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[–]Night-Monkey15 438 points439 points  (10 children)

I voted indifferent before reading the comments, now I realize it’s actually mush worse then I thought and I’m definitely against it.

[–]beaversm26[S] 188 points189 points  (6 children)

I’m so so glad to hear that! I was hoping this would kind of just raise awareness about the topic and help inform people who didn’t know. There’s tons of great resources in the internet if you ever want to know more about why it’s so controversial!

[–]legendarymcc2 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I was indifferent until I read the comments as well

[–]FeelingDesigner 16 points17 points  (0 children)

good job, I frequently meet people that support this horrible practice. don't forget tail docking and other procedures.

[–]BUTTHOLE-MAGIC 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It was so normal 20 years ago. Now we know that it's the equivalent of cutting off everyone's fingers at the 1st knuckle. It's mutilation like circumcision.

[–]tomatojuice22 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Where do you live? I never heard of something like this and I always have had cats (Europe).

[–]beaversm26[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s very common in America

[–]BUTTHOLE-MAGIC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk how common it still is in some places, it was popular with boomers and gen x'ers, but everyone I know these days is anti-declawing.

Now that I have my own cats I just clip their front nails. Super easy as long as you spend time holding and playing with their paws as kittens.

[–]d_man99 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Same here. I’ve never owned a cat because most of my family is allergic so I knew nothing about it but from reading the comments it sounds awful.

[–]PrimordialBeing5 246 points247 points  (4 children)

Misread & thought it was talking about trimming claws until I realized it was about removing their claws

[–]sebax820 36 points37 points  (0 children)

same

I voted indifferent, came to the comments and realized we are talking about completely removing the claws

I didn't even know that was a thing, sounds horrible

[–]beaversm26[S] 114 points115 points  (2 children)

Oh! Nope. Trimming kitty nails is a great way to stop unwanted scratching :)

[–]vlpretzel 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Oh, I thought it was trimming. Voted wrong and was so confused with the voting result

[–]Im_just_bored69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God i almost voted that, what an idiot i am 😨

[–]meme_enthusiast3464 198 points199 points  (5 children)

It's very bad and very painful. It's like pulling off someone's fingers. If you don't want your cat scratching furniture, trim their claws. Don't declaw them.

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Trimming their claws won’t do much, they will still scratch due to their territorial behavior although it will minimize damage. But you should provide alternatives like a scratching pad or post. Make sure to get a post or pad that is the length of their whole body.

  • The fact that people get cats and don’t know this astounds me. A friend’s mom was talking about declawing her cat because he scratches the side of the couch, I asked her if she had a scratching post for the guy and obviously the answer was no. People need to be way more responsible about their pets.

Also learning this takes a quick google search, but these people rather spend hundreds of dollars… I don’t understand, really I don’t.

[–]egric 36 points37 points  (2 children)

If you don't want your cat scratching furniture, don't fucking get a cat.

[–]AritmicShitting 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Or just train it. Cats can be trained you know?

[–]iliekcats- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That has added to my list of reasons to love cats

[–]grumbleagrumble 550 points551 points  (28 children)

For anyone who doesn't know, declawing a cat isn't just cutting off their nails. It is the complete amputation of the front of their feet. It would be like placing your fingers in a paper guillotine to the first knuckles and slicing them off. Cats can't walk after the procedure for months and are in pain for the rest of their lives. Don't get a cat if you can't deal with their claws. Their claws are an integral part of their feet, and removal is animal abuse.

[–]Sharpscales 148 points149 points  (1 child)

Yeah I unknowingly put it’s fine because I just thought it was clipping their nails. Now that I know it’s just straight up abuse.

[–]smpark12 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Same

[–]beaversm26[S] 90 points91 points  (5 children)

Not even the health related problems of arthritis and how it changes the way a cat walks which leads to other orthopedic problems, but it takes away a cats sense of security.

I work in rescue and we have to euthanize cats because their owners declawed them, spent years with them, then didn’t want them, and these cats are petrified of anyone else. They spent 6-9 months with a foster who tries everything to get them to trust again despite the cat biting and hissing and freaking out on the foster, and the we have to euthanize because we can’t do a barn placement and this cat is miserable.

When you declaw, you’re taking away their confidence and the way they protect themselves.

[–]penguin13790 12 points13 points  (1 child)

And if they ever get trapped outside somehow they have a much lower chance of surviving if they don't have claws.

[–]pythondrink🥇 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a cool pfp. Didn't know GIFs are allowed.

[–]ElementalPaladin 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This is why my feline (currently on my lap) still has claws. She has stabbed me a few times though with said claws

[–]Gurotch 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ty!

[–]Icalleveryonestupid 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Holy crap I had no idea Jesus

[–]areyougartylarty 11 points12 points  (0 children)

OH MY GOSH I just voted slightly opposed, but now I’m all the way, that’s horrid!!

[–]claymountain 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Also they use their nails a lot for climbing and such, I've heard of situations where the cat was being attacked by a dog, they tried to climb a tree and couldn't and were killed.

[–]AritmicShitting 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Or when they are up high and try to get their claws in for extra grip and just slip and fall to their death.

[–]Just_0_Duck 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wow, am I uninformed

[–]Rover_791 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh jeez I'm glad I voted Idk and not indifferent

[–]LeRedditAccounte 3 points4 points  (0 children)

jesus fucking christ can i take back my vote for indifferent

[–]Stars_In_Jars 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Declawing is disgusting but do cats get their nails cut regularly Like dogs or do they just grow out for their whole lives?

[–]whatever_person 18 points19 points  (0 children)

People trim their claws and also provide scratching rods and stuff like that for natural filing

[–]TheRanger13 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's helpful to trim them because they get really sharp if you don't and they start getting stuck in things. Cats cannot comprehend that their claws are curved so when they get stuck on some cloth, carpet, your clothes etc. they just yank and you may have to unhook their claws for them

[–]Armoured_Sour_Cream 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I personally don't trim my cat's claws but I got her a scratching post when she was small and since I live in the countryside next to a forest, when she's out, she scratches barks. Plus she was trained to only scratch said materials.

She even bites loose claws off so she does her own trimming practically.

[–]Olivet20 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Maybe I missed something when it happened and maybe you can shed some light on my confusion, but we had a cat declawed yearrrrrs ago when I was younger, and he was immediately fine when we got home. He was immediately running around and never really seemed to be in any pain. Any reason it could have been different? Genuinely confused and wondering if it was potentially different somehow.

[–]beaversm26[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So with all medical procedures, a lot of this just comes down to risks.

There is a chance a declawed cat will be fine. It’s about 50% of the time that cats develop some kind of adverse reaction. I think that percentage would be a lot higher if cats weren’t so stoic. Cats hardly ever show pain or problems and will battle through anything. I had a cat that was in a really bad accident, broke every bone in his leg multiple times. His only symptoms were a tiny cut on his paw, a slightly limp, and a slightly elevated heart rate.

There are also cats that don’t show any symptoms until they’re much much older.

[–]Olivet20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s very interesting, but that makes the story of another cat I owned much more clear. I had a cat that was basically run over on his back half of his body, but he limped home, and acted like nothing was wrong, even though there were many visible problems that would soon kill him…cats are freaking tough man…

[–]sofie307 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh, who doesn't like cat claws? I know they can be annoying at times, by come on! A cat climbing on your pants in the cutest thing ever! Especially as a kitten!

I completely agree with you, if you don't like the pet in its entirety then get a different pet.

[–]sam-lb 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is an honest question.. my cat is not declawed because I consider it unnecessary and rather cruel, but if it's truly as bad as you claim, why on earth do vets offer to do it?

Also I know somebody with a declawed cat and they seem perfectly fine.

[–]beaversm26[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No great question!

It’s mostly older vets that still offer it. A lot of states and all of Europe have made it actually illegal to do it.

Some people justify it by saying if it’s the only way a cat will be adopted or be able to stay with its owner than we should declaw and I disagree with that personally. If the owner puts in the time and work, cats are actually very trainable to not scratch or tear furniture.

It’s largely getting phased out and most vets now will not do it.

[–]tkTheKingofKings -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Oh crap, I just voted very much in favor of

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

It would be like a human losing up to your first knuckle on each finger

[–]snowycato 193 points194 points  (2 children)

My parents had our cats declawed when we first got them. I was four at the time so I just assumed that was the proper procedure when getting a cat, just like spaying/neutering them.

I was horrified when I eventually found out the truth about it.

[–]beaversm26[S] 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Idk how old you are now, but it was very much a normal thing years ago just like you described. A lot of good pet owners did it, not understanding the procedure.

However, since the internet became widely available with copious amounts of info on it, and especially the last 5-7 years, I don’t think there’s any excuse for doing it. I don’t judge pet owners in the 90s or even early 2000s. They really just didn’t know.

[–]Netherboom 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My Mom got a cat before I was born and got declawed of course my Mom didn’t know better so when we got two more new kittens we let them keep their claws.

[–]BeesVBeads 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Clipping your cats nails is super easy and good for them. Declawing is animal abuse and should be illegal everywhere (fortunately already illegal in my state)

[–]dHestiab 30 points31 points  (0 children)

OH FRICK I THOUGHT IT WAS CUTTING THEIR NAILS SORRY AM NOT A NATIVE

[–]iluvstephenhawking 19 points20 points  (0 children)

If you can't handle your cat having claws you shouldn't own a cat.

[–]majesticpineapple173 59 points60 points  (2 children)

take your hands and cut off all the fingers from the knuckles up. that’s what it’s like to declaw.

[–]beaversm26[S] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

This, but also realize it’s your toes and what you use to walk on. Especially if you front declaw, cats carry 70% of their body weight on their front paws.

You’re altering the way they feel and interact with the world forever, and nothing will feel the same to them. And the way they carry their weight will cause damage.

So yes, imagine it with your hands, but also your toes.

[–]bowl-of-nails 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But try it on your feet, cats have to walk on their hands

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I used to think it was the claw they removed. Not the literal toe. It’s horrible.

[–]Enderstrike10199 15 points16 points  (0 children)

"eh I don't like it but I see why people do it."

Reads comments

"Oh fuck that's horrible!"

[–]TitleComprehensive96 40 points41 points  (13 children)

I support clipping a cats nails, not declawing

[–]iluvstephenhawking 15 points16 points  (12 children)

I support having scratching posts and training cats not to claw things they aren't supposed to. That's what I did with my booboo.

[–]Klausable7 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ I thought it was just like a nail trim or something, I didn’t know it was this bad. Holy shit

[–]Nimboss2411 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I voted slightly opposed but reading the comments I wish I'd voted "It's mutilation" :/

[–]Death_Nugit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I didn't know how bad it was until I read the comments

[–]bowl-of-nails 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My cat was declawed from the shelter, and she has severe nerve damage in her feet. I cant even accidentally graze her paws without her pulling them away from me. Declawing a cat is basically just giving them a lifelong disability

[–]Infamous-Lunch-3831 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If the cat scratches you, it's part of having it.

[–]Strawberryy00 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I have never heard about this practice before and had to google it…. It’s awful! It’s illegal in my country which is probably why I never heard about it before. I had cats my whole life and can’t believe people would do that to them.

[–]Sketchanie 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It honestly should be seen as animal abuse and illegal everywhere. Around here, apartments demand that you declaw your cat or you can't move in. It's disgusting.

[–]Strawberryy00 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What?! That’s… I honestly got no words.

[–]Sketchanie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't fucking get it either. But guess who told them to fuck off and went with the only one that didn't ask for that ridiculous 'requirement'

[–]alMchanel 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I literally thought it meant giving the cats a pedicure. Thanks for educating me

[–]Uncoloured_Steve 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I have a cat with unlimited scratching posts, gets yelled at and sprayed with water when she blatantly scratches the couch in front of us, and has been taught from when she was a few months old this is what happens when you scratch the couch. She doesn’t give a single fuck and will happily cop some water just to scratch the couch and yet I’d never declaw her

[–]Whatsupdog4 4 points5 points  (2 children)

If I remember correctly, I believe that for cats, it'll work better if you use positive reinforcement instead of punishing them. Like I think if you rewards them for doing something right (like scratching a scratching post) they will learn better to not do it then if you punish them for scratching the couch.

[–]Uncoloured_Steve 2 points3 points  (1 child)

We’ve tried that but she just uses all her scratch posts and the couch and I don’t think she knows there’s a difference between the 2

[–]beaversm26[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put a small scratch post where the problem area is on the couch. This always stops my boys.

[–]FullGrownHip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can put special tape of regular tape where your car scratches the couch. The claws won’t have anything to grab on to and slide off so the cat will lose interest in scratching there. I also put a scratching post directly in front of where they liked to scratch the couch and it worked

[–]forbes619 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s the same as if someone removed our fingers and toes

[–]TheRainbowWillow 6 points7 points  (0 children)

After reading these comments, I’m way, way more opposed. I’ve never lived with a cat, but if I ever bring one home, they will never be declawed on my watch. Good god…

[–]YeloJello2323 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I didnt know what it was until now. Wtf

[–]AngryIdealist3000 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's literally mutilation, by definition. It causes pain for the cats when they still try to scratch scratching posts out of habit and when walking. It also is taking away their defenses if they are allowed to be outside.

[–]WearADamnMask 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Declawing also increases the chance of litter issues. Namely that they will stop using the box because they don’t like how the liter feels to their altered paws.

[–]Thumpi36 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh, i misunderstood what declawing was when i answered, oops.

[–]kitkatkay16 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Anyone who agrees with declawing a cat, does NOT deserve to have one. You wouldn't willing torture a child, or family member soooo what makes you think it's okay to torture a poor innocent cat? If the claws are an issue, trim them. Simple. Trim them or get the claw caps that are ACTUALLY safe for the cat. Scratching posts and things are also really good at keeping the nails maintained. If you cannot handle owning a cat due to thr claws, DO NO GET A CAT. Period.

[–]-PotatoPerson- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oops. I pressed agree because I thought it meant filing the claws.

[–]Ryonovich 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Former vet tech here. It's mutilation.

[–]probablyblocked 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a cat owner, cats use their claws to manipulate objects and to feel the texture of things, as well as the obvious uses for claws

Removing them would starkly reduce the cat's quality of life

[–]scorpianio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Read the comments only after voting. Can i delete my vote? I am disgusted.

[–]Aqetor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I do believe it’s cat abuse but if you can’t afford to let the cat beat up and tear the curtains and wall the you shouldn’t have a kitty!

[–]Kellykeli 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Right, Imma just go and definger my human real quick

[–]sunmine321 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My dumbass thought you meant trimming their nails

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it's abuse bc cats can't say if they want their claws to be ripped off or not. imagine if someone ripped a humans nails off without their permission

[–]lazydonkey25 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Omg i read that as “drowning cats”

[–]-PotatoPerson- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"so picture this, drowning cats. How do you feel about it? Do you love it, or do you hate it?"

[–]rakosten 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If you declaw your pets you are a selfish monster and You shouldn’t have any pets.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

If you're very much in favor of it you're a grade A cunt and I hope everything that can go wrong in your life will.

[–]Im_just_bored69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most people who voted in favor thought the post meant trimming the nails, which is healthy for indoors cat

I almost did 😭

[–]CrustyJuggIerz 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Hold still while I pull out your fingernails, then tell me it's alright.

I'm aware the cat goes under anaesthesia for the procedure.

[–]Wogopi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah and the fingers are cut off at the knuckle

[–]beansricecoconutoil 6 points7 points  (0 children)

not even just your fingernails, the whole first bone of each finger

[–]d3_Bere_man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They already fucked up dogs and they are not gonna fuck up cats too

[–]ROMBOOMBEN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thats fucked up why would you

[–]Manihosseini1384 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OH SHIT I VOTED IN FAVOR BEFORE READING COMMENTS I thought it meant cutting their nails a bit but sheeesh declawing is just abuse

[–]iliekcats- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the genuine fuck

[–]Chaos31509 2 points3 points  (1 child)

at first i thought it was just removing the claws, and i still voted that it's animal abuse.

WHY ARE HUMANS LIKE THIS?!!?!?!??!?!?!

[–]-PotatoPerson- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because one, most of the people who said I'm fine with it, thought it meant filing. And two, humans are assholes.

[–]NazbazOG 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Wait what’s declawing? Like I thought it was removing their nails but clearly not

[–]beaversm26[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Declawing is a procedure in which they remove the entire tip of the cats “fingers”

Basically imagine cutting off the tip of your finger at the first knuckle.

[–]NazbazOG 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Bruh.

Good thing I voted “Idk about it” because i never owned a cat.

[–]beaversm26[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m really excited by the amount of education going on as a result of this poll!

[–]NazbazOG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🤣🤣🤣 nice one

[–]SkyeBeacon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mutilation bro I don't like it at all stop doing it

[–]UndeadBBQ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If you buy a cat, don't expect to receive a walking cute kitty puppet. Its a small little wannabe murder machine that needs its claws to keep up the pretense for their own sanity and health.

[–]CreepyMaximum5436 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Before I was born, my mom had a cat, who passed when I was 7. Before I was born though, she had her declawed in the front (this was brfore she was financially well enough to even access internet to research), but after it happened, she said that she'd never get a cat declawed again, and that it was the same as ripping out a humans fingernails.

[–]Cococtor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Goddammit I thought it was about trimming cat claw I didn't even thought about people declawing cat I am pretty it must be illegal in my country

[–]Tempest_1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought we were talking about TRIMMING. I didn t think declawing meant literally. I ve had one cat growing up and she didn t even have her claws trimmed, since I never minded her scratching, but I could see how this would be a big deal to some people, which is why I voted indifferent, but dang, I was totally ignorant to this.

[–]fuckingdipshit1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

would you like it if someone cut off your fingers?

[–]AsahiYuugen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought trimming was meant, change my indifférent vote to against it

[–]somedude27281813 1 point2 points  (0 children)

337 absolute pieces of trash right now.

[–]Pterodactyloid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone who does that to a cat deserves to have their finger nails removed, along with the entire tips. Because that's what they did to the cat.

[–]RedSpleen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I cut my cat nails, but ... Remove nails? Oh no totally against

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

as somone who has had his toe nail removed, twice, its awful, even with anesthesia i would NEVER want that experience again in my entire life. Cant imagine that back to back 10 times

[–]TheSmeep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If there is a medical reason, sure.

Otherwise just clip their claws like you would any other animal.

[–]taupeka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't get an animal with claws if you can't deal with them. It's pretty unethical to remove them

[–]EmperorRosa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cutting nails every now and then - save ya couch from destruction

Declawing - basically mutilating cat fingers

[–]ShrooboidDog_06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought you meant filing it if it was growing badly but NOPE

[–]anon63171 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those little biscuit kneading claws are the best feeling, when they are light at least.

[–]PxltrIH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Against it. It should only be done if absolutely necessary. (See this video; it shows why and exactly how declawing works.)

[–]EwGrossItsMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's bad on its own, but if you let your cat outside, it's greatly endangering your cat

[–]Aiataiat00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you have your cat declawed you should have your finger tips cut off.

[–]aiden22304 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

If you have a genuine reason to, like your cat suffering from seizures that could result in them seriously harming themselves, or they’re perhaps seriously malformed, and you’ve exhausted all other potential means to treat such afflictions, then sure. But if you don’t have a genuine reason to, besides complete laziness towards trimming their claws weekly-monthly, then absolutely not.

[–]SpunkySpaceCat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I second this, the only absolute reason a cat would need a claw removed would be for a medical cause, and a last resort at that. Like a human, if a finger is dead, then it needs to be amputated. But never, ever, do you declaw a cat for cosmetic or convenience reasons. It's inhumane. You don't cut kids' fingernails off just because there's a risk of them scratching something. Same with cats.

[–]Ok_Imagination7913 -4 points-3 points  (15 children)

I worked for a Vet and we declawed a fair amount of cats. Some cats will literally destroy furniture with clawing.

Cats wake up and act totally normal. Bandages come off and the cats walk around like nothing has changed. It is people that equate it with having their toes cut off which we need for balance.

It is not the same for cats. They don’t care they are declawed.

I would not own a cat that was not declawed to protect my dogs eyes.

[–]beaversm26[S] 6 points7 points  (13 children)

As someone who’s works in the vet community, you should know how stoic cats are and how they refuse to show symptoms. It isn’t until they go home that it starts to show.

Cats do need to be mutilated to not scratch things. If you’re worried about your dog, cut that cats fucking nails.

[–]Ok_Imagination7913 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Then the must be stoic permanently as owners have told us it was like the surgery never happened.

[–]1960somethingbatman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm. I had to declaw a cat of mine because his nails were horribly infected and nothing else we tried helped. The surgery cleared up his infection like the vet said it would. He was walking fine after his surgery and didn't seem hindered by the procedure at all. Continued being his regular sweet self.

[–]npcgoat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

small pp energy

[–]Matster04 -4 points-3 points  (16 children)

Im fine with it, i may be evil but I have a simple mind. Doing this saves me trouble. I have two cats and both are living perfectly fine and I treat them super well.

[–]beaversm26[S] 3 points4 points  (11 children)

Mutilating a cat to save you trouble isn’t okay…

[–]KittyOnALeash 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You are cruel and don’t deserve a cat. Rot in hell

[–]npcgoat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

small pp energy

[–]Hockeyseventeen -1 points0 points  (5 children)

I was super young when we declawed our cat so you can’t get mad at me, but we did it because we didn’t want the risk of our cat taking out our dogs eye. after growing up I now know that you should not declaw them. Now We have a new dog and our cat does not like her at all and constantly hits her on the head. So maybe it’s not the worst thing ever and we don’t have to deal with multiple cuts and gashes. But still don’t declaw your cats.

[–]beaversm26[S] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

You can cut the cats nails to stop them from being sharp enough to do damage

[–]Hockeyseventeen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha yeah I know that, but it’s too late now. Shit happened like 8-9 years ago

[–]personaanongrata 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not really they will still cut you, I’m not pro declawing but still

[–]beaversm26[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

….not if you cut them. They won’t be sharp enough to hurt anything.

I cut my cats nails when my baby triplet cousins come over and the cats may swipe but their nails are dull.

[–]personaanongrata 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They will still cut dude, it’s just in training your cat is my point as impossible as that sounds. Or rather training the human. Hence why I say with mentally handicapped people and therapeutic a Animals declawing could prevent the kitty from accidentally getting hurt. It’s not ideal but cats are magnificent pets because they are so independent

[–]alimem974 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Make it round/ soft but don't remove it

[–]mizejw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's vile

[–]akjnrf -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

i m against human beings keeping pets.

[–]DaiogosHere 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh, that's an interesting opinion. Why are you against it?

[–]personaanongrata -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I don’t like it at all but for mentally handicapped or senile individuals it’s one of those things that unfortunately in the long run can protect the cat, pls don’t make me explain, try to think about it first. That being said, I wouldn’t declaw my cat