"Do you do declawing there?"

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  1. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    Background: i work at a pet supply chain with no vet or even a groomer, due to liability I'm not even allowed to cut a dog or cat's nails at the store.

    So I got a call today at work from someone asking if we did declawing. Of course I said no and explained that declawing was a process that must be performed at a vet due to it being a full blown surgery amputating some of the cat's toes. She honest to dog had no idea that it was a surgery.

    I've encountered a few people that have no idea what declawing involves and it makes me sad because it's a decision that shouldn't be made lightly or though of as something so common to do like a spay or dew claw removal. Ugh.
     
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    I've had a person come in with that before! And it was their DOG! They said "I want my dog declawed" which I assumed meant nail trim so I took it back and did the trim and when I came back they asked "Why are his nails still there?" and I was like.....uhhh? I had to explain to them that declawing is a surgery for CATS. Lol. Some people are seriously stupid and I fear for their pets.
     
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    Ugh people. Declawing is cruel. :( I could never do that to my cats and I don't see how people could.

    Barbara, maybe they meant having their dewclaws removed. Dogs have dewclaws.
     
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    Nope, they meant all of them because when I clipped they were feeling all his toes and asking me why they were all still there, lol. Really, I didn't know people that dumb existed lol.
     
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    Oh that's weird.
     
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    Wow that is insane. I have to say I have not heard that one yet...
     
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    It always amazed me that people wanted me to be a veterinarian for them when they came into petco for every ache, parasite, lump, and limp on their dog.
    My default answer became "wow, that sounds serious. Maybe you should take your dog to a vet?" Once as a groomer someone asked me to crop/dock their dog... o_O

    I also will always remember the guy who brought me a poodle in with a broken foot for grooming. Literally a toe was pointed straight up in the air but he felt his dog didn't need the vet since she was walking alright.
     
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    I hear ya, we had a person call once saying her dog was lethargic, puking, had diarrhea and wouldn't stand up....and asked if she could still be groomed...
     
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    i fear for any animal in their care, humans included
     
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    I've actually met a dog, a bull terrier to be exact- that a vet amputated her toenails...
     
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    I wish more people knew what declawing really entailed.

    But at the same time I wish people wouldn't demonize it all the time without knowing the circumstances.

    My friend had to have her cat declawed and everyone at work and the vets office treated her like a criminal just after hearing the word declaw.
     
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    Had a guy call me work on Saturday. Asking about getting his cat neuterd. I was shocked. Since I work in a grooming shop lol. I explained that we are groomers, Not vets. And that it was a medical procedure. He didnt relize it was a medical procedure. oh man lol
     

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