Why is the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) still allowing declawing in their standard of excellence animal hospitals?
This is how ethical and humane veterinary leaders do the right thing when they see an injustice.
When they know better they do better.
Mission Veterinary Partners took immediate action and put an end to this inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary amputation procedure (declawing) in their practices.
UPDATE MARCH 14, 2021. The Chief Veterinary Officer with Mission Veterinary Partners sent us a note today and said that they are going to adopt the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) declawing position and will ban declawing in all their animal hospitals in America! Their Medical Advisory Board is voting on this on March […]
Story published on Jan. 23, 2021 Comment from Dr Marty Becker in 2019 on Facebook. (VCA and Banfield stopped declawing in early 2020 and AAFP announced in Dec. 2020 that they will no longer allow declawing in their CAT FRIENDLY Practices in July 2021.) Fear Free Pets is a veterinary company that certifies veterinary […]
——————————————————————————————- 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 […]