Declawing is a legal barbaric amputation of each p3 toe bone leaving kitty suffering silently 24/7/365. AVMA started declawing in 1952 for profits only, they know many declawed cats are dumped for behavior issues. They refuse to publish onychectomy studies because they do not want the public to know the post-declaw detrimental after-effects that occur years later or right away if botched. They would lose billions of dollars if the public knew. There is no right way to amputate bone.