Definition of double standards: A set of principles permitting greater opportunity or liberty to one than to another.
Montage/poster by Ruth
So in Dr Doublestandard’s clinic, a dog has the opportunity and liberty to keep his nails and have regular nail trims, but a cat doesn’t have the same opportunity and liberty because his nails are removed.
In fact, a dog keeps his last toe joints, yet a cat has his amputated along with his nails.
Dr Doublestandard knows that dogs and cats equally need inoculations, neutering, deworming and defleaing and she must surely know that dogs and cats feel pain equally, so why does she advise nail trims for Rover, yet major surgery for Sammy?
Toby’s mom stands there accepting that the doctor knows best, but the child immediately questions the advice to have Sammy declawed and he speaks out against it.
What a pity adults don’t do the same.
What a pity vets like Dr Doublestandard routinely advise people to have their cats declawed.
What a pity Toby’s mom accepted it without question as it ‘sounded good’ to her.
If she’d taken a moment to think about it and wondered why cats are born with claws if vets only advise that they are taken away, it might not have ‘sounded good’ to her.
It’s time people started thinking for themselves and not blindly and trustingly handing over their cats to vets like Dr Doublestandard for cruel unnecessary surgery.
On arranging the date for their cat to be declawed, people must be told to starve the cat ready for anaesthetic, does that not tell them it’s an actual painful surgical procedure?
It’s time people realised vets are not almighty and that it’s not wrong to question them about any procedure advised for their pet.
It’s time those vets stopped breaking their oath to cause no animal to suffer.
It’s time everyone realised that cats are not second class citizens to dogs, that cats have as much right to their claws as dogs have.
It’s time the declawing of cats was banned worldwide, too many are suffering because of vets like Dr Doublestandard, with clients like Toby’s mom and dad.