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Declawing Your Cat – Why it Should Not Be Done

  Declawing your cat is a major surgery, known as onychectomy, performed under anesthesia. It removes the tip of each digit (from the first knuckle out) of the cat's forepaws. There is a slight chance of death in the surgery. And a declawed cat may have an increased risk of infection and life-long discomfort in its paws.   Let's dive right in.   Why Declawing Your Cat Is So Bad   This surgery is not recommended for an adult animal. It is considered an act of animal cruelty in some countries (see below).People generally have cats declawed to prevent them from hunting and from damaging furniture. Rarely, vicious cats are declawed. In the United States some landlords require that tenants'...

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