You CAN declaw with Love

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Can you declaw with love?
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Homer:
I declawed my cats - all four paws. They're normal as before I declawed them. At first, I was brainwashed by all those Cat Nazis and didn't declaw them until I visited my friend who's cat has been declawed all four paws and it was so sweet and gentle. So then I figured declawing isn't so bad. I'm posting this to help all those people undecided like me to have two sides to the declawing debate. What pushed me over the fence on to do it was.

-It's less painful than spaying. Spaying is also altering the cat. People say it's a medical benefit but that's a crock. It helps reduce the overpopulation that's about it.

-It doesn't change their personality whatsoever. The cats get over it in a few weeks and they're fine.

-I think leaving them indoors all the time is unnatural, as well as spaying/neutering, giving them commercial pet food rather than mice, etc, so declawing goes along with all these unnatural things.

And before all those Cat Nazis' respond: I do keep them indoors all the time, give 'em the best cat food Wellness, Innova, etc..

I have helped the cat community by giving two otherwise homeless kitties a home- saving them from the shelter.

I hope they never ban declawing because it's a person's right to choose.
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*~*SooZy*~*:
[nq:1]I declawed my cats - all four paws. They're normal as before I declawed them. At first, I was brainwashed ... a home- saving them from the shelter. I hope they never ban declawing because it's a person's right to choose.[/nq]
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Jolene Yates:
Thank you..finally someone who agrees that declawing is not as horrible as some of these people exagerate it to be. I understand what the surgery entails, but one also must understand that while you can train a cat not to scratch carpet or furniture, I have yet to find a way to make the cat stop tearing my hands, arms, ankles and feet to shreds. The scratches alone wouldn't be so bad, but I am mildly allergic to cats and have low blood pressure along with other problems that cause me to take a long time to heal. When she would scratch me it would take hours for me to stop bleeding, days to get the swelling to stop and weeks for me to heal. I can already hear many people yelling, then you shouldn't have ever gotten a cat. This is true, but it's a little difficult to tell your fiance that he has to choose between his cat and his fiance. So I just take my meds that I have to take anyway to combat the rest of my allergies and love both of them. We had Kitty spayed and declawed last Thursday, brought her home Saturday and she has been wonderful. Shee doesn't have any trouble walking and doesn't fuss at all about her paws.

Jolene
[nq:1]I declawed my cats - all four paws. They're normal as before I declawed them. At first, I was brainwashed ... a home- saving them from the shelter. I hope they never ban declawing because it's a person's right to choose.[/nq]
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the wharf rat:
[nq:1]I declawed my cats - all four paws.[/nq]
if you wanted a pet without claws why didn't you buy a goldfish?
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dgk:
[nq:1]I declawed my cats - all four paws. They're normal as before I declawed them. At first, I was brainwashed ... a home- saving them from the shelter. I hope they never ban declawing because it's a person's right to choose.[/nq]
Do they still love climbing their cat tree? I had a declawed cat. It could never figure out why the other cat could run up to the top of the tree but he couldn't even get up to the second level. He also couldn't jump anywhere. Poor thing.
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*~*SooZy*~*:
[nq:2]I declawed my cats - all four paws. They're normal ... all four paws and it was so sweet and gentle.[/nq]
Mt cat has claws and she is so sweet and gentle too! but also able to climb cat trees indoors, and if she did get out at least she has some form of defence! but so many things can go wrong with declawing :-(

so glad its banned in the UK
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Homer:
[nq:1]And when the cat begins to do other inappropriate things, I guess you'll just remove other body parts until you're happy with it. Or you'll dump it at a shelter.[/nq]
Nope, will never dump them at a shelter. Even if they do have litterbox problems or become biters, but so far there's none of that. I have made a commitment by adopting them, spaying them, and declawing them.
[nq:1]There's a reason it's illegal in other countries. Go out and buy a clue the next time you have money to burn. And do the animal world a favor - stop having pets.[/nq]
Fair enough, I promise you personally that I'll never have another pet again after these cats die naturally. You can be content knowing that this declawer won't be having anymore pets. Happy now?? Obviously, it's more important to you that cats die in shelters than evil people like myself give them a good home, food, and love sans claws.
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Homer:
[nq:1]Do they still love climbing their cat tree? I had a declawed cat. It could never figure out why the ... of the tree but he couldn't even get up to the second level. He also couldn't jump anywhere. Poor thing.[/nq]
I'm glad they can't climb that high anymore. I was always afraid they'd hurt themselves from trying to get down from so high.
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