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Cat Declawing

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What Is Declawing?

Declawing is the surgical removal of the toenail and portion of bone from which it grows.  As a surgical procedure, it requires a general anesthesia and appropriate pain management throughout the recovery procedure.  The healing process (the time that your kitten can walk, climb, knead and scratch comfortably), generally takes a few days to a few weeks.  Your kitten will need a special kitty litter for a few days to prevent contamination of the surgery sites until the paws are entirely healed.

Should I Get My Kitten Declawed?

Declawing is a surgical procedure on both front feet, which may affect your kitten’s mobility until healed.  We recommend having your kitten declawed at the time being fixed.  Since most kittens are not spayed or neutered until 4 months of age, this allows your kitten a chance to learn how to use their claws appropriately.

Declawing is a quick and effective means of eliminating scratching problems when other options have been exhausted.  In some homes, the issue comes down to the options of removing the kitten from the home or having it declawed.  In one study it was estimated that as many as 50% of cat owners who declawed their kittens would not have otherwise kept them.  This may be the case where the cat continues to scratch the furniture, or where the cat causes injuries to humans during play or handling.  Even the slightest scratch can have serious consequences to any member of the household (cat scratch fever).  It might also be argued that the short term pain and discomfort of declawing may be preferable to a life of constant confinement and excessive attempts at punishment.

What Is The Effect Of Declawing On My Kitten?

In the past few years, a number of behaviorists, pet psychologists have studied the effects of declawing on the cat, the owner, and the cat-owner relationship. At least 10 scientific studies have examined the consequences of declawing on the pet and on the pet-owner relationship. These studies show that declawing does not alter the cat’s behavior. In fact, cats may continue to scratch furniture after declawing, but cause no damage. There is no increase in behavior problems. Declawed cats are not at greater risk of getting bitten or injured in catfights. Owners of declawed cats report a higher number of good behaviors than the owners of clawed cats. There is some speculation about whether declawed cats might be more prone to biting.  In a study of biting frequency and intensity, declawed cats did not bite any more often or any more seriously than a control group of non-declawed cats.  Quite surprisingly the only recognized concern is a few days of post-surgical discomfort. Therefore be certain to discuss pain management options with your veterinarian prior to surgery.

When owners of declawed cats are asked to assess the effects of declawing on the cat owner relationship, declawing always met or surpassed their expectations, and over 70% indicated an improvement in their relationship with their cat. Declawing allows people to keep their cat and stop household damage. Normally, only the front claws need to be removed to prevent furniture damage.

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