More and more people are realizing that declawing cats is painful and totally unnecessary.
Just last month, Clays Mill Veterinary Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky, made an announcement that it would no longer offer declawing.
“After careful consideration and much soul-searching, we have decided to stop declawing cats,” the clinic wrote. “We know that even under the best of circumstances, a declaw is a major and painful surgery … It is an amputation of the end of the cat’s ‘finger,’ not just the removal of the claw itself. And even when performed perfectly, can have lifelong complications.”
Because of these realizations, cities and states have been passing laws against declawing over the past few years. As the world becomes more claw-friendly, people are more interested in other ways of saving their furniture from the destructive scratching.