In the United States, the declawing of cats is thought of as an "easy" surgery. One that about 25% of all American house cats have undergone. The truth is much different.
Did you know that in some countries declawing your cat is illegal, if not done for medical reasons? Or that some American veterinarians refuse to do this very invasive surgery?
What everyone thinks is such an easy surgery is actually an amputation. We aren't talking just trimming the nails, or even just removing the nails. A cat's claws actually develop within the bones of the cat's toes. To remove them requires the amputation of all or part of the toe's end bones.
The equivalent to humans would be like having all of your fingers (and possibly toes, if the cat's back claws are taken too) amputated down to the first joint. Sound like an easy surgery to you?
I thought not.
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