PEIVMA supports anti-declawing resolution

by Sarah Said | November 20, 2018 10:50 am

The Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association (PEIVMA) is backing a plan to ban licensed veterinarians in Prince Edward Island (PEI) from declawing  domestic cats for any but exceptional medical situations.

Of the 40 cat owners in PEI who requested partial digital amputation (PDA) in 2018, 24 successfully explored non-surgical options after receiving counselling and education from their veterinarians.

Sixteen cats subsequently underwent declaw surgery—half the number of cats having the surgery two years ago.

Despite the ongoing success of the educational program to discourage clients from considering the surgery, the association decided to support the national and international trend to implement a restriction on veterinarians providing PDA surgery.

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