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What age do you declaw cats

We do not declaw cats. There are some exceptions, but most are declawed as kittens.

Why is this?

We have found that declawing is not only cruel, but does not make the cat more comfortable. In addition, declawing often results in the cat not being able to use its litter box, and so is not a good solution.

What is a declaw?

The word "declaw" is used to describe the removal of a cat's first toe. This is sometimes called "partial" or "complete" declaw.

How is declawing performed?

The procedure can be performed by a veterinarian or, in some cases, by a professional called a "declaw technician" or "cat declaw specialist."

How do I find out if my cat has been declawed?

You can ask your veterinarian, or check the "declawed" box on the cat's rabies vaccination certificate. It is not necessary to have a rabies vaccination certificate to own a cat, but having it on a cat's vaccination certificate is a good idea.

What are the signs of declawing?

The most common signs of declawing are pain and bleeding, especially during the first few days after the procedure. The cat may also have difficulty using its litter box for a few days.

How much does declawing cost?

The cost of declawing depends on the procedure and the location, but is usually in the range of $150-$300.

Who pays for declawing?

Since most people do not want their cat declawed, most veterinary practices have a policy that you must pay for the procedure. This can range from 50% to 100% of the cost of the procedure, depending on the practice.

Can my cat declawed go back to being an outdoor cat?

If your cat is declawed and has good litter box habits, it may be able to live outdoors. It is best to keep your cat inside while declawing, so that the cat doesn't have to adjust to the new behavior.

How long does a cat need to recuperate after declawing?

The cat will need to recuperate for several weeks. During this time, the cat should be allowed to come and go as it pleases, and it should not be tied up. If there is bleeding, the cat should be kept indoors.

How does one keep a cat from declawing?

It is important to provide a safe and comfortable home for a declawed cat. The cat should have a litter box, and should be allowed to roam inside and outside as it pleases. It should also have toys as well as regular play with its human companions.

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