An Example of the Long-Term Detrimental Consequences of Cat Declawing

Mr Louis is suffering the long term consequences of declawing

Mr Louis is one cat of many millions who has suffered the long-term detrimental consequences of declawing. In this instance he walks like a woman on wobbly stilettos. That sounds like a flippant statement but the truth is that this cat has lost a part of his life because of the callous treatment by an uncaring veterinarian. please continue reading

What percentage of cats are declawed?

Percentage of declawed cats

It is estimated that between 20 and 30% of domestic cats in America and Canada are declawed but things are changing. For example the province of Nova Scotia, Canada banned declawing very recently. The attitude in Canada is changing. Regrettably around 60% of Americans still favor declawing perhaps through lack of awareness of its true nature. Veterinarians don’t do enough to educate. please continue reading

Nova Scotia Bans Declawing

Declawing banned in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, a Canadian province on the Atlantic coast is the first geographical area larger than a city to ban declawing. In doing so others may follow including I would hope a US state or states. There is a gradual distaste for declawing amongst North American vets as it blatantly flies in the face of their oath and all they stand for. please continue reading

Robert Neunzig DVM has declawed 2000 cats and he is proud of it

Robert Neunzig DVM

Dr Neunzig has written a blog in which he expresses his dismay at the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s (AAFP) harder stance against declawing. He wheels out the same old cliched arguments about greater abandonment of cats and more euthanasias … please continue reading