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[–] vivalafreakshow 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I feel inclined to ask but why declaw them?

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[–] wuzizname [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I didn't say anything about declawing them.

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[–] vivalafreakshow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It says so in the imgur title

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[–] thesladenator 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm sorry, but I really don't see how you could support Declawing your cat. its the equivalent of removing the top joint and nail from your fingers. Spaying I understand. But declawing? Why? Cats have claws, so deal with it. Don't have cats if you don't want to be scratched or have your furniture ruined.

Declawing can cause serious arthritis in cats at a later date. As well as many health problems. http://www.paw-rescue.org/declaw_paper.php

Your cats will no longer be able to defend themselves, even if they are house cats, they may escape. Also, declawed cats can sometimes turn out to be extrememly aggressive due to the insecurities of not having claws. You are much better buying claw clips or cutting the cats claws than declawing unless you want to cripple those perfectly good, healthy cats. It would be less expensive too.

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[–] wuzizname [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You've obviously come from reddit. We've had 14 cats over the course of both mine and my wife's life combined. All the cats were declawed in the front and all live great lives`. The oldest cat we had made it to 20 years. If my vet tells me it's humane to declaw, general anestethic, pain control regiment, and care. We are not abusing our cats. They are not crippled. If PETA wants to target a cause, why not target those who let their cats wander free on the streets at night?

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[–] thesladenator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I just don't see why its necessary? Maybe if you could explain a bit more into the history of why you started it the first place? And I don't see the problem with people who's cats are let out at night as long as they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and been treated when they should be and I have no problem with house cats. But what caused you to de-claw them in the first place? I mean, claws are one of the appeals of cats to me. It just seems very extreme.

And not to be too much of a glass half empty but have you ever thought that your vet may be wanting to make you declaw your cats because he gets money from you for it? For me, declawing would be the last option if it was a problem in the home with furniture. You can buy these claw clips that cover the just the claws to stop them from being sharp, they're colourful too. There's always a risk with surgery that you could be doing more damage that good though... Idk. This is just my opinion and you have yours. So thats that.

I come from the UK and most people here let their cats out a night. Also, you can get deals where your cat will be spayed for free in this country. Maybe its just cultural differences but I don't know. The RSPCA and wildlife organisations here suggest that cats are let out for short periods in the day and short periods at night to reduce wildlife population decimation. I don't know. As far as I'm aware its uncommon for cats to be declawed here, but not unheard of. And a large percentage of the population lets there cats outside here. My dad has 3 which all come and go as they please, and theres at least 30 different cats in my neighbourhood that are outdoor cats.

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[–] CozyEurobeat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I thought vets can't/weren't allowed to declaw cats? I'm hoping that it's just an error and you didn't actually have them declawed.

On the other hand, the cats do look cute...

Edit: The imgur title says "Had to send our 2 in for spay and declaw. Vet has them for 3 days and we called to ask him if they were OK. He sent us these photos back." I think that's where the confusion and worry is coming from