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What age can a cat get declawed

Declawing is not recommended for cats under the age of one year old unless there is some medical reason to do so.

Are there any health risks associated with declawing?

No medical complications have been reported in cats after declawing.

How painful is declawing?

Many people report that their cat will not even let them near him after declawing. This is because the pain from declawing is quite severe. It is best to use a sedative to help the cat relax before performing the procedure.

What is feline onychodystrophy?

Feline onychodystrophy is a virtual non-issue in cats that have not been declawed. It is no more common in declawed cats than in un-declawed cats.

What are the risks of declawing?

What are the risks of not declawing?

What about the potential for cancer?

An American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) committee also voted to recommend that veterinarians not declaw cats. A similar committee at the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) voted to recommend that veterinarians not declaw cats.

How has the routine use of declawing changed?

Declawing has been declining in popularity and is no longer a routine procedure. Many veterinarians have stopped performing the procedure because they do not want to be accused of declawing their patients.

What is the veterinary community's position on declawing?

The veterinary community has come together to create guidelines that are designed to help owners be more informed about declawing. These guidelines were published in a set of documents by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2005. The AVMA also has a web site dedicated to declawing.

What is the AVMA's position on declawing?

It is the AVMA's position that declawing is a procedure that should only be performed by a veterinarian and should not be performed on cats under the age of 6 months.

Declawing is a procedure that should only be performed by a veterinarian and should not be performed on cats under the age of 6 months.

How does the AVMA define declawing?

This means that the front two toes are amputated so that the claw never grows back.

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