Dr. Patricia Forsythe of the Nearly All Paws Animal Clinic has been voted best vet in the West. She declaws cats cheaply because she offers coupons that give 20% discounts off the price. Declawing is obviously wrong.
To encourage it by giving coupons for discounts makes it even more wrong. But it is worse than that. It is against the vet’s oath, ethics and AVMA policy.
And to vote this vet the best means that the people doing the voting are living in a parallel universe where black is white and white is black. The world is turned upside down.
|“The dogs and cats we treat are very important to us,” says Forsythe. “We are responsible for treating your best friend”.|
|Comment: So Dr. Forsythe encourages the mutilation of your “best friend” for non-therapeutic reasons…think on|
This is the ultimate expression of greed; of money dictating decisions on health and wellbeing. Actually, her practice is called; All Paws Animal Clinic. The address is 1011 N.State Rd, 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411, USA. But I decided that the name of her clinic should be “Nearly All Paws Animal Clinic” because perfectly healthy cats come into her place and they leave mutilated with a substantial part of their paws missing without good reason (note: it is fact that nearly all declawing is carried out for non-therapeutic reasons).
I am not sure what they mean by the “west”. It can’t mean the west of the USA. Of course the AVMA or any local vets association do nothing about this coupon business and probably actively encourage it. The offering of coupons is an encouragement to declaw when the AVMA policy on declawing (for what is worth) makes it clear …that Declawing of domestic cats should be considered only after attempts have been made to prevent the cat from using its claws destructively…(even that is a ridiculous statement)
So on the one hand the AVMA are saying it is an operation to be considered after due diligence and on the other hand this vet is throwing money at people to get ‘em through the door. The AVMA cynically supports declawing for non-therapeutic reasons.
Dr. Forsythe has a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist on her staff. I guess you need her to sort out the behavioral problems caused by declawing. Nice business – one feeds the other.
This is how the coupon should read.
Dr. Forsythe says that pain management is a priority at All Paws. Well of course, doctor, it needs to be as you are causing so much of it unnecessarily in declawing cats for non-therapeutic reasons.
Apparently this vet has been voted Voted Best Veterinarian 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 too…The best at what?
This is the page where you can see the coupon – link gone ages ago – surprised?.
Note: Yes, I am being tough and highly critical of this vet. I am satirizing her practice because I must not because I want to. There are 20 million declawed cats in the USA. There should be almost none. It must stop and I feel strongly that people who love cats and animals must speak out. In general the public are too accepting and silent on this cruelty.
Poster by Ruth. Declawing Vets Are Wrong