Should I Declaw My Cat?

The short answer: if you love your cat, DON’T!

Most people think that the declawing procedure is like giving a cat a pedicure. But in actuality, declawing involves cutting off the last bone of every toe of a cat. Think of it like chopping off the ends of your fingers.

The procedure offers no medical benefit for your pet. It’s disfiguring and may cause negative changes in your cat’s behavior. Many countries have even banned the procedure.

Post scratching is a natural cat behavior. To keep them from destroying your furniture, you can provide them with their own scratching post which you can buy from pet stores. Spray strong-smelling chemicals like perfume on spots you want your cat to avoid. Finally, you can also have their claws trimmed.