Are there any health effects of declawing a cat?



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    Yes. When declawing a cat, the claw must be removed as well as the small piece of bone that holds the claw in place or else it will continue to grow back. This is essentially the equivalent of cutting off a humans fingers at the first knuckle. The tool used to cut off the claw and bone often also cuts through the cats pads on the bottom of their feet. This is where cats put all their weight when they walk so if they are split, a cat can potentially experience a lifetime of pain. It is also not possible to sterilize the paw before declawing so infection is almost inevitable. All in all, declawing is not worth it. It causes the cat too much pain and prevents them from acting in their normal nature. Cats were born with claws for a reason, so they should stay there.

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