As you can see by the last images Petco is not against declawing. Declawing is banned in 44 countries, several cities in the USA and when the bill is signed in New York it will be banned for the first time in a state in the USA. Most of Canada has banned declawing. Declawing benefits veterinarian$, NOT their clients. ALL declawed cats suffer, it is legal animal cruelty. See the studies done by ethical veterinarians in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Ethical veterinarians want declawing banned nationwide, they encounter many declawed cats who need to be declawed again to remove bone pieces or claw regrowth.
This is one of the reasons you should NEVER trust a declawing vet or declawing veterinary practice in our opinion.
This is Tabby the cat. (Formerly known as Chicken the cat.)
She was spayed and declawed at an animal hospital in Ohio.
According to the owner of the cat, a vet tech at the animal hospital told her that declawing was the best option, highly suggested it, and even tried to reassure her by saying she had her cats declawed.
Tabby’s toe bones were sliced off with a scalpel and she has had lots of issues with limping and pain from the declaw. She was finally diagnosed with tendon contraction from her toe bones being amputated. She is still holding up her paw which indicates she still has discomfort in her paws.
The declawing vet and vet practice would not take any responsibility for the problems with Tabby’s paws from her declaw and told the owner they did all they can do with Tabby (Chicken) and that it’s best she take her somewhere else.
She had been showing signs of being in heat for quite awhile.
Today she had surgery and the doctor found that a whole ovary was left behind and also remnants the other ovary.
Tabby has been through so much unnecessary suffering and pain.
We are taking care of all her medical expenses and want to thank those of you who have donated to help her.
If the donations go over Tabby’s medical and surgery costs, then they will be used for any future medical costs for her, or for our other nonprofit campaigns and work.
Please go to our website and sign all our petitions in honor of Tabby the cat.
This is Millie and Lucky from Save A Purrfect Cat Rescue. They were brought to Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran at the Feline Medical Center in Houston for a paw evaluation recently. They were both declawed years ago and recently relinquished, now exhibiting unpredictable behavior including aggression. They truly are sweet cats, just misunderstood.
X-rays showed each cat had 1 single bone fragments present and some potential back pain (video in comments). Thanks to donations to The Paw Project these sweet girls were able to have surgery to remove the fragment. Unfortunately their claws cannot be restored but we can attempt to improve their quality of life the best we can. They may need long-term pain management but at the very least the “pebble in the shoe” was removed. Wish them luck in their journey!
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The joys of caring for a declawed cat who is in constant pain/has chronic UTIs due to stress from pain 😓💔. I GUARANTEE that Sullivan would have been a complete angel like my Vinnie is for nail trims, but someone paid an unethical vet to cut his toes off. I taught Vinnie the “paws” command when he tried to sharpen his claws on inappropriate things. Now he only uses his designated scratching posts and literally gives me his fuzzy feet for our nail trimming bonding time. Sullivan is in so much pain and under so much stress from his paw arthritis that I have to use an outdoor plastic rug with puppy pads under his litter boxes for when he avoids peeing on litter (even the soft kind I use). All declawed cats have pancake paws and get arthritis within a few months – even if they do not show obvious signs. People forget that cats are prey animals and hide their pain INCREDIBLY well. Today I shampooed carpet, hosed off the plastic rug, washed the litter mats he has to pee on when he’s in too much pain to use a litter box, and added new puppy pads. I’m hoping that I do not have to do this all over again tomorrow. All of this suffering and work could have easily been avoided with BASIC education and compassion. #pawsneedclaws #declawed #declawingiscruel #declawedcatsareinconstantpain #declawing #catlovers #housepanther #catsofinstagram #kittygram #rescuecat #specialneedscats