The veterinary office of which we belong made this mistake. My friend is one of the vets who is on call. He has his own practice, and is not the vet who made this mistake. For those of us who think declawing cats is barbaric and inhumane, this situation is a travesty. We will most likely not switch, but completely discontinue going to said office. Even though this was not our animal, it was an obscene mistake. I just got off the phone with out vet friend and he is appauled, yet not completely - he has seen this many times, to my surprise - he said I am getting all into a huff about something that is certainly not life threatening for the cat, but as of yet, very concerning for the family.
I asked his professional opinion and he said to continue bringing our animals to that clinic, it is a good reputable clinic and this was an incident that happens so infrequently, I should not worry about it.
In turn, I asked if he wouldn’t mind seeing our animals at our home, and he said absolutely not a problem…It’s amazing what a glass of chardonnay and a few peices of Vermont Sharp Cheddar will do to a man