Declawing: Amputation of the cat’s toe at first joint.
This is what human declawing would look like.
Declawing can cause: Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Never Damage, Gangrene, Abscesses paw pad atrophy and Bone regrow
33% of cats show at least one behavioral problems after declaw surgery
18% Show increased biting
17% suffered wounds re-opening
15% will not use the litter box
11% suffer from lameness
10% see nail regrow
30% experience painful bone infections
Up to 50% of declawed cats develop acute physical complications
Up to 20% of declawed cats develop long term physical complications
75-90% of pet owners change their mind about declawing once they know the risks
It’s illegal in 37 countries and 8 US cities
Rather than declawing, there are some helpful suggestions:
-Provide a place to scratch