I would just like to pick up on the point that Dr. Hofve makes about this make of cat litter. She says that the company that manufactures it promotes cat declawing, which is certainly true. Well at least they support declawing by stating in a promotional video that one of the benefits of their litter is that is it recommended by veterinarians for declawed cats. It is meant to be softer on toes I suppose. Which incidentally confirms how sensitive and tender declawed toes are.
Obviously Swheat Scoop saw no problem is making that claim. It was a totally natural thing for them to say in promoting their product.
I think this just shows how deeply ingrained into the American psyche declawing is. For many millions of people it is as natural as any veterinary procedure that improves the cat’s health, when declawed damages the cat’s health and wellbeing
There needs to be a change in the mind set and attitude. That will take a long time because it has taken a long time for the incorrect attitude to declawing to be so deeply ingrained.
There was obviously a time when there were no declawed cats in the United States – not one! It must have been about 80 years ago as a wild guess, perhaps longer.
Then there was a gradual shift to greater consumerism. The consumer product became all important. And that meant treating the cat as a consumer product and the need to protect those all important and precious household objects from the destructive cat companion!
For people outside that mindset, declawing seems bizarre and very odd. It just seems so wrong yet people who have their cat declawed just don’t get the point.
The product is sold on Amazon:
Dr. Hofve suggests that we boycott this product. We could also leave one star ratings on Amazon.com. I would hope that that was possible and that the reviews would not be deleted.