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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:07 am 
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veejay wrote:
Whatever vets tell people , i think common sense should tell people how painful it could be, how would they like their nails pulling out

I believe that they mostly think that declawing is just like clipping their claws, but closer to the bone; they don't realise about how much it effect the lifestyle of the cat, not being able to climb, jump, and stretch their muscles as easily. Vets in the US, as far as I know, make out to their customers that declawing is a good thing, so why wouldn't they believe what their vets told them? Unless you know cats particularly well, you'd just assume that your vet knows best. :?

Personally, I don't even like taking my kitten for her claws to be trimmed, as I see how frustrated she gets at how much that limits her climbing and jumping for the coming week or so (also, she becomes a little monster after having them trimmed; scratching on everything she can find except her scratching posts/mats...it seems like payback! :lol: ), so I only take her to get them clipped every three-four months, just so they don't become over-grown. There's no way I'd ever contemplate getting her declawed. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:46 am 
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They don't pull the nails out - it's far worse. The amputate part of the paws - the equivalent of cutting off every one of your fingers down to the first knuckle. The very word declawing is a misnomer, giving the impression that only the claws are involved. It's much more radical and disgusting than most people think.

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:15 am 
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As Toadvs said it is a Barbaric exercise in chopping off the tops of every claw.down to the first joint. Hence crippling the cats for life. They should not call it de clawing.. Paw chopping would be a more appropriate word. Penny :D

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
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Yes, I know that. All I'm saying is that Americans don't really seem to be told that. It's really their vets' faults, in my opinion. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:24 am 
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Unfortunately some pet owners would insist upon having it done otherwise they will have the pet euthanaized so as not to ruin their homes.
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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:56 pm 
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Penny wrote:
It is a common practise in the USA (saves the furniture) it isn't just the claws it is the whole of the paw up too the first joint. I wonder how the vet would survive in the same situation. Penny :D


Its not a common practice all over the USA ... in many parts of Alabama and Mississippi and some parts of other states it is just about impossible to find a vet that will declaw a cat.

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
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Did anyone see the poor tiger on Animal rescue squad yesterday ,that had been declawed, the poor thing looked so sad

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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
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Did anyone see the poor tiger on Animal rescue squad yesterday ,that had been declawed, the poor thing looked so sad
I am very glad I did not see that Veejay :twisted: :twisted:
The tiger is my favourite big cat of all time and it would have broken my heart :( :( Why the hell would you want to declaw a wild animal? I hate to say it, but I honestly could kill someone for doing that. Actually I don't hate to say it at all, I mean it :)
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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
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Happy to sign this petition. I am a first time visitor to the chat forum and am finding it very informative. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Petition to stop the declawing of cats
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Welcome to the forum , it is very interesting and informative and we do have a laugh sometimes

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