Declawing your cat

Before you go any further or start thinking about declawing your cat you need to consider why you were doing this to your pet. Every person has a different reason why they want to remove the claws from a cat but you have to make sure that it is going to be the right reason for that cat as well. There are some things that some people do decide to overlook just because they think is better off for their pet. Here are some things that you need to consider before you decide to get the claws removed from your pet.

The risks involved have three main things that you need to think about. The first one is a medical reason because with any surgery you could end up losing your animal due to the anesthesiologist that the use to put your cat under for surgery. Another thing that you have to consider is the behavioral risk that goes along with having the claws removed from your pet. They could end up being more temperamental or just not want to be around people. The third risk that you have to consider before you decide to do this procedure is the safety of your pet. These are three things that you need to consider before you decide to have this procedure done on your cat.

Another thing that you have to consider before you have this procedure done is how important are the claws on your cat? They use their claws for just about everything including using the litter box and hunting. Removing their claws could be very detrimental to their behavior and how they act around you and your family members.

There are many alternatives that you can use in order to not remove the claws from a cat. You can always keep your cat’s nails trimmed to the proper length so they are not shredding your furniture. Many people decide to remove the claws from a cat because they do not want them stretching of the furniture. If this is still a problem in you do not want to trim your cat’s nails then you can get is scratching post for them. This would let them scratch on something that does not matter in the house and will keep them off of other furniture as well. All have to teach your cat that this is the only thing that they can scratch on but with a little catnip and some training they will stay off other things.

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