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Old 06-09-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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The good news is Mali cat is back in the shop and ready to work and be my boss.

Good news is she's got an appointment with the vet for her spaying next week!

But here's what really is boiling under my skin. I was on the phone setting up Mali's appoiment and relaying information. And the vet tech on the phone was repeating it all back to me and at the end was like, "So are we also declawing her?" In a very casual voice like she said it all day long.

Let's just say my words we not very nice to the vet tech. And I must have raised my voice because everybody here in the shop looked at me like...wow! She knows my stance on declawing and I've told her repeatedly my views on it and not to mention it to me ever again! GAHHHH!

Thanks for letting me vent.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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This is very common, sadly, and ALOT of vets are going to tell you that. Who knows she may even be required to say this to people-=sick
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Norway
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I'm disgusted. That's all I have to say. Ugh.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Oh, Chasey, how outrageous! How absolutely disgusting! Good for you to speak your mind! And if I were you, I would be finding another vet and ASAP! IF they require their vet techs to ask about de-clawing on the phone, God only knows what ELSE these people will do, all for the sake of money! There has to be trust between you and your vet. Please, Chasey, think long and hard before you allow anyone at that office to touch your precious Mali!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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Oh, Chasey you are definitely in the right place.

I was thinking that perhaps forwarding to the vet tech the AMVA statement of policy on declawing might be a non combative way to educate. The policy states that the owner should be informed about certain things that they most likely do not tell owners. Just a thought.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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Might be a good idea.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I would find a new vet.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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also a very good idea, but in some parts of town finding a vet like that will either leave you broke or vetless.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Grrrrrr
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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Oh, Chasey you are definitely in the right place.

I was thinking that perhaps forwarding to the vet tech the AMVA statement of policy on declawing might be a non combative way to educate. The policy states that the owner should be informed about certain things that they most likely do not tell owners. Just a thought.
Excellent idea!!!
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