A trained good veterinarian told me that the cat that has his claws removed suffer from psychological problems from the time they have their claws removed. I know for a fact that my cat, that my son removed the claws from as a kitten, was strange and did unusual things. He did not live long because of those very unusual behaviors. Consider talking with some other people and decide not to de-claw your cat. There are numerous things to do other than remove his claws. These are using covers, supplying a scratching post and allowing the cat to get lots of activities outdoors that will allow natural trimming. Going to the vet and learning how to trim the claws is a great way to NOT ever think of de-clawing a cat.
Imagine having two of the paws or even four operated on if you were a cat. This is very painful and is very slow in recovering from too. During the surgery the cat according to trained veterinarians, is kept quite comfortable and is sedated. Soon after he or she wakes up, it is undeniably a difficult way of life for the cat. Once a normal animal, your cat after declawing will behave very differently. Try other options and see they can be just as successful. Even after surgery, the cat my son declawed ending up chewing things with his teeth and did lots of damage that way. The claws removed cause the cat to rely on what he had for defense.
It is said that the pain after declawing a cat is similar to amputation. It is very similar and two claws are generally done at the same time making it even more horrific. Think about your two hands being wrapped after a first knuckle is removed from each. The phantom pain might be horrible for the cat. This will probably be a very sensitive area for life, the veterinarians claim. There is nothing that reverses this surgery, so concentrate on truly thinking things out before you do this operation to your animal. Pain medicine does not eradicate all the pain.
After the paws heal from the claws being removed, the cat will still have pain. Imagine cutting off a first knuckle from a finger and then in a month attempting to use that finger at the tip where the end was removed. This somewhat is how the cat whose claws are removed feels. Digging, climbing and even walking is different. Some veterinarians say the spine can be involved because of the favoring of the paws operated on to remove the claws. You will not see the cat climbing since the tools to climb have been removed. Some cats become recluse after surgery of this kind.
Many Veterinarians are refusing to declaw cats. The alternatives are many and those outcomes are far superior to removing the claws of your pet. Research your options and talk to your veterinarian and other vital people who will provide sound reasoning not to declaw your cat. If you do decide to declaw your cat be ready for a different animal than prior to the declawing. These unusual things might not occur right away since the cat takes a while to recover from the declawing that people do not realize unless they talk to a smart veterinarian. I will almost promise you, you will make a better choice for your pet if you do not declaw your cat.
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