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www.reference.com/article/pros-cons-declawing-cat-22b0dda366d85344

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 Hospit...

www.reference.com/article/laser-cat-declawing-involve-5dea45f9301aaef3

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 swelling, and the skin incision is closed with either a ...

www.reference.com/article/benefits-laser-declawing-cats-66b195583546e983

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 occurs during standard declawing procedures that c...

www.reference.com/article/long-term-effects-laser-declawing-cat-d3d711d20c60c5e4

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 tissue, in its paws. Declawing is performed by amput...

www.reference.com/article/should-cat-declawed-7994929d2df35382

Cats can be declawed at three months of age or older. However, many veterinarians do not declaw young kittens because they believe declawing should be a last resort, and owners should try training the kitten first.

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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 overwei...

www.reference.com/article/good-litter-declawed-cats-74b9d3374dce555e

Declawed cats prefer soft litter, which is less harsh on their sensitive paws and easier for them to walk through. Although declawed cats may initially be trained to use a litter box, they might start using other soft surfaces for waste disposal after being declawed, su...