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Please Don't Declaw

To declaw a cat, the veterinarian amputates the last knuckles of the cat’s paw—cutting through bone, tendons, skin, and nerves. In a person, it is equivalent to cutting off each finger or toe at the last joint.

We strongly believe that declawing is not only inhumane, but can cause a multitude of long-term problems and health issues for the cat, including infection, lameness, arthritis, and chronic pain.

Declawing is illegal in many countries throughout the world, including 12 European nations, Australia, and Brazil. The ASPCA does NOT approve of declawing as a matter of convenience to cat owners. They state that “it is a form of mutilation and it does cause pain.”

Declawing Hand
Cat paw after declaw surgery
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