I apologize. I overreacted earlier. We had a long conversation the night that she said I could get Norman about declawing, and both decided that with the right vet it is the best option. My reasons for declawing:
1. Yes, furniture scratching. I don't care at all, but you need to understand that it isn't my furniture and that my mother doesn't care for the animals in the house- I do.
2. Injuring other animals is an issue for me, as my cat is declawed and my dogs wouldn't hurt a baby animal like a kitten. I don't want them getting hurt.
3. He will only be indoors, so it's not like he'll go outside and get himself killed.
I have painstakingly chosen the vet I am taking him to. I have spoken with tens of people who say she is the best vet within range for hours. I have personally spoken with her over the phone about her techniques and exactly what will happen in the operating room. I looked at your link, Artemis, and I believe that she does the second option, but may be introducing lazer in her practice.
I hate how much controversy this is causing for you people, but I am not rushing into this. I am not a new owner with a cat and this is not my first rodeo. I promise you all that he will be fine and if something just happens to go wrong, it will be dealt with in the best way possible.
Can we please stop this? It is really getting to me in case you haven't noticed in my break down above.
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