Paw Project Helps Cat With Bone Protruding Through Pads

ANOTHER PAINFUL DECLAWED CAT HELPED: This is sweet Miss Kitten in Indiana. She is 3 years old and was declawed on the front feet when she was 6 months old. Her owner immediately noticed a difference in her activity level and with time it got worse. She doesn’t run and play anymore and prefers to lay down. Over a couple of years her weight drastically increased, she stopped grooming normally and stopped using the litter box. A friend referred her to the Paw Project and a free paw evaluation with Dr. Moran (PP-Indiana State Director) at the Cat Care Clinic of Indianapolis.

Xrays don’t show bone fragments but demonstrate how the toe joints can contract and “freeze” like hammer toe in people. She also suffers with back pain and her paw pads aren’t covering the remaining toe bones. Luckily there is hope for her! She was started on pain meds and a weight management routine. We will update you in a couple weeks on her progress!

We cannot give her back the toes she was born with but we can help relieve her pain and support a kitty owner to forgo declawing in the future.

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Letter To Your Veterinarian Who Declaws

Dear Dr ____ and staff,
I have been a client of yours for __ years and have thus far been happy with the care my animals have received. That said, however, I have concerns, after doing considerable study on the subject, about your continued practice of performing elective declawing on cats.
I now know that this is what I would consider to be a barbaric practice, this surgical amputation of the first digit, causing great pain and suffering at the time of the surgery, and not infrequently having negative long term effects.
I consider you to be compassionate people and so have difficulty reconciling my experience with you with your ongoing practice of performing declaws. It goes against the ideal of causing no harm. It makes me wonder if profit is more important than being humane, and has caused me to lose confidence, as there seems to be a credibility gap.
For this reason, I can no longer continue my relationship with you as your client. I do wish you well, and should your policy change, would be happy to again consider you to be my veterinary support.
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Contractual Agreement To Not Declaw-For Shelters/Rescues

Please share this agreement with your shelters/rescues. No declawing or no cat. Do the shelters know something YOU don’t know
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A Note From A Certified Behavior Consultant About Declawing

A NOTE FROM A CERTIFIED CAT BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT ABOUT DECLAWING TAKEN FROM:
http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2015/12/24/the-war-over-declawing-moves-to-new-york/?fb_comment_id=962721573809581_971812132900525&comment_id=971812132900525#ff6e98404
#AAFP #CatVets #AVMAvets #AVMA #AVMATellTheTruth #AAHA #AAHAHealthyPets #StopDeclawingCats #BoycottVetsWhoDeclaw #StopLegalAnimalCruelty #DeclawedCatsAreInConstantPain
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