Declawing a dog is not a common practice, according to The Daily Puppy, and not all breeds can be declawed. Some breeders choose to remove a puppy's dewclaws shortly after birth, and some owners choose to have the dewclaws removed when the dog is older.
The benefit of declawing a cat is that it can no longer damage furniture or injure people with its claws. However, declawing cats is a painful surgery for them, alters the natural way they move and can lead to future complications, according to Avery Ranch Animal Hospital.
The best candidates for declawing are cats between the ages of 4 and 8 months that are not overweight, according to About.com. While these cats still experience pain from declawing, their recovery is quicker and less likely to include complications than older or overweight cats.
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 regrowth of the claws. The more complex disarticulation procedure method costs arou
The advantages of laser feline declaw surgery include a reduced risk of pain after the operation and less bleeding and swelling. Disadvantages include the high cost of setting up a laser surgical unit and the requirement for veterinarians to learn aspects relating to safety, laser physics and use of
Some animal hospitals report that they will declaw a cat at any age, particularly if it means that the cat will be able to keep its home as a result of the declawing procedure. However, other sources, such as the Humane Society of the United States, declares the declawing procedure to be cruel at an
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