Just add this to the consideration.

To summarize, 'declawing' is a misnomer.  When a cat is 'declawed'
they are having their toes amputated at the first knuckle.  Period.

Now, think about you having all ten toes cut off at the first knuckle.

Kat

On 8/26/11, Gloria Lane <gbl...@aristotle.net> wrote:
> Problem is declawing is so harmful to adult cats- painful, hard to adjust
> to, it can ruin them. Not right for kittens, but for adults it's just mean,
> torturous.  Just not a good thing to do. There are places that allow cats w
> claws but folks may not think bout that till the last thing. But then
> grandma or whoever dies or goes to an Alzheimer's facility and then who
> wants a cat ruined by declaw.
>
> Gloria
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 26, 2011, at 7:25 PM, Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It wouldn't be you going without the cat, it would be the cat going
>> without you.  I have seen cats given up by their owners grieve and mourn
>> themselves TO DEATH.  I've seen cats given away by their owners be fine.
>> I've seen cats who have been declawed suffer.  I have seen cats who have
>> been declawed do absolutely fine.  It isn't all as easy as it looks
>> sometimes.
>>
>> I have not had a cat declawed but I did have one who had to have a
>> mastectomy and who I am sure would have been in horrible pain had it not
>> been for the oral pain meds the vet prescribed.  I would hope any vet
>> doing declaw surgery would provide pain meds.
>>
>> At any rate I'm 44 so hopefully it would be a while before I  went into a
>> nursing home.
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
>> I would seriously consider declawing very, very seriously– it is the most
>> devastating thing for a cat.  Knowing what I do, I would be more
>> heartbroken doing it to a beloved cat than being without the cat, trust
>> me.  I wonder how a cat would feel if
>>
>> he/she knew that it had a choice between missing the owner or having their
>> paws mutilated?  According to Dr. Nicholas Doddman, who wrote The Cat that
>> Cried for Help, after declawing surgery, cats feel such extreme pain that
>> they either climb the walls of the cage or sit completely morose and
>> cowering in the corner, something that their owners will never see.  I
>> have a copy of an article written for NY Times Magazine a few years ago,
>> where a woman writes about declawing her older cat because her mother’s
>> oriental rug was being scratched up.  It is one of my hand-out’s to
>> adopters – the story is heartbreaking, and very typical.  After the
>> hurricane is over, I will scan it and post it.  It is probably the best
>> I’ve read, without going into the gory details of declawing.
>>
>> Natalie
>>
>>
>>
>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
>> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 7:22 PM
>>
>>
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors
>>
>>
>> Sorry!  This is a 62 email thread in gmail.  I don't know how your email
>> program organizes stuff.  Anyway I did not look at the date.
>>
>> I've seen cats (especially senior cats) mourn their owners literally to
>> death after being given away, and honestly in that case I'd rather declaw
>> them.  Hopefully I will not need to make that choice.
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
>>
>> OMG – you are responding to a post from March……I thought that I was going
>> crazy and somehow missed a whole thread of talking about declawing, NOW!
>>
>>
>>
>> There are also some apartments that allow cats ONLY if they are declawed…I
>> guess they prefer taking their chances of those cats peeing everywhere
>> instead of possibly scratching something, and it would most likely be the
>> tenants’ own furniture!
>>
>>
>>
>> I would rather give my cat away than declaw it – especially when it’s an
>> older cat – it’s so much harder on them (not that it isn’t on young(er)
>> cats).
>>
>>
>>
>> There needs to be a lot of education on declawing and what the
>> psychological/emotional and physical effects can take be.  We have had a
>> few abandoned declawed cats, and I have witnessed almost all of them…..but
>> all the damage had already been done, and what was I to do – throw them
>> out or kill them?  I found some homes that understood the ramifications
>> and dealt with the problems as well as they could.
>>
>>
>>
>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
>> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 6:45 PM
>>
>>
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors
>>
>>
>>
>> Because if the owner has to go into the nursing home and is fortunate
>> enough to find one where they can take their cat, the nursing home is
>> likely to require declawing.
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
>>
>> That is true, but I don't understand why an old person can't have a cat
>> with
>> claws.  Dealing mostly with feral cats, I have never been bitten or
>> scratched - what's the danger, I am 70 yrs old.  And as I said, bites are
>> a
>> natural defense for declawed cats!
>>
>>
>>
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