ...
     
  15. setter

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    Tron,

    I bought a half dozen of these, my dogs love'em.

    Jim
     
  16. Tron

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    Tim99, Skeet2, Ikey and setter, you guys are Trolls.
     
  17. Quack Shot

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    Nail Caps! Let them rip BIGGER holes in your stuff!


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    For you guys, they may also come in "pink"! :) They cost more than a 22 and require maintenance.

    Seriously, there used to be an alternative surgery that was performed by my Vet, rather than declawing. It involved cutting the tendon that extends the claws. The claws remain intact and they just do less damage, since the claws cannot be extended as easily. It didn't require the major surgery that declawing did. I don't know if it worked well or not, but it looked like a more humane alternative.
     
  18. short shucker

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    Hey Lit,

    If the cat starts to awaken before I'm finished, do I repete step one?

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  19. crusha

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    I used to think The Literalist hated cats...until I found out what he does to Gerbils.



    (Hint: the MN Dawg Squad don't call him "Habitrail Harry" for nothing).
     
  20. RobertT

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    Tron, a similar product to the one attached along with a simple version of what you are looking at available at Wal Mart etc. along with vigilance with a spray bottle should work. Failing those things, I've got a great Longshot recipe I'll share.

    Robert
     
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