Has it been awhile since you've seen your pet? Although your cat, dog or rabbit could just be enjoying a little nap in a quiet corner of the house, lengthy disappearances may occasionally be a sig ...View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
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 litter box 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.