What are the pros and cons of declawing a cat?

What are the pros and cons of declawing a cat?

by Michael

Pros – short for professionals or prostitutes.
Cons – short for convicts or confidence tricks.


Vets who declaw cats are pros. They prostitute their skills and abilities to earn money and our disrespect.


Vets are professionals – professional butchers if they declaw a cat.

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Picture above: Dr Churan if she worked in England.


Vets would be convicts and banged up in jail in over 30 other countries if they consistently declawed cats in those countries as they do in the USA.

Confidence Trick

Vets who declaw cats perform a confidence trick on people who bring their cat to the clinic by convincing them it is the best and only thing to do and the cat will only feel a “little bit of discomfort…it’s a win-win situation, madam…Trust me I’m your doctor..”


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What are the pros and cons of declawing a cat?

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Feb 18, 2012 Money doesnt purr
by: Edward

Your right man there are no pros and I dont think you ever go too far in telling it about conmen and trying to save cats toe ends being axed off.
I dont know how some people can love money more than they love cats.
You cant sit with money purring on your knee and making you feel happy you can only cram it in the bank and worry about making more.
What miserable horrible people they must be to like doing that.
Ive got no money but Ive got a happy life and wife and cats so I dont care.

Feb 14, 2012 Lock them all up
by: Mrs M

I love that picture with that cat mutilator exactly where she should be.
From what I can gather her and the rest of them who make money out of suffering have been doing it for a long time now and got away with it.
It’s past the time the truth was told that they are con artists and cat abusers in white coats and I respect you for doing that Michael.

Feb 14, 2012 No way
by: Rose

I agree with Ruth,you can’t go too far Micheal or be too rude to or about vets who declaw because if that’s what it takes to get through to them how rotten and cruel they are then so be it!
I’ve been part of the UK troops for a good while now and found out some folk don’t understand nice.
I think we should send Ed over to the US with his big stick!

Feb 14, 2012 No you’ve not gone too far !
by: Ruth

I’m sure regular PoC visitors who love all cats will agree with me that you never could go too far in naming and shaming animal abusers.
Having letters after their name doesn’t make declaw vets exempt from being told in no uncertain terms that what they do is cruel and wrong.
When nice doesn’t work, we have to use nasty, but I don’t think your anti declaw articles are nasty, only honest and straight and telling it as it is.
I love PoC because it’s not a place to soft talk just to keep the peace.
I know for a fact you and PoC are well respected by the Paw Project and many other anti declaw people in the USA and that you have saved numerous cats claws by not sugar coating the truth !

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Feb 14, 2012 Going too far?
by: Michael

Some visitors might think or say that I have gone too far in this post. I have been too rude etc.

If some people think that I say this to them:

Who has gone too far? The vet who has mutilated innocent kittens in their hundreds for the convenience of the cat’s owner or me, who has written a few words criticizing what is considered immoral and criminal behavior in many Western countries (and Israel) including the United Kingdom?

We need to do more. Soft words, thousands of gentle words that show a dislike for declawing are not enough.

To use a well worn American phrase, we need to kick ass (arse in England). That is how the world works.

Feb 14, 2012 Where she belongs
by: Anonymous

Behind bars is right where animal abusers belong but unfortunately this woman is still free to go on abusing cats as long as it’s legal to do so.

BOYCOTT her clinic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 13, 2012 Brilliant
by: Rose

Brilliant Micheal,your articles are always top class and I think they can’t get any better,but they do!
No there are no pros for the poor suffering declawed cat but there sure are loads of cons.

Feb 13, 2012 Guilty on All Counts
by: Anonymous

I would love to be on the jury. Guilty of animal abuse, unethical behavior, assault on a cat, lying under the veterinary oath and much more.

Feb 13, 2012 Different approach
by: Michael

Glad you like it. I wanted to produce something very different, a play on words.

I hope people appreciate it.

Feb 13, 2012 Conning clients
by: Ruth

I love this article, seeing Dr Churan where she belongs has made my day (I wish she really was locked up, along with any other person who abuses cats, pro or not)
Declaw vets most certainly DO con their clients and a conman or a conwoman belongs in prison.
It’s as simple as that.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth

Feb 13, 2012 Brilliant!
by: Barbara

Very, very good and very apt, I couldn’t agree more and Michael I really like your style! Nothing you have said is untrue, this “doctor” should be incarcerated out of harm’s way

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