ok so i'm at the vet inquring about getting my persian de-clawed and some lady in the loby comes up to me and hands me some rude comments on how i shouldn't do that to her and how they actually cut off the first 1/4 of her fingers, and so on. i am aware of the process of de-clawing and i just cannot let her destroy any more stuff in the house. they put her to sleep during the surgery and give her pain meds for after. i don't really like doing it but i am feeling like i need to. my other persian is de-clawed and happy as a clam.
but this lady turns around after inserting her opinion on what i was doing and grabs her min. doberman pin. with his ears clipped and tail docked and walks off. so whats the difference? at least i have a reason on wanting her de-clawed and it's not just for looks. it just seams like people are so against de-clawing cats but don't say much about docking tails and clipping ears. what are your thoughts?
Answer by armywife2009101 at 12:10 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 12:11 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by baconbits at 12:14 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
My only reason to be against it is that they then can't protect themselves and you never know what is going to happen. But you also need to protect your stuff. It's your choice.
Answer by JAIRATRACI at 12:23 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by kuriequinn at 12:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by older at 12:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Talk to your vet about observing the procedure. You might change your mind after watching it done. I work at a vet and have seen it done many times. It is not something that i recommend people do unless they have a very valid reason. There are cases where declawing is the best option but behavioral modifications should be tried first. This should not be something to jump to automatically.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
how is keeping a car inside cruel? neither one will even try and go outside, they are terrified of the outside. they don't even like the front door open. my daughter is always all scratched up though and so is a lot of furniture. i don't have mice in the house so i don't see that as a problem. but i really just don't get the huge controversy over it but not with docking tails.
Answer by KristaRene at 1:11 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
as far as being necessary, that is in the eye of the beholder. the last straw was my daughter having a big scratch on her cheek next to her eye. i don't want to get rid of the cat. she was expensive and a part of the family now and i have watched her interact with my kids and she likes them, she just isn't careful with her claws. i see de-clawing along the lines of spaying and neutering. they are surgery and probably not pleasant to watch but a lot of people would agree they are needed. docking a tail is purely for looks. i don't think there is anything wrong with that either though.
Answer by KristaRene at 1:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2010