Three common alternatives to declawing a cat include making scratching posts readily available, trimming the cat's claws regularly and using claw covers. A pheromone called Feliway may also help in controlling scratching... More »

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As of 2016, the average cost of declawing a cat ranges from $100 to $400, involves some pain and removes a key self-defense mechanism, notes VetInfo. The Rescoe clipper method costs around $100 but risks infection or reg... More »

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Laser surgery to declaw a cat involves amputating the first digit of each toe with a CO2 laser or radiosurgery unit, according to All Feline Hospital. The tissue is cauterized, which helps to minimize bleeding and swelli... More »

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Cat claw covers, also known as Soft Claws, are vinyl nail caps that are glued on to a cat's claws as an alternative to declawing. The Soft Claws cover the tips of the real claws, so no damage can be done when he cat scra... More »

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Laser surgery to declaw a cat involves amputating the first digit of each toe with a CO2 laser or radiosurgery unit, according to All Feline Hospital. The tissue is cauterized, which helps to minimize bleeding and swelli... More »

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Trim your cat's claws by holding her in your lap, taking a single toe between your fingers and pressing her toe pad to release the claw. Once the claw is extended, locate the pink quick, and trim about halfway between th... More »

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Laser declawing presents three advantages to cats, according to the Canton Animal Hospital. It reduces the risk that claws grow back, cats recover from laser declawing more quickly, and it eliminates the blood loss that ... More »

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