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The Smell of the Blood of a Declawed Cat — 2 Comments

  1. Declawing should be outlawed everywhere! With that said, here is some possible help for those poor kitties who have suffered through mutilation for the sake of furniture:
    (as suggested by the Paw Project)

    Who can I contact about declaw repair surgery for house-cats?
    Main Street Veterinary is a full service veterinary practice in Shakopee, MN specializing in small animal health care for cats and dogs. Our mission is to provide the highest quality in veterinary medical animal pet health care in a professional, friendly, relaxed environment.
    Dr. Gaskin posts info, videos & a PowerPoint presentation online for vets who want to know more about this surgery that may provide some relief for declawed cats.

    Indications for a Declaw Paw Salvage Surgery:

    • Holding either paw up.
    • Calluses on the front of digit pads especially digits 3 and 4.
    • Very reluctant to have digits straightened or even touched.
    • Radiographs show distal P2 cartilage damage or P3 fragments.
    • Tight muscle knots in lumbar muscles.
    • Excessive biting
    • Inappropriate elimination with no other identifiable cause.
    Raven – a rescue cat nobody wanted to keep. Antisocial, would bite you when she was hungry, attacked other cats, did not run or play. 7 years old at the time of the declaw salvage surgery. Now lives in a single cat home where she can run and play again. She still bites when she gets scared but is much better with humans.

    Preliminary observations of senior declaw pathology study.
    Declaw presentation November 2010

    Damage to cats’ feet & the problems related to declawing can be prevented by NOT declawing cats in the first place.
    Article by Susan on Pictures of Cats.org

    • Thank you for all this useful information, it’s good to know there are people over there who care about the suffering of declawed cats and try to help them.
      You do wonderful work educating on this, as do the Paw Project and Susan and others too and hopefully one day soon declawing will be banned.

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