Declawed Cats BITE – True Stories

UNDERSTANDING DECLAWING (ONYCHECTOMY)
The anatomy of the feline claw must be understood before one can appreciate the severity of declawing. The cat’s claw is not a nail as is a human fingernail, it is part of the last bone (distal phalanx) in the cat’s toe. The cat’s claw arises from the unguicular crest and unguicular process in the distal phalanx of the paw (see above diagram). Most of the germinal cells that produce the claw are situated in the dorsal aspect of the ungual crest. This region must be removed completely, or regrowth of a vestigial claw and abcessation results. The only way to be sure all of the germinal cells are removed is to amputate the entire distal phalanx at the joint.
Contrary to most people’s understanding, declawing consists of amputating not just the claws, but the whole phalanx (up to the joint), including bones, ligaments, and tendons! To remove the claw, the bone, nerve, joint capsule, collateral ligaments, and the extensor and flexor tendons must all be amputated. Thus declawing is not a “simple”, single surgery but 10 separate, painful amputations of the third phalanx up to the last joint of each toe. A graphic comparison in human terms would be the cutting off of a person’s finger at the last joint of each finger.

MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS FROM THE PAW PROJECT
Reported medical complications after a declaw can include: pain, hemorrhage, laceration of paw pads, swelling, reluctance to bear weight on affected limb, neuropraxia (transient motor paralysis), radial nerve damage, lameness, infection, abscess, tissue necrosis, wound dehiscence, incomplete healing, protrusion of 2nd (middle toe bone) phalanx, claw regrowth, scurs (growth of deformed claw segments), retention of flexor process of third phalanx, chronic draining tracts, self-mutilation, dermatitis, lethargy, palmigrade stance (walking on wrists), chronic intermittent lameness, chronic pain syndrome, flexor tendon contracture, and cystitis (stress-associated bladder inflammation).

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

NEW PEER REVIEWED STUDY – Pain and adverse behavior in declawed cats – in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X17705044

Link To Images In Video
https://plus.google.com/collection/of5KqB

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

Chronic Pain Of Declawing
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/chronic-pain-of-declawing/

Onychectomy Recovery And Behavioral Effects
http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Onychectomy#Recovery.2C_health_and_behavioral_effects

Physical Consequences Of Declawing Including Not Using The Litter Box
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/physical-consequences-of-declawing/

Cats Hide Pain
http://pets.thenest.com/cats-hide-pain-well-6842.html

Questions And Answers About Declawing
http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/

Laser Declaw Video-Is This What You Want Done To Your Healthy Kitty?
https://youtu.be/GtIsetdVirw

Class Action Against Veterinarians Who Declaw
http://www.citythekitty.com/declawed-your-cat-join-a-class-action-suit/

Declawing Is Illegal In Most Countries But Canada And USA. Also, It Is Banned In Eight California Cities And Several States Have Landlord Laws
http://www.pawproject.org/legislation/

HUD Housing Does Not Require Declawing-Page 6
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hmkp-114-ap00-20160524-sd002.pdf

Humane Alternatives To Declawing
Soft Paws Nail Caps Video-https://youtu.be/f5GwAKhqJF8
http://www.playfulkitty.net/2014/09/22/5-humane-alternatives-declawing-cats/
http://www.purrfectpost.com/declawing-cats-alternatives-to-an-inhumane-procedure/

STUDY: Laser Declaw Is Not Less Painful; More Declawed Cats Are Relinquished For Behavior Problems
http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/declaw-references

Declawing Statistics And Science
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/declawing-and-science/

My WordPress Blog
https://cassandracatwantsherclawsback.wordpress.com/

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Is Laser Declawing Pain Free?

NEW PEER REVIEWED STUDY- Pain and Adverse Behavior in Declawed Cats
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X17705044

Q: I was told that it is possible to humanely declaw cats with a laser. My two kittens are dangerous with their claws. What can I do? C. S., Cyberspace

A: Dangerous kittens? Really? No offense, but I’m unsure how kittens might be perceived as dangerous. It’s true that kitten nails can be sharp, especially when they get too long. A veterinary technician or a veterinarian can show you how to clip those nails about once a week. And when taught at a young age that nail clipping is associated with food and/or play, the experience isn’t a bad one. The process takes less than five minutes.

Any declaw surgery (onychectomy) is the amputation of a cat’s toes – cutting them off at the equivalent of the first knuckle on a human finger, even when a laser is used.

“Unfortunately, declawing with a laser poses its own problems,” explains feline veterinarian Dr. Margie Scherk, editor of Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. “Not only can the laser burn the end of the bone lead to inflammation and pain, but even with laser, bone fragments can (be left) behind. This may cause chronic pain in the feet, but also in the back and other joints if the cat tries to walk in a way to reduce pressure on the hurting bits.”

Scherk advocates clipping those nails more often. Begin by training kitties to have their paws handled. Just play with their paws and gently press down on then to extrude the nails during cuddle time. Scherk suggest not doing this when kittens are playful. Begin by offering lots of favorite treats, but in time you can cut back on those.

She adds, “If your cats are really wiggly, you can wrap them in a towel to help keep them and their feet from going in different directions. I like to sit on the floor or a chair with my cat on my lap.”

Scherk, who is in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, says “If you still want more protection ask your vet or groomer to show you how to apply SoftPaws, vinyl nail caps that you change every four to six weeks.” (SoftPaws are available at most places where pet products are sold).

Scherk feels strongly about this topic, and I agree. “There really is no way we can justify amputating someone else’s fingers and toes for our safety or property. Who gives us the right?”
©Steve Dale PetWorld, LLC; Tribune Content Agency

Why did my veterinarian suggest declawing my cat?

One veterinarian in the Los Angeles described declawing as his “Bread and Butter.” However, top veterinary behaviorists and the American Veterinary Medical Association agree that declawing should not be considered as routine or preventive procedure. Your veterinarian has an obligation to educate you as to the nature of the procedure, the risks of anesthesia and surgery, and the potential for complications.
Some veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada have become accustomed to performing the declawing procedure without thinking about—or recognizing—the consequences. Some veterinarians even recommend routinely declawing kittens at the same time they are spayed or neutered, whether or not they have developed destructive scratching behavior.

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

Chronic Pain Of Declawing
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/chronic-pain-of-declawing/

Onychectomy Recovery And Behavioral Effects
http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Onychectomy#Recovery.2C_health_and_behavioral_effects

Physical Consequences Of Declawing Including Not Using The Litter Box
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/physical-consequences-of-declawing/

Cats Hide Pain
http://pets.thenest.com/cats-hide-pain-well-6842.html

Questions And Answers About Declawing
http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/

Laser Declaw Video-Is This What You Want Done To Your Healthy Kitty?
https://youtu.be/GtIsetdVirw

Class Action Against Veterinarians Who Declaw
http://www.citythekitty.com/declawed-your-cat-join-a-class-action-suit/

Declawing Is Illegal In Most Countries But Canada And USA. Also, It Is Banned In Eight California Cities And Several States Have Landlord Laws
http://www.pawproject.org/legislation/

HUD Housing Does Not Require Declawing-Page 6
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hmkp-114-ap00-20160524-sd002.pdf

Humane Alternatives To Declawing
Soft Paws Nail Caps Video-https://youtu.be/f5GwAKhqJF8
http://www.playfulkitty.net/2014/09/22/5-humane-alternatives-declawing-cats/
http://www.purrfectpost.com/declawing-cats-alternatives-to-an-inhumane-procedure/

STUDY: Laser Declaw Is Not Less Painful; More Declawed Cats Are Relinquished For Behavior Problems
http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/declaw-references

Declawing Statistics And Science
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/declawing-and-science/

MY WORDPRESS DECLAWING BLOG
https://cassandracatwantsherclawsback.wordpress.com

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Veterinarians Who Refuse To Declaw Cats

NEW PEER REVIEWED STUDY – Pain and adverse behavior in declawed cats – in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X17705044

Despite what you may have been led to believe, declawing is painful for the kitty, expensive and irreversible.

Why Cats Have Claws

I believe if most cat owners really understood what occurs during a declawing surgery, they would never choose to subject their pet to the procedure.

Cats are digitigrades, meaning they walk on their toes. Most other mammals, including humans, walk on the soles of their feet.

Cats use their claws for balance, exercise, and stretching and toning the muscles of their legs, back, shoulders and paws. They also use them to hunt and capture prey, to escape or defend against predators, and as part of their marking behavior when they live outdoors.

Declawing Isn’t a Nail Trim … It’s Amputation

Declawing isn’t a nail trim or even nail removal. It’s removal of the claw, bones, nerves, the joint capsule, collateral ligaments and the extensor or flexor tendons.

Declawing Can Have Emotional as Well as Physical Consequences

Many cats experience emotional difficulties from declawing surgery.

It is common for a pet owner to notice personality changes in their cat after declawing surgery. These changes probably stem from feelings of insecurity after having their primary defense mechanism against predators taken away from them.

Recently declawed cats often become nervous, fearful and aggressive, often resorting to use of their last remaining means of defense – their teeth.

Some declawed kitties, once they discover they can no longer mark with their claws, begin to urinate around the house in order to mark their territory. This can result in long-term inappropriate elimination problems.

Many declawed cats who were confident on the ground when they still had their claws, begin spending all their time on elevated surfaces like the top of the refrigerator, countertops, or high shelving in closets.

There are Only Risks – No Benefits – for Cats Who are Declawed

The main reason pet owners cite for requesting declawing surgery is concern over their home furnishings, flooring and window coverings.

And a main reason veterinarians perform the procedure is out of fear the owner may become abusive or neglectful if the cat damages household belongings, relinquishing their cats to shelters, or banning them from the home.

Because there are so many risks and absolutely no benefit to the animal from declawing surgery, the procedure has been outlawed in many European countries and is a hot topic of debate in many local jurisdictions in the U.S.

Alternatives to Declawing

My motto is ‘Educate, don’t amputate.’

The humane solution to unwanted scratching is to provide sensible, appealing options for the cat. When you have your scratching surfaces ready to go, they need to be placed where they’ll be used. Remember that clawing is in part a marking behavior for your cat, so it’s likely she’s returning to the same place to scratch.

It’s doubtful your cat scratchers compliment the decor of your home, but unfortunately, they need to be located as close to that sofa corner or section of carpet as possible in order to entice kitty. You can also try locating one in front of the window she looks out of, her feeding area or her litter box.

Sticking the scratchers in out-of-the-way spots your cat doesn’t frequent is unlikely to solve the problem.

Like the litter box rule for multi-cat households (one litter box per cat plus one extra), it’s a good idea to have one more scratcher than you have cats. So if you have two kitties at home, a good rule of thumb is to have three ‘legal’ scratching surfaces. Many cats don’t like to share their scratching territory.

Once you’ve got your scratchers in position, the next challenge is to get kitty aimed in the direction of the new target.

Encourage your cat to explore the scratcher using a lure like a feather toy or a toy with some catnip rubbed on it. Offer praise and treats each time she uses the post and especially when she digs her claws into it.

Pet her while she’s using the post, and give her any other kinds of positive reinforcement she responds to. The idea is to make it an appealing experience each time she uses the new scratching surface.

I explain to all my clients with kittens that felines have claws for a reason, and as long as they have them, they’ll use them.

I explain that just as most humans need to trim their nails weekly, it may be necessary to trim your cat’s nails weekly or at least quite frequently.

COMPLETE LIST OF VETERINARIANS WHO REFUSE TO DECLAW CATS
http://www.pawproject.org/no-declaw-vets/

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Most Declawed Cats Pee EVERYWHERE – True Stories

UNDERSTANDING DECLAWING (ONYCHECTOMY)
The anatomy of the feline claw must be understood before one can appreciate the severity of declawing. The cat’s claw is not a nail as is a human fingernail, it is part of the last bone (distal phalanx) in the cat’s toe. The cat’s claw arises from the unguicular crest and unguicular process in the distal phalanx of the paw (see above diagram). Most of the germinal cells that produce the claw are situated in the dorsal aspect of the ungual crest. This region must be removed completely, or regrowth of a vestigial claw and abcessation results. The only way to be sure all of the germinal cells are removed is to amputate the entire distal phalanx at the joint.
Contrary to most people’s understanding, declawing consists of amputating not just the claws, but the whole phalanx (up to the joint), including bones, ligaments, and tendons! To remove the claw, the bone, nerve, joint capsule, collateral ligaments, and the extensor and flexor tendons must all be amputated. Thus declawing is not a “simple”, single surgery but 10 separate, painful amputations of the third phalanx up to the last joint of each toe. A graphic comparison in human terms would be the cutting off of a person’s finger at the last joint of each finger.

MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS FROM THE PAW PROJECT
Reported medical complications after a declaw can include: pain, hemorrhage, laceration of paw pads, swelling, reluctance to bear weight on affected limb, neuropraxia (transient motor paralysis), radial nerve damage, lameness, infection, abscess, tissue necrosis, wound dehiscence, incomplete healing, protrusion of 2nd (middle toe bone) phalanx, claw regrowth, scurs (growth of deformed claw segments), retention of flexor process of third phalanx, chronic draining tracts, self-mutilation, dermatitis, lethargy, palmigrade stance (walking on wrists), chronic intermittent lameness, chronic pain syndrome, flexor tendon contracture, and cystitis (stress-associated bladder inflammation).

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

NEW PEER REVIEWED STUDY – Pain and adverse behavior in declawed cats – in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X17705044

Link To Images In Video
https://plus.google.com/collection/of5KqB

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

Chronic Pain Of Declawing
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/chronic-pain-of-declawing/

Onychectomy Recovery And Behavioral Effects
http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Onychectomy#Recovery.2C_health_and_behavioral_effects

Physical Consequences Of Declawing Including Not Using The Litter Box
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/physical-consequences-of-declawing/

Cats Hide Pain
http://pets.thenest.com/cats-hide-pain-well-6842.html

Questions And Answers About Declawing
http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/

Laser Declaw Video-Is This What You Want Done To Your Healthy Kitty?
https://youtu.be/GtIsetdVirw

Class Action Against Veterinarians Who Declaw
http://www.citythekitty.com/declawed-your-cat-join-a-class-action-suit/

Declawing Is Illegal In Most Countries But Canada And USA. Also, It Is Banned In Eight California Cities And Several States Have Landlord Laws
http://www.pawproject.org/legislation/

HUD Housing Does Not Require Declawing-Page 6
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hmkp-114-ap00-20160524-sd002.pdf

Humane Alternatives To Declawing
Soft Paws Nail Caps Video-https://youtu.be/f5GwAKhqJF8
http://www.playfulkitty.net/2014/09/22/5-humane-alternatives-declawing-cats/
http://www.purrfectpost.com/declawing-cats-alternatives-to-an-inhumane-procedure/

STUDY: Laser Declaw Is Not Less Painful; More Declawed Cats Are Relinquished For Behavior Problems
http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/declaw-references

Declawing Statistics And Science
http://www.littlebigcat.com/declawing/declawing-and-science/

My WordPress Blog
https://cassandracatwantsherclawsback.wordpress.com/

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