Stop declawing world wide!

Stop declawing world wide!

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maryann roy started this petition to Veterinary clinics and Animal Rescues

Declawing has been shown to cause chronic pain and behavioral problems in animals that have had the procedure. Declawing is unnecessary surgery that produces its own problems. Kittens and cats that undergo declawing cannot protect themselves or perform functional tasks without difficulty or at all. Use of their claws help them to stretch correctly as well as aid them in the simple act of using the litter box. Declawing in dogs can cause difficulty in mobility and can lead to arthritis. Declawing is never for the benefit of the animal (unless there is a medical condition that no other treatment would resolve) but is solely for the convenience of the owner. 
Declawed animals are often abandoned by their owners due to behavioral changes such as biting as a means of protection or suffering  from health related issues such as lameness and back pain. Instead of declawing owners need to learn how to manicure or safely trim their claws. They can provide scratching posts or pads and have several throughout their home. Train your cat or kitten to use it and reward with a special treat. Positive reinforcement works! Cats and dogs are very intelligent animals and you will enjoy them immensely when they are healthy and pain free instead of dealing with pain management and behavioral issues. Thanks for caring. 

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