The amputation of the last bone of each toe
Declaw: The amputation, usually just the front feet, with a small, intense beam of light that cuts the tissue by heating and vaporizing it. The laser procedure is highly recommended compared to standard for cats that are over 1 years old in order to help with the healing process. The wounds are closed with surgical glue, and the feet are pressure bandaged. The animal will spend the night at the clinic after the surgery.
Why?: While it is best to try behavioral training before surgical intervention, sometimes there is no choice but to declaw the cat if it means keeping them rather than giving them up. Only the front paws should be declawed. This way the cat still has a defense if it needs it.
Recovery: Typical recovery, as long as the animal isn’t too active during the healing process for the incision site, is about 10-14 days. The joint and nerve recovery can take as long as 2-4 months.
Risks: This is a major surgical procedure, which means there are anesthetic or surgical risks. There is a possibility of infection if the cat is not confined and prevented from licking during the healing process. Bleeding and lameness are also risks for this procedure.
The requirements we ask for before declawing your cat; they must be at least 6 months of age. They must have an up-to-date rabies vaccination, if there is no history of a rabies vaccine we will have to give your cat the vaccine. At the same time of the declaw we are able to Spay or Neuter your cat. Must have non-clumping litter for the next 2 weeks.