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Declawing

Postby Shiva » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:42 pm

Here's an excellent article on declawing:

Declawing: What You Need to Know
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Re: Declawing

Postby dropscone » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Eurgh! So horrible :(
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Re: Declawing

Postby panthera » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:46 pm

My neighbor took one of her cats in for a dental and returned to find that they'd DECLAWED him! He was a polydactyl, too. :furious: I would have insisted that they give him free exams & dentals for life. If I went back. Poor guy. He sometimes uses her shower instead of the litterbox, which is pretty thoughtful of him, I think. His name is Little Guy and he's a big lug w/a short tail and a love for being brushed. :heart:
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Re: Declawing

Postby bluedawg » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:48 pm

OH EM GEE i would absolutely freak out if my vet did that. poor little guy!!
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Re: Declawing

Postby vegankitty » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:56 am

I would have sued them. That's absolutely horrible.

My parents declawed the cat they had when I was born on the advice of the vet because she scratched my face. It was 1970-and I'm pretty sure that declawing was looked at differently.

The rescue has a 8 month old declawed male right now. His owner declawed him then dumped him at a kill shelter.
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Re: Declawing

Postby Shiva » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:00 am

panthera, that is insane!
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Re: Declawing

Postby panthera » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:09 pm

Yeah, I was surprised that she didn't make a bigger fuss, and that she still takes him there. She has three cats, one of them diabetic & one with a heart condition, so they get a good bit of business from her. She has them all (there are also 3 "Katrina" cats who are too feral to take for vet visits) on a strict diet, so I feel bad when I take care of them, since they meow vigorously. He's pretty big, so I feel even worse. Unfortunately, he doesn't like the salmon flakes that are their treats, so it's hard to give him what he wants. The other cats are more aggressive about any extra food I might 'accidentally" drop.

Fortunately, he LOVES being pet(ted) and brushed! :cool:
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Re: Declawing

Postby vegankitty » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:31 pm

Is the diet for health reasons? One of our cats is on a special diet because of her severe allergies.
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Re: Declawing

Postby panthera » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:40 am

Yeah, just weight maintenance. A couple of them have really dropped a lot of weight and do look better. But they're generally only getting 1/4C of Wellness Core a day!
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Re: Declawing

Postby vegankitty » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:21 am

I have been trying to figure out correct amounts for everyone. It's hard with so m,any cats! And the variety of sizes. Largest is 15 pounds about (guesstimate-he was 16.5 when he came), lightest is 4.5. Obvious;ly the 15 pounder needs more than the 4.5 pounder.
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