Why Do Cats Knead?

Did you ever wonder… why do cats knead you like a lump of bread dough?  No, it’s nothing to do with your flabbiness… puss isn’t a confused little baker.  Here’s the scoop: Some folks have trouble with this behavior.  Those claws can be sharp on your leg.  But we strongly recommend against declawing.  A scratching post is … More Why Do Cats Knead?

New York Declawing Ban Stalls; New Jersey Takes Up Issue

Here is a quick update to our earlier post, New York State Considers Ban On Declawing Cats. In early 2015, Assembly member Linda Rosenthal introduced bill A. 1297, legislation to ban the declawing of cats in New York State.  Now it appears the bill is stalled, and no vote has been scheduled.  The bill’s Senate equivalent seems similarly on … More New York Declawing Ban Stalls; New Jersey Takes Up Issue

New York State Considers Ban On Declawing Cats

There’s some news out of New York that makes us pretty darn happy here at Carmelkats.  The New York state House and Senate have both introduced bills that would outlaw the practice of declawing cats. “In most cases declawing is performed as a convenience to the owner,” the House bill’s sponsor Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat, … More New York State Considers Ban On Declawing Cats