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 com... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Long-term effects of declawing a cat through laser surgery include risk of lameness and behavioral problems, according to the Humane Society. The cat may experience pain, infection and tissue necrosis, or death of the ti... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

After declawing a cat, it is important to ease her pain using pain medication, keep her nourished by offering small amounts of food and water, and remove her bandages the morning following the surgery, according the Spay... More »

To trim a cat's claws, find a quiet area, and hold the cat in your lap, as suggested by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Gently extend the cat's claw, and cut off the sharp edge of it with t... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

According to Cat World, there are numerous causes of limping in a cat, including bone fractures, muscle sprains and strains, tumors, overgrown claws and insect bites. Although most causes of limping are not that serious,... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats