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A Senior New York Veterinarian Who Declaws His Cats — 9 Comments

  1. But you have no problems at all with cutting-off their gonads or opening them up with knives to scoop-out their reproductive organs, some even slicing-off their ears. And this contradiction of yours doesn’t bother you? I guess it’s okay to cut-up cats in the socially-acceptable manner that you’ve decided on but no others. Oy, the unending hypocracy of cat-fanatic never ceases to amaze the thinking person.

  2. Tis already started Michael
    In 2009, The Paw Project led the successful campaigns to legally ban declawing of domestic cats in 7 more California cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Burbank, Santa Monica, Berkeley, Beverly Hills and Culver City so lets hope the whole state of NY will ban it :O)

    • We are all waiting patiently on whether NY state is going to make the big move and ban declawing. It will be a big moment as it may lead to other states following. If they do make it law, NY state will be the first to ban declawing.

  3. It’s all about the money.

    I’ve lived with cats for over 30 years and there was only one time I can remember having problems with a cat clawing furniture. One of my little girls didn’t like the horizontal flat scratchers, so she went after my couch. Cujo liked to stand up, dig her claws in, and then pull down as she stretched her back. I slapped some two sided sticky tape on the sofa and the next day I went to Petsmart and bought her a vertical scratching post. A sprinkle of catnip and that new post instantly became everyone’s favorite.

    Vets who promote declawing are in it for the money. They don’t tell people about the behavior changes or the pain, and they certainly don’t tell clients that if a bit of the nail is left inside during the procedure it either causes the cat constant pain or the nail grows back. That happens more than people realize. The tech might be poorly trained, or they’re on a tight schedule doing assembly line work declawing a lot of cats. Declawing causes more problems than it solves.

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