Because we love our cats we want what's best for them, but you might not actually know what's best for your cat, because there are some pretty weird and benign-seeming things in our homes that can be dangerous for our feline friends. Here are some things that no one should ever be doing to their cat.
If cats were still living in the wild, they'd use their claws to climb trees, dispatch prey, and attack the ankles of bears or something. They wouldn't last long as a species, but that's probably what they would do. The common domesticated cat has not evolved much since that time. They love to bat things around on the floor, and they have to scratch things.
If so, declawing your cat is not the solution. In the past, humans responded to the destruction of chairs and couches by declawing the offenders, but most experts today agree that declawing is unnecessarily cruel. The declawing procedure doesn't just remove the claw, it also removes the last bone on each toe. A declawed cat may develop permanent pain and/or complications such as nerve damage and bone spurs. Cats can also develop behavioral problems, and without claws, cats may turn to biting as a form of self-defense.
Watch the video for more about things no one should ever be doing to their cat!
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Declawing your cat | 0:17
Keeping your cat outdoors | 1:17
Sharing your leftovers | 2:10
Pushing your cat off ledges | 3:02
Not using a cat carrier | 3:44
Not using wet food | 4:52
Hoarding a plant collection | 5:29
Keeping cats from windows | 6:24
Leaving yarn and rubber bands out | 7:11
Use the wrong collar | 8:12
Put out essential oil diffusers | 9:09