To cat owners, is is cruel to de-claw cats?
Is is actually cruel to a cat to de-claw a cat, if it will remain an indoor cat? I know if the cat will be an outdoor cat, it must have its claws. I am just curious, if it is not a good thing to do to a cat. Thank you for answering.
I would not say it is cruel, but some people may think of it as demeaning to a cat's nature, whether indoor or outdoor. People need to realize that a cat has claws for a reason and if you are not prepared for the consequences, then you should not get one. I have two cats, they were once indoor, but then they started marking, so we moved them outside leaving them the use of their claws to defend themselves if necessary.
Hi dragonflycolor, thank you for answering. Yes, that is what I am thinking that it is natural for them to have claws, and it would be cruel if they were to get outside without any protection or just to do that natural clawing and climbing they love
We have a few cats, and the only one that has been de-clawed is one we took off our neighbor's hands. I wouldn't have the others de-clawed, though, as claws are part of their defense system. If one escaped outside -and some cats will do this at any opportunity- and encounter a hostile animal, they might well need those claws. So while I wouldn't call it actually cruel, I think the cats are better off left their natural defenses as nature intended them to be.
Hi bethperry, thank you for answering. Yes, it just seems natural for them to have their claws that they are born with for a reason, and maybe it is not cruel, but just unnatural for the cat to be without their claws.
Hi Faith, I 100% believe it is cruel to declaw a cat. One of my co-workers had her cat declawed and talked a lot about the healing process...the bandages, and the poor cat did not know what to do. it was awful to put the animal through it.
Yes, we have four cats, and yes, Martha is destructive, she has ripped off some of our wallpaper, but we are planning on removing it and having the walls painted.
It would bother me more if we declawed her. Removing a cat's claws is not natural. God created them to have this protection. They even get upset when their nails are clipped at the vet.
AND, if the cat did get outside, it would be almost like a death sentence.
I don't even like cats being allowed to go outside. Too many predators, animal abusers, and traffic---my heart aches when I see a dead cat in the road.
I could not mentally deal with getting any of our cats claws removed. My Spiritual intuition says no. Thanks for a great and informative question.
Oh, I am so thankful you have answered dear Sparklea, for I know you would give a great answer from your heart, being a cat lover. That is what I am thinking, it is just so unnatural and God gave them claws for a reason! Hugs and blessings
Faith, you know how I am when it comes to God's creatures. I don't want them to suffer under ANY circumstances! God bless, Sparklea
And they should not!!! Amen! God bless you sweetie.
I think it is cruel. Did you know that in some countries, de-clawing a cat is illegal and considered as a barbaric act?
When they de-claw a cat, they remove the entire bone, not just the claw. It can cause many posture problems and pain to the cat. This pain can make the cat more aggressive in the future.
It's great that you ask this question so people can know how bad it is.
Oh, my goodness, how terrible!!! Thank you, grejotte, for sharing all of the facts! Yes, good thing I asked and I hope many read.
Yes I hope too! There is even a video that shows how it is done... I saw it a little, it's horrible
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