I'm glad to here that your vet doesn't advocate declawing.Now that my parents calmed down, and I actually got some actual information out of them instead of them just throwing crap at me trying to convince me that declawing is perfectly fine, it sounds like it was more them than the vet. Originally, according to them they said that the vet said that softpaws don't work, we should really just get her declawed, etc. Now that they have agreed to postpone the declawing (hopefully permanently) they told me that the vet said that as long as you can get the softpaws on the cat, they usually work really well, and that if it was up to them (the vet) they would never do another declaw, but some people decide they are either getting their cat declawed or they are giving them to a shelter, and they want to keep animals out of shelters. Obviously that's quite a different story. I think my parents were just a little worked up and stretched the truth a bit.