Some people think their dogs’ dewclaws should be removed. But dewclaw removal is necessary only in cases of severe injury or disease.
It’s an unethical procedure that maims cats for the rest of their lives.
Let’s hope this procedure becomes more and more rare in the future.
Monitoring your declawed cat’s paws and making some household changes can ease his discomfort.
Years ago, a veterinarian would be in the minority if she refused to declaw a cat. Now it’s common for a vet to refuse to do the procedure.