I know most people say it is wrong but it is also wrong to abandon a cat because it claws your furniture. I had mine declawed on the front only and it was great. Becareful they are not too old as it might be too traumatic. Have you tried nail caps? Mine would have nothing to do with them and ran at the first sight of them and if I caught her she would bite me. Just a thought.
barbaric, IMO...the toes attached to the claws are REMOVED, affecting the cat's balance. It can also be very uncomfortable or painfull, even after recovery. I was considering that for my cat at one point and I was shocked when I read how it's done.
my 13 year old cat was front declawed when i got him and about a year ago he stopped using the litter box. I thought it was cause i changed to a less dust litter but maybe its his paws? He only wants to potty outside now , like the dogs. I actually don't mind it, less litter to buy and scoop.
i thought (briefly) about getting Ami declawed because he was ripping up the carpet. but then i realized how it's done and what the long term effects are. it just wasn't worth it to me. plus...he was so big, no vet should have been willing to do it in the first place.
i used the claw caps on him and they worked really well.
Don't do it! The only way I can see declawing is if the cat is goingto lose it's home because of being destructive. I have two cats and I just make sure they have a scratching post and have had no problems with them. Wait and see i there is a problem first
I declawed my first cat. But he turned out to like the outdoors more than beeing in house. He got hiss ass kicked too many times to count. He had no defense other than run away like a hippie liberal. The rest of my cats i have left alone.
Just watching "My cat from Hell" on Anmal planet with the cat expert. This episode is about a cat who is declawed who is peeing all the time outside the litter box. The expert says he sees this all the time with declawed cats,because when the cat comes home from the vets after the op. it hurts them to step on the litter. Makes sense.
We tried the claw caps and they would fall off. IT was also a pain in the arse to put those on. Out cat was tearing things up so instead of sending her to the pound we did the humane thing and had her declawed. I was amazed at some of the prices quted (some around $400), we finally got her declawed at Glade Valley. Our cat is indoor and she is very happy.