Removing a cat's claws is barbaric and outlawed in many countries. It causes extreme pain to the cat for the rest of its life and can cause behavioral problems such as soiling outside a litter box. Removing the claw is like having your entire finger removed! We believe leaving in a cats claws are essential to their overall mental and physical health. You can simply glue on claw tips that you can purchase from Foster & Smith, http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=19945&cmpid=02cseYY&gclid=CJqzwP-K0c4CFQUpaQodWCcHZQ. For more information please visit www.pawproject.org
Cats are carnivores and need meat. A raw meat diet is best. Mice are total nutrition for a cat and you can but them frozen if you like. Here is a link for you to view - https://www.laynelabs.com/frozen-mice. Avoid all ocean fish as it is high in iodine which can cause health problems such as hyperthyroid. Avoid all cheap cat foods which are grain rich which is not a natural cat diet. Also avoid all cat foods with Canola Oil which is toxic to cats and humans. However, if you choose a dry food keep in mind it is not good on a cat's kidneys over a cat's lifetime. We recommend Nature's Recipe Grain Free formula if you are choosing a dry cat food. www.naturesrecipe.com
Dr. Karen Becker, DVM
This is a wonderful holistic veterinarian that we follow. She has great educational videos on proper pet care.