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Cat Declawing

If your cat displays uncorrectable destructive behavior in your home or poses a threat to a family member, declawing your cat may be an option.

Kitten with tongue out on couch
Kitten with tongue out on couch


Scratching is a part of a cat’s natural instinct. In fact, they do it to mark their territory, not to hurt others. There are a variety of methods you can try to prevent their scratching behavior in a destructive and harmful way. Declawing should only be considered after all other options are explored.

Why declaw your cat?

You should only consider cat declawing if you believe that your cat cannot be trained to refrain from using its claws destructively in your home, or if you feel that they pose a danger to family members. Declawing is a very painful procedure, and should only be done after careful consideration of all your options. If you choose to declaw your cat, it is recommended that they live indoors as their ability to defend themselves will be compromised.

When is the best time to declaw?

Typically, the optimal age to have your cat declawed is in the younger years, when it’s just a kitten, as they tend to recover from surgery with fewer consequences. However, it is important to communicate with your veterinarian and obtain a one-on-one evaluation to discuss the best personal age to declaw your cat to maximize recovery comfort.

How does it work?

Contact us to schedule a preliminary consultation. This consultation will provide you with important information on the procedure and recovery timeline.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a declaw. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged.

We believe feline onychectomy should be performed only with the medically appropriate use of anesthetics and analgesics and adherence to careful surgical and post-surgical protocols.