Cat Declawing Information
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is opposed to the declawing of cats. It literally maims them and can lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral complications. Declawing a cat is NOT a trivial procedure similar to trimming fingernails. Scratching is a natural behavior for cats, and a cat’s claws are a vital part of her anatomy, essential to balance, mobility, and survival.
ASPCA Policy and Position Statement on Declawing Cats
Best Friends Cat Declawing: The Price of Convenience
Catscratching.com contains explanations of why cats scratch, reasons not to declaw, how to trim cats’ claws, how to get them to use a scratching post.
Citythekitty.com offers helpful advise on scratching issues and declawing facts
Countries where declawing is illegal
Dr. Marty Becker writes on post-declaw pain syndrome
Humane Society of the UnitedStates Declawing cats: Far worse than a manicure
Medical, emotional, and behavioral issues resulting from declawing
PawProject.org’s FAQs about feline declawing
Video: How to trim your cats’ nails