To Claw or Declaw
Although painful to watch so is the circumcising of infants. We have many surgeries by choice and provided the cat is going to be kept inside and loved for life, I don’t see the harm. Nobody said anything about pigs, bulls, etc. having rubber bands placed tightly around their testicles in order for them to slowly die and fall off.
I’m sure there are many inhumane things done to animals but declawing isn’t one of them. It helps humans to live comfortably with their cats and vice-versa. We’ve turned into a nation of rebels and we’ve all got a cause.
I’ve had cats all of my life and I’m 55 so I think I know a thing or two about them. No they do not have emotional problems due to declawing but they do have problems from owners hitting them, spraying them whatever they pick up, throwing things at them etc. whenever they start to claw furniture, carpets, or the grandbabies!
YES Cat scratch fever is a real disease and having claws tempts the owner to turn the cat outside if it starts to go outside the litter box or other problems. No cat should be outdoors due to the danger of larger animals.
Come on people stop this silliness and leave us with our freedom of choice. I love my cats like my children and if there was a surgery to correct a problem that was unacceptable I would like to have the choice.
Please to all the haters, save it for someone else. All of my cats are declawed and are happy, safe, spoiled, and sincerely loved.