Declawing Your Cat – Understanding the Implications
Scratching is a natural cat behavior. Unfortunately, the often liberal use of a cat’s claws can lead to a certain amount of damage to things around the house. Often, cat owners who are worried about the furniture will take the cat to be declawed. Most cat owners do not actually understand just what the implications of declawing their cat may be.
When you take your cat to the veterinarian to be declawed, there are several different techniques that may be used. Regardless of the method, the outcome is the same: the bones towards the end of the cat’s toes connecting the claws will be surgically removed. These bones are where a cat’s claws are attached, and by removing the bone, the claw is also removed.
Veterinary research has indicated that cats may experience a great deal pain during the operation and certainly after it as well. So far, there is