Yup, it’s true, the Metro Detroit Animal Care Hospital promotes declawing of cats as do many other veterinary clinics or hospitals in America. Another well known one I mentioned some time ago is Dr Forsythe’s clinic. It is bad enough to declaw cats but to promote it is unforgivable.
The Animal Care Hospital in the Detroit area have 4 locations:
Pet Care Clinic
1067 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park (east of Fort Street),
Donovan Animal Hospital
17191 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48224.
Animal Care Hospital
28438 Michigan Ave., Dearborn Heights and 30332 9 Mile Road
They promise “to offer your pet the highest quality of individualized, progressive health care…”
Here is the clincher:
…Our goal is to educate you so that together we can make the best decisions regarding your pet’s health and well-being…
Then they offer “cost-saving coupons” to encourage clients to do business with them:
They promote declawing by saying “Take advantage of these cost-saving coupons….”
OK..how can they educate the cat caretakers who come to them and promote declawing at the same time? One clearly conflicts with the other because declawing is not in the cat’s interests. It is a procedure that hurts the cat and damages the cat very severely.
This is against the veterinarian’s oath and against their own policy (“the highest quality of individualized, progressive health care”). This is not health care it is cat abuse. It is no better than some bozo shooting at a cat or kicking a cat or any other abuse.
The Oath states that a veterinariain solemnly swears to use his/her scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering…
Declawing cats achieves the opposite.
Don’t visit this veterinarian practice for this reason. If they are so cavalier with their own policy and the vet’s oath, can you trust them to give good advice and prioritize your cat’s health and welfare?