We don’t declaw cats any more unless there is a health issue.
We know that scratching is a natural behaviour and cats are healthier when they can express these behaviours So how do we manage scratching without allowing destruction of our homes and furniture?
By learning more about the reasons cats scratch, and providing the best places on earth for scratching to happen in our homes.
There are some great cat-focused organizations that offer wonderful advice. The American Association of Feline Practitioners have a cat owner website with lots of information about cat scratching and clawing behaviour and how you can set up a scratching post as well as how to deter your cat from selected areas.
If those tips don’t work, then the folks who make underground fencing for dogs also offer indoor cat solutions — often for less cost than a declaw surgery, and certainly at less stress and pain for your kitty.
If you’re at your wits’ end and don’t know what to do, call us. We’ve been there.