Tag: declaw

City the Kitty

This handsome fellow is City the Kitty. As a magnificently polydactyl (many-toed) cat, he has a special abhorrence for declawing! City–along with his mom, biographer, and photographer, Lori–works tirelessly to educate people and stop declawing. That’s not an easy job,…

Anti-Declawing Handbook for Cat Lovers

Good news! We are getting closer every day to stopping declawing! Despite the opposition of veterinary associations, New Jersey and New York are both considering legislation to ban the practice in their states. The NJ Assembly passed the ban 43-10 on…

Declawing and the Law

The barbaric procedure of cat declawing is under serious fire, as well it should be! After being banned in eight California cities by the end of 2009, there have been efforts–led by the Paw Project–to get declawing banned in several…

Relief for Declawed Cats

So, your cat is declawed: maybe it was done prior to adoption; or a landlord or  family member may have insisted on declawing, your veterinarian may have talked you into it, or you just didn’t know at the time how…

Chronic Pain of Declawing

Declawing is an extremely painful procedure. According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), “Physically, regardless of the method used, onychectomy causes a higher level of pain than spays and neuters. Patients may experience both adaptive and maladaptive pain;…