Declawing Your Cats
Declawing your cat isn't as easy as it sounds. While there are a few different procedures, the most common declawing method includes cutting off the little piece of bone that the claw grows from. If you don’t, the claw will try to grow back, but this is essentially akin to cutting off the tips of your fingers. The procedure is painful for the cat and causes trauma to the soft tissue in your cat's paws and can take weeks to heal. In addition to the pain cats endure through this procedure many develop behavioral problems as a result of being declawed.
If you're considering declawing your cat to protect your furniture or other belongings, please reconsider. There are many ways to train your cat not to cause damage to your belongings. Products like Sticky Paws and Soft Paws along with scratching posts and regular nail trimming are excellent solutions and cost much less. Know the facts...don't declaw your cat!