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Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure - The Humane Society of the United States

Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure - The Humane Society of the United States

reference pets Jun 8, 2014

Extracted Page: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/declawing.html?credit=web_id91375398_web_hpfs1_declawing_060514

May 12, 2014

People often mistakenly believe that declawing their cats is a harmless "quick fix" for unwanted scratching. They don't realize that declawing can make a cat less likely to use the litter box or more likely to bite. Declawing also can cause lasting physical problems for your cat.

Many countries have banned declawing. The Humane Society of the United States opposes declawing except for the rare cases when it is necessary for medical purposes, such as the removal of cancerous nail bed tumors.

People who are worried about being scratched, especially those with immunodeficiencies or bleeding disorders, may be t

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