Cooldudebro, how is declawing fine? Is evil, its brute, and inhumane, you don't just take the claws, you take their first line of defense, when you declaw, you take off not only the claws, but the knuckled of the cat as well.
Okay, now this is kinda getting bull. When you first get the cat, it isn;t trained and can mess up your furniture. This can cost thousands to replace. If you declaw them, then you save thousands of dollars. Which one is more important?
This is a topic I wrestle with constantly. My fiancé has 4 cats and I think about it taking away their only line of defense and I feel like that is wrong, but my understanding is it's a painless procedure. I'm torn on this issue. I know I'm tired of the bastards scratching up my carpet, though.
Declawing cats is NOT okay, it's illegal in many, many countries as it's considered a severe form of animal abuse. It IS most similar to cutting off your own fingers at the last knuckle. If you will only accept a cat that's been mutilated then you probably shouldn't own a cat at all. SMH
I have had cats my whole life and never had ONE declawed or had my furniture "ruined" WHY, IT IS THE CAT'S PERSON THAT IS THE PROBLEM , NOT THE CAT, if you don't know how to care for a cat please five it to a loving cat person who does. Don't mutilate it for your convenience. Idiots.
I have had a cat before and i first got her as a kitten. She was perfectly fine, but she doesn't like to be around most people. My parents got her declawed because she kept scratching me. It's actually mostly everyone else's fault because like most cats, she hates loud noises and surprises; once my brother scared her and she took of running, leaving scratches on me; vacuum turns on, she runs off. She was even more terrified after she got declawed. While i was gone one day, my cat did something bad and my dad hit her. I come back to find that my cat has one red eye(assuming this is one of the reasons why cat was extremely jumpy). Another thing is: my cat still had teeth and was ready to bite! So she bit me, but not as much as she scratched. My dad was actually considering having her back claws removed(we only did the front ones)! And with personal experience, declawing is cruel, and useless at the same time.