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Declawing Cats, Not In Pittsburg

Oscarbird

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Declawing is so terrible, I wish people wouldn't do that to their cats. You're essentially asking the tip of your cats finger to be cut off. :(
 

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No matter how many times a cat scratches me, I wouldn’t ever wish declawing on them :(
 

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totally cruel

but i am up the wall with cats have currently got three stalking my parrots really frustrating
 

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Have you looked up plants cats don’t like, Wardy? If I were you, I’d plant a bunch below the window where they’re stalking your birds.
 

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It's been illegal in the UK since 2006, and even before then was not common. Most vets would refuse to carry it out unless there was a medical reason for doing so. The first I heard of it was when I got an internet connection and started interacting with people from the US, and I was horrified that it seemed to be almost routine there.
 

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I dont know why the US is so behind in this practice. If vets would just say no in most cases (like I dont want my furniture scratched) we would not need laws passed. If a person places furniture more important than a companion cat, why get a cat in the first place?

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I don’t know that it’s common here. Most cats are not declawed here, if you look on adoption sites. I’d be surprised if it were that common in the US.
 

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I don't know if it's as common in the US anymore (haven't had a kitten in over a decade) but it used to be VERY common. Basically when you scheduled their spay/neuter you automatically also were asked if you would like to declaw at the same time. It was very routine. It was explained to me back then that so many cats lose their homes due to destroying furniture/houses that the vets figured it was better to be declawed and have a home, than to have claws and be on the street.
 

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I agree it should be illegal as well every where
 

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Where I live they are proposing a ban on declawing too.
 

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I don't know if it's as common in the US anymore
In the senior complex where I live there are 5 cats , owned by 4 people, that I know of from speaking with their owners that have had their cat's claws removed by a vet for the "sake of their furniture". The cats are young to middle aged. So where I live it is still happening.
 

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This is the bill currently proposed in Maryland.

HB445 would prohibit vets from performing declawing procedures unless they’re needed for “therapeutic purposes,” which the bill describes as procedures that are necessary for the cat’s health or well-being. Under the bill, vets who don’t comply with the law could face a fine and have their license revoked or suspended.
 
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