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    declawing cats part 2

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    so after reading some comments on the other thread....

    i had my cat declawed w/a new procedure. they declaw the cat using a laser. there is no bleeding and no bandging needed after surgery. my cat wasn't on any pain medication. she was back to normal the day i took her home.

    does that change your mind on it being "cruel"

    they use the same lasers that they use on people

    google it
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    Quote Originally Posted by settles View Post
    so after reading some comments on the other thread....

    i had my cat declawed w/a new procedure. they declaw the cat using a laser. there is no bleeding and no bandging needed after surgery. my cat wasn't on any pain medication. she was back to normal the day i took her home.

    does that change your mind on it being "cruel"

    they use the same lasers that they use on people

    google it

    No it doesnt change my mind. It isnt just the procedure that is cruel. It is equivalent to removing your entire finger. Thats what I find cruel.

    WOrking on the procedure was awful. Not just because of the procedure but because of the above. Now I can understand WHY people declaw their cats. Heck I am even looking for 1 to adopt. But I PERSONALLY would NEVER actually take my cat in to be declawed and pay the money etc. Its just not something I believe in
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    its not like removing your whole finger. thats just silly.
    you dont cut the cats finger off. its just their claw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by settles View Post
    its not like removing your whole finger. thats just silly.
    you dont cut the cats finger off. its just their claw.
    I studied veterinary, worked in numerous offices. ANd the way my school, my books and the vets I worked with described it as removing the finger off at the joint. Their claw is essentially their finger
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    Quote Originally Posted by settles View Post
    its not like removing your whole finger. thats just silly.
    you dont cut the cats finger off. its just their claw.
    Actually, its to the first knuckle.

    There's no need to tell someone they are silly for their opinion.

    With that said, all my cats are declawed...I don't find it cruel because they have lost no use of their paws. They have adapted to use their back claws for defense and they still scratch at things. They still use their paws as they always have just no claws to tear things up.
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    No, it doesn't change my mind. In most European countries declawing is illegal as it is seen as inhumane and cruel
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    I love my kitty the way he is.... claws and all.

    But, I do see why some people would get that done.

    Right now I dont seem to have a problem with him and his claws... he has scratching posts and I love clipping his nails.. its kind of our bonding time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinn View Post
    Actually, its to the first knuckle.

    There's no need to tell someone they are silly for their opinion.

    With that said, all my cats are declawed...I don't find it cruel because they have lost no use of their paws. They have adapted to use their back claws for defense and they still scratch at things. They still use their paws as they always have just no claws to tear things up.
    i meant it's silly to compare a person to a cat
    i wasn't calling her silly- sorry it was unclear what i meant

    i dunno i just dont see it cruel in any way if its done the new way. they aren't having any pain and they dont lose use of their paws. they just can't claw the Sh!t out of you or anything in your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaymara View Post
    No it doesnt change my mind. It isnt just the procedure that is cruel. It is equivalent to removing your entire finger. Thats what I find cruel.

    WOrking on the procedure was awful. Not just because of the procedure but because of the above. Now I can understand WHY people declaw their cats. Heck I am even looking for 1 to adopt. But I PERSONALLY would NEVER actually take my cat in to be declawed and pay the money etc. Its just not something I believe in
    I've always heard it's equivalent to removing the first knuckle/joint on each finger.

    I think letting cats outdoors is more cruel than a declaw. It cuts their normal lifespan into about half and I have seen far to many cats torn up from fights......yet their owners keep letting them out

    Another board I go to a lady has lost 3 cats in the past year to letting them outside.....yet she continues to insist that it's cruel to keep her cats put up inside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinn View Post
    Actually, its to the first knuckle.

    There's no need to tell someone they are silly for their opinion.

    With that said, all my cats are declawed...I don't find it cruel because they have lost no use of their paws. They have adapted to use their back claws for defense and they still scratch at things. They still use their paws as they always have just no claws to tear things up.
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