Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Off-topic: Declawing

This is a little off-topic from the blog -- which I created when Cleo was sick with fatty liver disease, or feline hepatic lipidosis, back in 2005 -- but last night I watched a documentary called The Paw Project on Netflix.  It's about an hour long, and lays out a pretty strong case against declawing.

The video explains how the vet who started The Paw Project came to realize the damage declawing was doing to cats.  Initially she got involved because she was trying to reverse the health problems it caused in the big cats -- tigers, lions, cougars, etc. -- that she worked with, but of course the procedure is the same with house cats, so she eventually started a campaign against declawing pets as well.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

RIP Cleo -- August 2000-August 2014


At the old (for her) age of 14, Cleo finally died yesterday.  After overcoming fatty liver disease in 2005, when she was only five years old, she lived for another nine years before a progressive paralysis affected her ability to function enough that we had to put her to sleep.
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