Do you favor the rapid swoop-and-bag approach to picking up your dog's stools or scooping cat litter? Although most pet owners would rather not prolong contact with their pet's feces, sneaking an ...View Article
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Our clinic advises against declawing cats as it can lead to chronic pain throughout a cat's life. The procedure requires amputating the last bone of each toe to permanently remove the claw. This is equivalent to amputating the fingertip of a human, and walking on it immediately after. There is also research to show that declawed cats have more behavioral problems, such as urinating/defecating outside the litterbox or acting aggressively. Regular trimming of a cat's nails, using scratching posts, implementing Soft Paws, behavioral supplements and environmental enrichment are all ways to deter a cat from clawing or being destructive. Please consider these alternatives before scheduling your declaw appointment.