(Closed) NWR: Cat Declawing

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Interested to hear responses….I don’t have any advice, I’m a new cat owner myself (2 8wk old kittens!) Our boys are too young for that right now but in a few months we’ll have to make that decision. Currently they have the razor sharp kitten claws so we are getting them used to regular nail trimming! Not sure which side of the fence we’ll end up on, just considering all the options for now.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

its possible for cats to suffer from pain and discomfort caused by declawing for their entire lives.

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsWrangler:  Oh man they truly are best buddies. We have a 6mo old puppy also (I know, crazy, right?). We call the three of them “the posse.” the puppy likes to take care of and “mother” the kittens (like any good neutered male dog right? Lol) and the kittens think he’s te best protector andplaymate. It’s a little bit of crazy right now but we adore them!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If I remember right, you use newspaper for the litter. And We changed the bandages twice a day. 

 

I know how hard it must be to make this choice and I am 100% sure you explored all your options. I also suggest a trial run of the calming kitty air freshne (petsmart has it) to see if it would ease the anxiety after the vet visit.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’d just use the search bar on the side– these posts never go without a lot of angry people! 

As somehow who’s had to assist on declaw procedures, it’s not something I’ll be doing to any of my cats.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also, if you are going to do this. I’m going to reccomend getting the laser treatment, gonna reccomened it so hard that if you were my family, I’d demand you get the laser treatment. There is no blood involved and has a much quicker turn around/healing time.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had to declaw our cat. We tried kitty school everything, she would not stop using her claws. We opted for the laser treatment. No bandages, no blood. She whined on the way home. We gave her a little pain medicine and by the next morning she was up jumping around.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@basketballwifetobe:  

Just for the sake of clarity – a cat jumping around by NO means indicates that the cat is not in pain.  Animals in general, and cats specifically, deal with and act on pain very differently from what we’d typically look for.   Just considering the anatomy and the procedure, the cat is probably in pain for several days or weeks.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The last thread with this question got ugly…fast.

Anyway, we declawed our family cat years ago and she recovered very quickly.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

“relatively short time of discomfort ” Um, have you Googled yet?  Whoever told you that is full of shit.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

This makes me sad ๐Ÿ™

OP, have you tried claw covers?  I was not aware that they existed until recently, so it is worth checking out.  Anything is better than declawing, in my opinion. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@MrsWrangler:  If you have to do this, then at least get the laser declawing. It is much less horrific for the cats.

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