Why Should I Have My Cat Declawed?
Whether your decision to declaw is due to medical issues, such as infections and tumors, or behavioral issues, there are many reasons for cat declawing. Many pet owners have their cats declawed to prevent further damage to furniture in their homes or to protect themselves and their loved ones from being scratched. This is especially common among older individuals with medical conditions who may face life-threatening complications as a result of a cat scratch.
Senior citizens with weakened immune systems are slower to recover from injuries such as a cat scratch, but may still want to enjoy the benefits of cat companionship. For individuals facing this dilemma, having their cats declawed is a simple solution to ensure they are able to own a cat without risks. Parents of young children also use this service to protect their little ones whose immune systems are still developing. For cat lovers, young and old, declawing is a great way to make sure that everyone gets along without any painful scratches.
Why Remove Only the Front Claws?
One of the most common issues associated with pet declawing is the argument between total claw removal and partial claw removal. Removing all of a cat’s claws puts it at risk for harm from predators, but leaving its rear claws gives it the option to defend itself in the event of an attack. Declawing is only recommended for cats that live indoors and do not face the threat of predators or other situations where they would need to use their claws in self-defense.
Even for indoor cats, there is the possibility of escaping outdoors when their owner accidentally leaves a door or window open. In this case, the cat still needs to be able to defend itself from potential harm by using its claws to climb away from or scratch any animal that may attempt to attack it. For this reason, we remove only your cat’s front claws to guarantee its safety at all times. When it comes to cat declawing, we do our best to ensure the happiness and comfort of both you and your cat.
Contact us when you’re looking for humane pet declawing. We serve clients in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas.