I feel horrible after my cat was declawed
I have a wonderful cat! I got him as a kitten. He was the product of a barn cat and a wild cat of some sort. He really knew how to use his claws and teeth on my 3 yr old daughter.
I tried a squirt bottle..all different methods. He would hide and jump out to attack her. I guess the “wild” ran deep.
My vet suggested de-clawing….BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER. I have regretted it ever since. After the “Procedure” the vet demanded I come pick my cat up because he was hurting her nurses.
He was biting them through welding gloves! (what a way to handle a pet). She suggested I NOT take him home if I had elderly or small children, because he was “crazy”.
Well, duh! He was in tremendous pain. Then she informs me she doesn’t like de-clawing cats his age! THANKS FOR TELLING ME AFTER THE FACT!!
Bless his heart, he as recovered, but his little paws look like he has 8 toes on each foot where she split the toes to get the claws (I’m guessing because she didn’t explain the procedure at all!).
If I had it to do over again…I WOULDN’T! His little front feet are mangled! I say little…he’s an enormous cat!!
King of the castle. Every time I see his 8 little “toes”, I feel horrible!!!