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What age can you get cats declawed

The age at which a cat can get declawed varies with each individual veterinarian and is determined by the cat's overall health and the veterinarian's judgment.

It is not unusual for cats to be declawed at any age.

Cats are often declawed in order to accommodate a disability or handicap. Some individuals may feel that declawing is an acceptable alternative to a wheelchair or other assistive device.

What are the benefits of declawing a cat?

The primary benefit of declawing cats is the removal of the cat's claws.

Advocates of declawing often maintain that declawed cats are less likely to scratch furniture and upholstery, and that declawed cats are less likely to engage in other forms of aggression.

They also argue that declawing a cat will reduce the number of nasty injuries caused by the cat scratching at inappropriate places.

Unfortunately, these claims are not based on scientific evidence.

What are the risks of declawing a cat?

The risks of declawing a cat include pain, damage to the nerves and bones, and the development of behaviors associated with abnormal cat behavior and abnormal cat scratching.

The development of these abnormal behaviors may be related to the trauma of the surgery.

Declawed cats often develop abnormal behavior such as:

Scratching at inappropriate places, including in the ears, eyes, head, tail, and genitals.

Other abnormal behaviors may include:

Destructive behaviors (e.g., chewing, self-mutilation, or urine marking).

Aggression.

What are the alternatives to declawing a cat?

Cats should never be declawed.

Several organizations are working to change the laws to prevent cats from being declawed.

In the meantime, alternatives to declawing include:

Is it true that declawed cats have an increased risk of suffering from an infection?

No. Declawing a cat does not increase the risk of that cat developing an infection.

It is possible that declawing may open the door to other infections, which may occur at a higher rate.

Is it true that declawed cats are more likely to develop cancer?

No. It is possible that declawed cats may be more prone to cancer than cats without claws.

However, there is no scientific evidence that declawing causes cancer.

Cats and other animals should never be declawed.

Several organizations are working to change the laws to prevent cats and other animals from being declawed.

What can I do to stop my cat from scratching my furniture?

You can purchase a scratching post for your cat.

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Cats are in pain when they awake from the surgery, and the pain continues afterward. Nails can grow back inside the paw, causing extreme pain that you can’t see. Without claws, even house-trained cats might start “doing their business” outside the litter-box in an attempt to mark their territory. Read more

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Declawing can have psychological and behavioral implications as well. A cat’s front claws are its primary means of defense. Robbed of this, many will become nervous or fearful, spending most of their time hiding from predators both real and imagined. Some will resort to aggressiveness and biting, as this is their only remaining means of defense. Read more

Dr. Nicholas Dodman, the author of The Cat Who Cried for Help, and director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, has the following to say about the procedure: "Declawing fits the dictionary definition of mutilation to a tee. Words such as deform, disfigure, disjoint and dismember all apply to this surgery in veterinary medicine, the clinical procedure serves as a model of severe pain for the testing... Read more

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