The declawing vet also recommended Magnus be kept in a dark, quiet space where for the next five years he had very little interaction because his owners were now afraid of him. He was not picked up, cuddled or loved; he simply existed in this small room with hard floors, a box filled with clay litter and a small amount of dry food that did not provide him with adequate nutrition.
Is the Angst of Declawing Contributing to Veterinarian Suicide?
Story published Feb. 23, 2021. Screenshot taken on Feb. 23, 2021 of a Google review for Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital. The Gentle Doctor became a Banfield hospital in Oct. 2019 according to an employee that works there. Banfield banned declawing in Jan. 2020 in all their hospitals.Banfield’s Declawing Policy ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- Banfield Animal Hospitals […]
——————————————————————————————- December 2020 A recent study showed that declawed cats have higher levels of cortisol in their bodies than cats with their toes and claws. Higher levels of cortisol is an indication of chronic stress. Without a doubt, declawing harms the physical and emotional health and well-being of a cat. Cats are stoic and they […]
Currently I have 19 adult cats, 31% of those cats are declawed (6) and all six of those cats are primarily unadoptable.
Four of them will not use the litter box at all, but are extremely sweet.
One is very reactive/defensive and unhandleable, and one is 15 years old but should be able to find a retirement home (hopefully).
Two of the cats have already had bone fragments and regrowth removed from their paws, the others we are still working on get in for exams/options.
The two that have had the surgery still aren’t using their boxes and we are trying prozac to help retrain their brains not to associate the litter box with pain.
Sept. 13, 2020 PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BE POLITE, AND EDUCATE. NEVER THREATEN ANYONE. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. John Lewis ———————— On April 18, 2020 we received a 2nd personal […]
Sept. 2020 PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BE POLITE, AND EDUCATE. NEVER THREATEN ANYONE. The definition of a bully is, “a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.” Isn’t a declawing veterinarian a bully? Declawing harms the health and well-being of innocent and vulnerable kittens and cats. […]
How we tried to inspire the director/founder of the ANNA Shelter to stop providing declawing in her WELLNESS Centers.
We applaud all the tireless work that the director/founder, staff, and volunteers of The A.N.N.A Shelter do to help animals in Erie, PA.
Unfortunately The ANNA Shelter also performs declawing in their WELLNESS Centers.
As far as we know, there are only 2 animal shelters in America that perform and profit from declawing in their Wellness Centers/Clinics. The other one is the Houston Humane Society.
Declawing is inhumane, mutilating, and always harms the long term health and well-being of a cat.
There are around 26,000 veterinary practices in America.
Around 21,000 of these practices declaw cats.
Most of these declawing vet practices are still using much needed PPE (masks, gloves, and gowns) to declaw cats and perform elective procedures despite national efforts to conserve this protective medical gear and despite the calls from the AVMA, state veterinary associations, healthcare organizations, hospitals, and state officials, to cease all routine surgeries and services.
These declawing vets are putting profits first and also defying nationwide pleas for sheltering in place, by allowing their clients to come to their clinics for these elective, non-therapeutic procedures.
These declawing vets are using precious PPE to declaw cats and this cruelty towards cats could contribute to more COVID-19 deaths.
The majority of American Association of Feline Practitioners’ (AAFP) Cat Friendly Practices perform declawing.
We did a recent survey of 156 Cat Friendly Practices in 10 states and found that 85% of them declaw cats.
AAFP is hiding respectful comments about how declawing causes pain and behavioral issues.