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Defining love for a pet

Postby Rosemary1 » Oct 7th, 2015, 6:11 pm

Cats are declawed to protect furniture, confined indoor to protect them from dangers of outside world.

Dogs's vocal cords are cut so they don't bark and annoy neighbours, kept on short chains all day long or enclosed for hours indoors waiting for their owners to get home from work so they can be taken for a walk and relieve themselves.

Irony: some of those same owners are same people who also worry about the quality of their pet's food or spend hundreds and thousands on a terminally ill pet that only prolong the pets suffering.

Seen these things first hand far too often.

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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby kgcayenne » Oct 7th, 2015, 7:33 pm

I hate the concept of declawing. My cats get a manicure every couple of weeks and have scratching posts with ample kitty ganja (catnip).

There are bears and coyotes cruising through our back yard, so these two hang out indoors. Besides, I don't want them using someone's garden or flowerbeds as litter boxes.
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby GordonH » Oct 7th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Well the pet owners I have a peeve with are those who drive around with their pet in box of pickup. Hey if you can't bring them up front with you, then leave your pet at home.

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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 7th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Dogs riding in the back of pickup trucks are particularly at risk. The safest way to transport your dog or other pet is to keep them inside your vehicle.

Remember, it's the law: Section 72 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act prohibits the transport of an unsecured pet in the back of a pickup truck.

http://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving ... r-pet.aspx
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby GordonH » Oct 7th, 2015, 8:16 pm

^^^ Its a shame the police don't appear to enforce that.
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby whatwhat » Oct 10th, 2015, 2:18 pm

Omg people actually cut the vocal cords of dogs?? Excuse me while I go cry, that is horrific
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2015, 2:27 pm

http://www.naiaonline.org/articles/arti ... go5gY.dpbs
I've known a few dogs that have had their vocal chords shaved - they can still bark but it's muffled.
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby whatwhat » Oct 10th, 2015, 2:29 pm

Fancy wrote:http://www.naiaonline.org/articles/article/debarking-bark-softening-myths-and-facts#sthash.RNwgo5gY.dpbs
I've known a few dogs that have had their vocal chords shaved - they can still bark but it's muffled.


oh my gosh, that is horrific.
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2015, 2:34 pm

I wouldn't do it but those particular dogs came through it just fine and still kept their original owners. Too many are given up to shelters, even after surgery. I feel the same way about declawing - that's brutul surgery.
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Re: Defining love for a pet

Postby whatwhat » Oct 10th, 2015, 2:36 pm

Fancy wrote:I wouldn't do it but those particular dogs came through it just fine and still kept their original owners. Too many are given up to shelters, even after surgery. I feel the same way about declawing - that's brutul surgery.


I feel the same way. When you buy a dog, you have to expect they are going to bark. Same with a cat, you know they are going to have claws. So if you aren't capable of dealing with the barking, and the clawing (such as with training, and clipping) then maybe they should reconsider getting that animal in the first place.
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