Please Don't Declaw

I once knew a cat who could not fully retract his front claws, so he sprained and twisted his leg joints repeatedly when he'd get snagged, until the day came that both front legs were injured and he could use neither. This is the only case of medically justified declawing that I've come across.

While some cats survive declawing without long term issues, many become aggressive biters, develop litter box problems, end up with health complications from the anesthesia or the surgical wounds, and some die. If you're concerned for furniture or safety, get some cat trees and Soft Paws instead of chopping off a cat's toes. Please.

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