Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cat Declawing Dilemma

Veterinarians across the country perform the procedure daily, sometimes marketing it in conjunction with spaying or neutering. But the opposition is vocal: “It’s permanently crippling and it should never be performed by anyone,” says Laura Brown, an animal care specialist.

Some proponents see laser declawing, more widely used in the last five years, as a good compromise. It simplifies the surgery and minimizes recovery time and pain, but a portion of the cat’s toes still has been removed.

Read the entire MSNBC article.

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