Having a cat declaw procedure can not only help save your furniture from constant scratching, it can also provide several key benefits for both you and your pet. However, we consider it a last resort and will spend time discussing both benefits and risks when you bring your cat in to see us.
As a cat owner, you know that a cat’s need to scratch is something that is innate. It’s part of their DNA passed down from generation to generation. And cats will scratch at pretty much anything. This can lead to some pretty destructive behavior. In addition, bacteria can build up on the claws, which can cause problems for owners with suppressed immune systems.
In most cases, cat declaw is requested by pet parents who want to avoid damage to their home or even scratches on young children. A cat’s claws are razor-blade sharp and if you’ve ever been swiped by them, you know the damage that can be done.
With the advancement of technology, cat declaw has come a long way over the years. The safest way to declaw your cat is by laser. At Anasazi Animal Clinic, we take the health and well being of your pet seriously. We treat them as if they were our own. So before any decision is made about cat declaw surgery, we’ll talk with you to make sure it is right for you and your pet.
If you choose a cat declaw, the procedure includes removing both the claw and the little piece of bone that the claw grows from. Post-surgery discomfort is managed by pain medication. We know any surgery can be traumatic, so we will reduce the stress on your pet and you as much as possible.
If you would like to talk to our knowledgeable team about cat declaw and learn more about the process, contact us today. We’ll make sure you know each step of the process so you can make the best decision for your furry feline friend.