How can a veterinarian, who took an oath to heal, do this barbaric cruelty on a once healthy cat? This is legal animal abuse, and for anyone who says their cat is fine, your cat is not fine, come back with x-rays of your cats paws, then tell me your cat is fine. Your opinion is worthless if you do not back it up with facts. There are -0- benefits to declawing and it is banned in 44 countries for a reason.
Contrary to most people’s understanding, declawing consists of amputating not just the claws, but the whole phalanx (up to the joint), including bones, ligaments, and tendons! To remove the claw, the bone, nerve, joint capsule, collateral ligaments, and the extensor and flexor tendons must all be amputated. Thus declawing is not a “simple”, single surgery but 10 separate, painful amputations of the third phalanx up to the last joint of each toe.