The other day I did a post asking you if your veterinarian has ever recommended declawing your cat. I wasn’t surprised to receive many notes from cat owners like with very sad stories.
Here is one of the many sad examples that I will start to post. If you have a story, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you and your moms are doing well.
Last year Odin my cat was suffering for a legg-perthes disease (not so common in cats)
I didn’t know what it was happening to him and thought he had a sprain in his leg, so I took him to the vet. Odin was in pain and the doctor ___ _____ who was working that day was so rude to him, instead of touching him nice, she was so rude.
I didn’t know what to do, my poor baby was upset and in pain (he always used to be so good at the vet visit, he never had any problem)
I still was thinking it was a sprain so after she examined him, she found nothing but she told me I should declaw him!
I was surprised to hear this from a vet, so I said no, that’s not right and she said, “I can do it, I did it to my cats and they are fine.”
I got upset and I told her I would never amputate my cat’s toes and cause him such pain and she said, “They don’t feel pain… it’s a surgery.”
As I left, she said there’s nothing wrong in doing a declaw.
I talked with the vet tech and he said that vet is old fashion. I told her I didn’t care and that’s not a veterinarian, You choose this career because you love animals, you should want to take care of them not hurt them.
That was the last time I went to that place, next day I contacted a new vet hospital who really took the best care ever to my Odin, more expensive though, but after what I saw it was the best decision, he got his surgery and he’s perfect now.
I attached some pics one was after his surgery 🙂
Thank you for your hard work ladies,
I hope your word spreads to the whole world, and we can help people to understand that we don’t have to change nature. Cats came this way and all beings are perfect just the way they are.
Hugs City 🙂
Isabel and Odin
I do have some good news to report. A spot check on the phone revealed this. When you ask to get your cat declawed at this Connecticut veterinary clinic, they ask you if you’ve tried trimming the nails and said that declawing is a very painful surgery and they don’t recommend it. They say they’ve seen a lot of cats that become biters and aggressive afterwards and to do some research about the surgery. They said this “doctor”, who wanted to declaw Odin, doesn’t work there anymore and left for personal reasons.
And by the way she is a 24 yr member AVMA vet. Yep, the association that puts zero accountability in their “last resort” declawing position.
When I said that this vet recommended declawing and said these things about it, they said that they don’t believe in her opinion and she no longer works there and they don’t know if she is currently working somewhere else.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP, PLEASE SEND THIS NOTE TO YOUR OWN VET IF THEY DECLAW CATS AND SEE IF YOU CAN INSPIRE THEM TO STOP AMPUTATING KITTIES TOES. NOTE TO YOUR VET