Post by my good friend DrRex from it is what it is. My own addendum in this is thefollowing as a reply to a commenter
Although I appreciate to see that someone invented a means for people to “declaw without declawing” I would like to note that the act of clawing is a necessary activity for cats. Besides it should make clipping the nails not needed it is a means to express themselves also. A cat can purr and claw for a multiple of reasons ranging fom joy to frustration and anger. Please, if you have the best interest for your cat in mind, provide a scratchpole or scratch bench for them. This is always prefered above any form of “declawing” be it real or artificial declawing.
more info http://www.animalbehavior.org/ABSAppliedBehavior/article-applied-behavior/why-cats-scratch-things
~~April 15, 2014~~
I have had cats all my life. I know how painful the scratches from those claws can be. I know how destructive they can be on furniture, clothes and any object that would serve as a scratching post. However, never once did I consider the practice of “declawing” even though I didn’t know what it entailed.
For some reason, I never considered that option. I was talking to an animal activist about the dear cat that I have now. She really really pesky and gets into plenty of trouble. Hence the name: Double Trouble.
The kids call her “Kitty”.
However, now that I’ve researched, I know that this would be something I wouldn’t do to any cat.
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