The declawing of your cat
Declawing cats consists of an amputation of the distal phalanges of each digit. The claw is comprised of a bud which functions as a root. It is directly linked to the bone of the first phalange, which makes it mandatory to remove the latter when declawing. As you can imagine, such surgery is painful. Nowadays this surgery of convenience is not allowed in several countries.
At AnimaPlus Veterinary Group, the respect and well-being of animals come first. For this reason, we do not encourage declawing and will perform this surgery only in the optimal conditions and after discussing other possible alternatives. We will suggest you other solutions that will avoid performing this surgery, including the use of a cat tree, Soft Paws®, claw clipping or performing a tenectomy. If you’re thinking about declawing your cat, contact your veterinarian to learn about the various treatments that are available.