Anti-Declawing Handbook for Cat Lovers

Good news! We are getting closer every day to stopping declawing! To help cat lovers and animal advocates understand the truth about declawing that so many veterinarians lie about, Dr. Jean has written a detailed, fully-referenced e-book called the Cat Lover's Anti-Declawing Handbook, updated as of February 21, 2020. Click here to download the free PDF (Automatic download) Please download freely, and send to anyone who needs it. Give it to your veterinarian; send it to your legislators! The file is less than 6 MB, so it should be accepted ...

2020-02-21T14:48:56-07:00

City the Kitty

This handsome fellow is City the Kitty. As a magnificently polydactyl (many-toed) cat, he has a special abhorrence for declawing! City--along with his mom, biographer, and photographer, Lori--works tirelessly to educate people and stop declawing. That's not an easy job, with months-old twin babies at home to safeguard (not to mention, keep an eye on!). To help fund his efforts, City has published a beautiful book of photos that, for just $14.99, he will personally pawtograph for you! Please consider supporting this effort! City is quite the character... here is ...

2017-08-07T10:53:27-07:00

Declawing and the Law

Photo credit: Liz West The barbaric procedure of cat declawing is under serious fire, as well it should be! After being banned in eight California cities by the end of 2009, there have been efforts--led by the Paw Project--to get declawing banned elsewhere. Until recently, those efforts had failed relatively early in the process. It's been said that "Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made." Indeed, it's messy. I've been involved in legislative processes in Colorado and California, and the typical abysmal ...

2017-12-18T23:47:38-07:00

Relief for Declawed Cats

So, your cat is declawed: maybe it was done prior to adoption; or a landlord or  family member may have insisted on declawing, your veterinarian may have talked you into it, or you just didn't know at the time how physically and psychologically damaging declawing is. But at this point the damage is done, and it is irreversible. Now what?  Fortunately, there are things you can do for a declawed cat to help relieve pain and improve quality of life. 1. If you think your cat may be experiencing declaw ...

2017-08-19T11:52:44-07:00

Chronic Pain of Declawing

Declawing is an extremely painful procedure. According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), "Physically, regardless of the method used, onychectomy causes a higher level of pain than spays and neuters. Patients may experience both adaptive and maladaptive pain; in addition to inflammatory pain, there is the potential to develop long-term neuropathic or central pain if the pain is inadequately managed during the perioperative and healing periods."  (Emphasis added; please note that veterinarians who claim that using a laser decreases pain are not justified by the facts; using a laser ...

2016-03-04T13:24:16-07:00