In a nutshell, the NYSVMS says that vets don’t make much money declawing kittens and cats , they always educate their clients on alternatives and tell them it is serious amputations and that it isn’t good for a cat’s health and well being , if cat owners can’t declaw their cats then 50% of them wouldn’t get a cat and then those cats will be in shelters and euthanized , the reason the cats in shelters significantly decreased in the 8 cities in California that banned declawing had nothing to do with the ban, human doctors know what they are doing when they recommend declawing for humans with health problems, declawed cats never have pain because they give them great pain meds, declawed cats don’t have litter box avoidance or biting issues from the declaws, owners who had their cats declawed say that amputating their cat’s toes and claws met or exceeded their expectations, improved their relationship with their cats and their cats had a high quality of life with no pain or negative consequences, the majority of veterinarians never experience a cat losing their toes and paws or complications as a result of a declaw.
You have had over 65 yrs to prove yourselves! “Government” must finally step in and protect kitties from the pro-declaw vets! Thankfully millions on “social media” are trying to protect all the voiceless kitties so they aren’t mutilated by your hands. Hands that were raised and gave an oath that you would RELIEVE suffering in animals, not create it!
You haven’t listened to a single guideline made by veterinary authorities and you declaw as a first resort!
You are CAUSING the legislature to have to dictate your actions, you ignorant butthead.
I thought that the veterinarians who would most likely be practicing what they preach in regards to declawing, would be the Presidents and board members at the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. After all, they want all the legislators to believe and trust them to believe that declawing must remain a procedure on their lists of services at their practices.
Story published June 2016 UPDATE 2017, Cornell Small Animal Hospital stopped declawing. I’m shocked and appalled at Bruce Kornreich, the Ass. Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center’s comment about declawing in this 2016 news story. Here’s an excerpt from a story in the Ithaca Voice, Bruce Kornreich, the associate director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, said that declawing …
There’s a crime being committed against cats in the American veterinary profession and everyone in the cat world is talking about. Well almost everyone.
It’s called declawing and it MUST stop. Soft paws and scratchers are healthy and humane alternatives.
Amputating cat’s toes and claws is torture and inhumane.
Meet Floyd, the rescue kitty.
He accidentally had his toes and claws amputated at a veterinary practice.
Instead of getting dewormed, Floyd got declawed.
I’m doing research to see what people are being told vs. what the truth is.
I really want to hear from cat people who were either never told exactly what declawing was or who were deceived by their “doctors” to believe that declawing was ok and not bad for your cat. Just like Misty’s mom was.
Who knew when I was born that I would spend my life trying to undo an egregious wrong?
Who knew that when I met my mom, that we would embark on a fight that would consume our lives protecting others’ lives?
Who knew that “doctors” who took an oath to do no wrong, could be paid so little to break that oath and sell their good consciences?
I want to ask some important questions.
So when Dr Sue says they are doing 50% less, does that mean she’s doing 8 declaws a week instead of 16? Or does that mean she’s doing only two paw declaws now instead of the four paw declaws her practice offered cat owners just a couple months ago? Or does that mean that she’s only 50% as good as she used to be at talking people into it?
Or does that mean she’s raised her prices by 200% so only 50% of her clientele can afford doing it? Or does it mean she’s paid off 50% of her laser so she’s not hocking it as desperately?
Or does it mean that she’s of the mindset that maybe she will not have have quite as bad karma if she slows down her declawing pace?
A wise person once said that the minute you are ready to give up, a miracle will happen. I need a miracle. Dear friends and supporters, Forgive me and I have to vent. This was a typical weekend for me. I start my days by answering emails and notes from people and seeing what the biggest issue is. I reposted …