The D Word

K.C. is a 3 year old declawed tabby cat who is available for adoption at Toronto Animal Services, she is a sweet girl who was surrendered by her former owners and is now looking for a permanent home. 

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Declawing, or the “D” word, is sometimes seen as a normal surgery that’s done so cats won’t scratch the furniture, but what is declawing and why is it such a nasty word?

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 Here’s why

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  • Declawing is amputation. To declaw a cat, veterinarians cuts off the last knuckles of a cat’s paw – cutting through bone, tendons, skin and nerves.
  • Declaw surgery can be an extremely painful procedure with associated health risks and complications such as infection. It is one of the most painful, routinely performed procedures in all of veterinary medicine.
  • Declaw surgery can produce permanent lameness…

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