Important Information on Declawing your Cat
- Declawing is a surgical procedure that requires complete amputation of the last bone in each toe. To accomplish this a small portion of each pad is also removed.
- After the procedure the cat's feet are bandaged.
- The cat must stay at least one night, and the bandages are removed the next day.
- In some cases, bleeding or excessive pain the following day can result in your cat staying in the hospital longer at additional expense.
- In some cases, toes may become infected and require antibiotics.
- In rare cases, a portion of the bone remains behind, due to our attempt to remove as little of the pas as possible. This can result in a deformed claw growing back.
- Your call will not go home with bandages. Occasionally, small amount of spotting of blood for the first couple of days may be seen.
- For 10-14 days your cat willrequire litter that does not crumble into dust. Dust can penetrate the surgery sites and cause infection. We recommend "Good Mews" sold at Fred Meyers.
- This is a very painful procedure. Your cat will be given pain medication before and after the procedure as wella s sent home with a prescription of pain medication.
- Your cat's feet will be sensitive and painful for 10-14 days following the procedure. This may result in limping, reluctance to jump and other signs of pain.