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Laser Declawing For Cats Review

Laser Declawing for CatsIn many countries, the debate of the “barbaric” nature of declawing is a non-issue, as laws are in place deeming it as such, and is illegal. However, in the United States, the debate still rages on, and recently laser declawing for cats has been offered up as an alternative for conventional declawing.

First, you must understand what the laser declawing for cats process involves. Removing a claw is not like removing a human’s nail, it is a surgery that removes the last joint of the toes from which the claw grows. Declawing cats is essentially like removing the entirety of your fingertips from your hands.

Cat Declawing Alternatives Review

Cat Declawing AlternativesLike it or not, the facts on the negative effects of declawing cats are still up for debate. In many countries it is illegal and considered inhumane, while many in the United States claim that studies on the psychological and physiological damage to felines from declawing are inconclusive.

However, the debate has allowed for many cat declawing alternatives to arise. Thus, it is totally up to the owner which method for dealing with cat behavior problems relating to clawing they choose.

Declawing Cats Pros and Cons

Declawing CatsJust mention declawing cats and you will hear strong opinions both pro and con. Declawing cats is the equivalent of cutting of the last joint of your fingers and toes, including the nail. There are three ways this can be done. In the first (and fastest) way, the veterinarian takes a specialized tool resembling a nail clipper and chops off part of that third joint, along with part of the pad and the entire nail. The pad is then stitched. While this method of declawing cats is fast for the veterinarian, recovery is long and painful for the cat. Recovery takes several weeks.