Did you know that declawing is an irreversible surgical procedure in which the last bone of each toe is amputated? Some cat parents think that declawing is the best way to deal with their cat’s scratching. But this is definitely not the solution! They will realize soon after the procedure that they have sentenced their pets to a lifetime of pain which can pave the way for the display of undesirable behaviors.
Pet owners should realize that declawing is not like having your fingernails trimmed; if the procedure is performed on humans, each finger will be amputated at the last joint.
Declawed cats can develop undesirable behavior like potty issues and aggressive tendencies. Declawing has no medical benefit to the cat, except when it has to be done to remove a tumor on the nail bed or similar health issues.
Always consult your veterinarian if you have any problems or concerns about your pet cat.