Declawing cats is an emotionally charged and hotly debated topic.Both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Academy of Feline Medicine stress that owners should be educated about both the procedure and its alternatives. The American Academy of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) goes even further by saying it strongly opposes the practice, which is considered a major surgery.Author: Sandy Eckstein. Jun 11, 2007 · I am considering declawing my adult (5+ years) male cat. He has been an inside cat for over two years now, and only uses his claws to destroy the furniture. He has two horizontal scratching posts, and one vertical one, so there is no reason for him to claw up the couches. I have heard that this sort thing in older cats can upset them.Status: Open.
Start doing it regularly when your cat is a kitten if you can. A cat can grow accustomed to it. If you wait until your cat is sleepy and quiet, you can take it one nail at a time over a period of several days, your cat will soon find out it's not to be feared. Simply lightly squeeze . Declawing is not like a manicure. It is serious surgery. Your cat's claw is not a toenail. It is actually closely adhered to the bone. So closely adhered that to remove the claw, the last bone of your the cat's claw has to be removed. Declawing is actually an amputation of the last joint of your cat's "toes".
The Age To Declaw a Cat. I have, on occasion, received emails asking me what the ideal age is to declaw a cat. My answer is always the same, "NEVER"! Yes, it is true that young kittens seem to recover faster than older cats, but it's not because they feel any less pain or have suffered any less trauma. Declawing cats isn't ok at any age. Breed: house cat: Type of Procedure: de-clawing: my first cat was dew-clawed as adult and that was harsh for her due to her weight on those feet and the old style no laser the result was a much more affectionate and happy cat as I was not constantly spay with water when she was scratching my new furniture(3rd set) my next cat i dewclaw as a.