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Old 05-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #166
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I always thought de-clawing was utter cruelty to cats
It is. Hence why its banned in most countries.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:19 PM   #167
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Not if the technique causes no pain or mutilation and the cat doesn't need their claws to live, much like most indoor cats.
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a lot of cats have arthritic problems when they are declawed as they cannot scratch and stretch out their paws
i dont understand why cats are declawed in the first place..
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:22 PM   #169
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http://www.theanimalspirit.com/declaw.html


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Some veterinarians are now promoting laser declawing as a "guilt-free" procedure. While laser declawing can reduce the bleeding and perhaps diminish, to some extent, the agonizing pain, the procedure is the no different, only the means of amputation.

Anyway can we change the subject
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harold says 'let's talk about my new plastic bag!'

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hahah saki is adorable
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I've had cats given to me that were declawed without laser and their paws were completely mutilated, but my cat Persian needed no bandages, started being herself after the grogginess from the knock-out-drug wore off, cleaned herself all that day with her front paws, showed no signs of pain at all, and you cant tell she's declawed.

It's a reletivly new technology and more people should give it a chance.
Sorry about this extra post on the subject. I'm a jackass and I know it. :]
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Glad you agree Sicy

It's natural for cats to be able to use their claws&that's all there is to it
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I've had cats given to me that were declawed without laser and their paws were completely mutilated, but my cat Persian needed no bandages, started being herself after the grogginess from the knock-out-drug wore off, cleaned herself all that day with her front paws, showed no signs of pain at all, and you cant tell she's declawed.

It's a reletivly new technology and more people should give it a chance.
Sorry about this extra post on the subject. I'm a jackass and I know it. :]
why did you have it done ?
nevermind...

soz to all the people who want to drop the topic
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Well i certainly don't want to talk about cruelty to cats so i'm happy for the subject to change now!
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here is a cat i met in the protestant cemetery in roma!

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I have to share this link with you guys. Basically a bunch of animals funniest video collection, but some of them had me . Enjoy!

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All these cats are so cute! I wish I was able to show you some of Jez, he's an adorable ginger cat with big copper eyes and a little pink nose
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I've had cats given to me that were declawed without laser and their paws were completely mutilated, but my cat Persian needed no bandages, started being herself after the grogginess from the knock-out-drug wore off, cleaned herself all that day with her front paws, showed no signs of pain at all, and you cant tell she's declawed.

It's a reletivly new technology and more people should give it a chance.
Sorry about this extra post on the subject. I'm a jackass and I know it. :]
I looked into this new technology a while back, not because I'm declawing any cats, but I was interested in it. I don't want to open up the "animal cruelty" can of worms, so I'm not commenting on that aspect, but I wonder how this type of surgery is worth it? I mean, it's SUPER expensive (at least it was when I was reading about it). Why not just buy some Soft Paws for the cat, or spend $50 on a decent sisal scratch post? I guess from and economic point of view, I'm interested to know what the point of this procedure is and why someone would chose this procedure.

I've got two cats with all claws and the only thing in the house they routinely scratch is the couch. And they scratch it b/c it was free, it's ugly, I'm too cheap for a scratching post, so I let them use the couch. When I get a couch I care about, I'll make them a sisal post. Honestly I don't get why claws are such a big deal. My cats have never scratched me aggressively, and they only scratch/bite each other for play. Beckham has no front claws (came that way) and as a kitten I worried more about damage than with my clawed cats b/c he chewed carpet.
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