|Barked: Fri Jun 13, '08 6:20am PST |
|I don't like declaws, but I would hazard that dogs use their claws less then cats do (I've never seen my dog use her claws to catch herself when she's falling).
This is a 96 year old woman. Probably very frail. My grandmother at 83 would bruise at the slightest bump and had incredibly thin blood; a scratch by a dog would have meant a major hemorrhage. This woman may not be capable of training the dog consistently to not jump. Or trimming the dogs' nails constantly on her own. But this dog is her protection and companionship. Keep in mind, in situations like this, the alternative is usually euthanization.
I don't like it, but it's the lesser of two evils.
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