Declawing Is By Choice Not by Necessity
BETRAYED AND DELIBERATELY CRIPPLED
How anyone can put their cat through the unnecessary and painful operation called declawing and still profess to love their pet, is beyond understanding.
My inspiration for this article was from Tracey, a friend/fellow anti declaw advocate who has given me permission to use her comments used on another article, for this article too: Declawing kittens is cruel
Tracey is devastated that if the treatment her cat is currently having for a virus which has attacked his mouth fails, he must have all his teeth removed for his own sake.
She did her homework when the vet mentioned having her cat’s teeth extracted, both in terms of his current medication and the possible conclusion, because the conclusion sounded far too awful to contemplate.
She searched hard to see if there were any alternatives, she would pay any amount of money for more treatment if there was.
Her heart is aching at the possibility of having her cat going under anesthetic for the extraction of his teeth, even though she knows his mouth will heal and he will be happier and in much better health when this healing has taken place.
Not so for cats being declawed, that operation is never for the benefit of the cat and will not make the cat happier and healthier. In fact that perfectly healthy cat will have been deliberately disabled for no reason.
How can anyone arrange for the amputation of their cat’s toe ends, without a thought for the suffering and fear that cat will face? Even those people who don’t realise the full horror of declawing and what it actually is, must surely know that if it was simply the claws being removed, a bad enough operation, how painful, frightening and distressing it must be for a cat to be handed over to strangers and have that happen to them.
Yet they do hand over their cat and pay a vet to perform ten amputations (sometimes eighteen if the back feet are declawed too) without a thought as to what their cat will be going through physically AND mentally?
Some people think a neuter/declaw package is fine because the kitten only undergoes one anaesthetic, but when that poor kitten awakes she is in more pain from the amputation of her toe ends than from being spayed, which is an internal operation.
Spaying is a kind and necessary procedure done for the sake of the cat and from which she will soon recover and be healthier and happier for life.
A declawed cat can NEVER recover, she is disabled for life. No one can tell me they love their cat yet have her declawed!