Looks Like It`s Time To Get The Cat Declawed [Pic]

Submitted by: orange_panty 4 years ago Misc

Holy scratching post, Batman.
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Male 14,773
Don`t need to declaw it, just drive it down to the SPCA and abandon it.
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Female 472
A lot of fair points in this post and although I am late I feel the need to make a few points.

I had a cat for 15 years. The only time she ever scratched me was when she was a kitten and didn`t realize that feet under a blanket aren`t meant to be attacked. (I suspect this was just a normal hunting behavior of hers and she grew out of it.)

My mom has a cat who viciously hated me for a long time. It was the cats prerogative to hate me even if I didn`t do anything to her. However, we are now nicely acquainted and she even allows me to give her belly rubs. Once in a while if shes not in the mood for a belly rub she will put her claws on the back of my hand as a warning.

It is really all about how you raise your animals. If you are kind to them and treat them right they will treat you right too.

Declawing is awful. I have never had a cat of mine declawed and I never will. All it takes is proper training to teach a cat what is appropriate to scratch.
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Male 40
Your three year old is a human being. I`d stomp on the cat`s neck before my legs were halfway that bad.
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Male 5,811
[quote]It is not as Patchgrabber suggested either, it`s not like chopping off your fingers. [/quote]
You have no idea what you`re talking about. I was told about the declawing procedure from my ex, who is a small animal veterinarian. I also didn`t say chopping off your whole finger, just the two distal bones. It is exactly as I`ve described, and it IS barbaric, without purpose.
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Male 1,239
[quote]it`s not like chopping off your fingers. [/quote]

Pure ignorance. That`s precisely what it is. They cut off the entire tip including the tip of the finger-bone. The equivalent of taking half of the last section of your finger off. My three year old has started scratching recently, I suppose it`s not abuse to chop the tips of his fingers off?
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Male 479
@jimbobsthebe you`re a facking idiot mate.

There are no bad animals - just bad owners.

You have no idea why that man was attacked but i tell you now that it wasn`t done simply because the cat was bored, or wanted to do it out of spite - those are human characteristics, not those of an animal. Animals don`t suffer from the human condition.

It`s more likely the cat attacked through fear. Which makes you wonder what this guy was doing to it.

Frankly, i suspect he got what he deserved.
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Female 2,602
De-clawing cats is definitely cruel. My partner about ten years ago used to have a lovely wee black cat that loved me to bits, and trusted me to clip her claws with nail-clippers (she was old, and couldn`t use a scratching post). She used to lie on her back on my knee and extend her claws to get me to clip them for her. :D
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Male 639
@casidhe, as much as you may think that declawing is cat abuse, if any fücking animal did that to me I would kill the fücker!

It is plain stupid to care for animals that abuse YOU!
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Male 130
Crakrjak, it`s exactly like chopping off the end of the fingers. They take off the distal phalanx, as shown here.
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Female 62
De-clawing is abuse. Don`t keep a cat if you can`t handle their claws ! I`ve owned cats all my life and I`ve only had 2 serious scratches( and it was my fault for tickling their tummies ).

Most cats like their owners and scratching is not a problem . I can`t imagine how this guy was so injured. There is so much more to this story. (did he try and rescue a feral cat ?...was it injured and in pain ?...Did he hurt it first ? )

I taught my cat not to scratch the sofa in 2 minutes. I give my cat a scratching post which helps. I watched my neighbors cat die a horrendous death shredded by dogs because it was unable to defend itself .It tried to climb a tree to escape but it had no claws.

I love my cats claws and all.I do not believe I have the right to mutilate their bodies just because I own them .

If you prefer your furniture to your cat then perhaps you should choose a different pet !
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Male 17,512
Jaundice: [quote]They have to use special litter because clay litter is too painful to bury with.[/quote]

Bullsh|t. It is not painful to the cat "for a lifetime".

It is not as Patchgrabber suggested either, it`s not like chopping off your fingers.

It`s far more painful over a lifetime to have to trim a cats nails over and over and over.

Fyre: [quote]It`s mutilation and is an excuse by people who don`t know how to train their cats.[/quote]

So I`m supposed to squirt my cat, with a water bottle, everytime they try to scratch something they aren`t supposed to? What does that teach them? That teaches fear, that teaches them to not do it when you are within sight.

Sorry, I`d rather NOT make my cats terrified of me. I`d rather let them have their instinct to scratch on anything without causing damage and without us getting upset at them.
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Male 5,811
[quote]that means if declawing wasnt a thing or wasnt allowed, wed have lots more animals without homes and lots more animals being put to sleep[/quote]
Declawing is illegal in most civilized countries. I haven`t heard of them having an epidemic of cats because some places don`t allow cats with claws. And how do you even know how much of a discomfort it is anyway?
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Female 33
I guess I should mention declawing is illegal in Australia as the veterinary profession deem it barbaric except in the rare case where a cat may die (eg septic claw, diabetic neuropathy) and the vet makes the decision not the owner. Only the affected claw is removed, not all of them.
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Female 33
Not cat scratches. Now to the subject of declawing. It`s mutilation and is an excuse by people who don`t know how to train their cats. We have 3, 1 shelter kitty and 2 strays. They are all harness trained, have regular baths and haircuts (one cat is 13 and arthritic and can`t groom herself well so haircuts help, and the other 2 get done due to our hot weather) and they don`t scratch bite or otherwise try to harm us during these activities. They have a scratching pole thing that they know is theirs to do with what they please and the rest of the house is fine aside from the kitty fur lol. As they are 100% indoors and aren`t climbing trees all day if the claws are getting a bit long I will clip the tip of the nail. They aren`t bothered by this either. These guys were trained by food treats initially, but now vocal commands seem to suffice with lots of pats. One plays fetch and they all sit when asked
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Female 515
@ Turkey...I think he was being sarcastic
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Male 694
this is not from a briar patch... look at his arms, theyre messed up too.

also, think of declawing like this... some places wont accept pets that arent declawed. some people wont/cant have pets that arent declawed. that means if declawing wasnt a thing or wasnt allowed, wed have lots more animals without homes and lots more animals being put to sleep. which would you prefer, a life of minor discomfort, or being killed an 1/8th of the way thru your lifespan?
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Female 3,696
I`m not willing to believe this was done by a cat. Why would someone just sit there and let their cat repeatedly claw their legs to shred? I really hope spreekiller is trollin, otherwise we should consider chopping off all his fingers at the first knuckle.
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Male 101
you sick POS spreekiller. Maybe we should bob your dick
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Male 46
I declaw all my pets, it makes care easier. At first my dog freaked but now I don`t here that annoying click click on my floors. I also bob my cats tails so they are less annoying. Good times
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Female 674
Yes, declawing is barbaric. Cats who are declawed, especially as adults, endure pain for the rest of their lives in a similar way amputees endure pain. They have to use special litter because clay litter is too painful to bury with. Think about it.

Oh, and clearly this picture has nothing to do with cats. Like someone said before, this is probably a run through some briars.
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Male 2,626
I had a brother-in-law who thought it would be cool to leash train his adult Siamese cat. A really, really foolish idea, that netted him similar results.
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Female 734
ah yes, this brings back fond memories of when i first logged in to IAB and saw this post long ago. The comments are all so familiar its like I have gone back in time- cat/notcat/bushes haha good time good times thanks for the memories IAB
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Male 5,811
[quote]Declawing a cat`s front paws is not `barbaric`.[/quote]
Ok, so if I removed the distal bones of your phalanges and filled the empty skin pockets with a gluey resin, that`s not barbaric?

[quote]It does serve a useful purpose for the cat, they can love on you, by kneading their paws, without hurting you accidentally and that`s a good thing.[/quote]
That is not useful to a cat. Spaying/neutering dramatically reduces risk of cancer, so that`s useful. Letting them not scratch you is only you caring about yourself.
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Female 846
thaaaaaaaaaaat looks more like someone got stuck in a briar patch.
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Female 4,349
O_O wtf?
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Male 17,512
madest: Go back under your bridge.
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Male 1,810
Also, it is features like this where I instinctively look for Pmarren`s comment.....
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Male 1,810
Scratches are too random to come from a cat or cats. Hiking in the bush in shorts is a more likely explanation....
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Female 10
I have 3 adult cats who are not declawed, and do not damage anything at all in my home. It`s called training and teaching, just like you`d do with a child. They know what is okay to scratch and what is not okay. There`s no need to declaw them, and if your cat is doing something like that to your legs, you`re not doing something right as a kitty parent.
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Male 7,123
Yeah, could be blackberries. If you go blackberrying with a few beers you don`t feel it. Pitch head first down a bank of brambles and that can be quite visible.
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Male 7,378
[quote]It does serve a useful purpose for the cat, they can love on you, by kneading their paws, without hurting you accidentally and that`s a good thing.[/quote] ---------
I doubt your cats were trying to hurt you "accidentally".
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Female 7,832
Declawing a cat IS bloody barbaric- they use those claws, and amazingly cats are not toys for our pleasure.... It is akin to removing the nails from a human- but cats use their claws far more than we use our nails.
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Female 1,478
Or time to wear some jeans.
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Male 132
He ran through the briars and he ran through the brambles. He ran through places a rabbit couldn`t go.
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Male 1,511
Haha, blackberries, that sucks.
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Male 17,512
Declawing a cat`s front paws is not `barbaric`.

I love cats and all but one was declawed, a wild kitten that didn`t live to adulthood. It not only saves your legs, it saves your drapes, furniture, clothes and your sanity. It does serve a useful purpose for the cat, they can love on you, by kneading their paws, without hurting you accidentally and that`s a good thing.
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Female 519
Also, people who are against de-clawing with the whole fingers argument. If you own a cat.. Did you cut its nuts off or rip out it`s overies? I`m all for not de-clawing cats, but if it`s between that and putting it down or giving it to a shelter.. Hard choices :-/
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Female 519
He ran through some blackberry bushes, I`ve seen this sort of wound before.
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Male 1,249
Cut off your fingers before you declaw please
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Male 5,811
@003067: Neosporin
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Male 5,811
Um...how hard is it to restrain a cat? Plus de-clawing is barbaric and serves no useful purpose for the animal. De-clawing is tantamount to removing vocal cords of dogs (yes, some people do that).
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Female 150
there`s a little scratch on HIS right leg. Was he aiming for his nuts?

But, I digress.
I think he needs neosporin ASAP
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Female 280
And that would be why I have a dog.
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Male 5,413
That or this the worst-but-most-convincing tattoo ever.
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Female 2,602
A teacher of mine at school (I seem to remember she was a Canadian) came in one day covered in scratches just like that, except on her arms. Turns out she`d tried to give her kittens a bath. The silly bugger.

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Female 3,169
jellyfish??
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Female 3,727
That cat would be dead...
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Male 7,585
There is a certain point when you just have to throw the cat out, no matter how much she loves that thing.
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Female 1,516
That happened to my Dad. He found out the hard way that you never spank a cat when it does something wrong.

...except it was his chest and face instead of his legs.
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Male 4,746
That`s not cat. That is the tell tale signs of "Drunk guy stumbling through thorny bushes at an outdoor party". I`ve had those a few times, myself...
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Male 1,754
That`s not a cat. How on earth...?
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Male 36,299
That is beyond weird... He`s got some scratches on his arm too.

Looks like he ran through some thistles, how could a cat DO that much damage? Unless he owns a Lynx!
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Female 596
Link: Looks Like It`s Time To Get The Cat Declawed [Pic] [Rate Link] - Holy scratching post, Batman.
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