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Bubba
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Bonnie41 in Mpls, MN.Posted: December 3rd, 2010 10:12AM
Breed: Orange TabbyType of Procedure: Declaw
I adopted a cat back in 1990 and had him declawed. He turned out to be the coolest cat EVER! He was under a year old when I had it done and it did not alter his personality. I never saw any blood. He seemed fine and I never saw signs of discontentment over not having claws. He was very playful and active, being declawed never affected that or really any other regular things cats do on a daily basis. His paws did not look disfigured, he just didnt have nails. I just adopted another kitty as that Tabby passed 7 years ago. I am going to do the same thing If i can find a vet I like and trust.
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Never had a problem with declawing
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: a user in Cary, IL.Posted: November 12th, 2010 09:11AM
Breed: VariousType of Procedure: Front declawing
My family has had cats for the last fifty years ranging from common farm cats to purebreeds. All have been indoor and outdoor animals and have had their front paws declawed. Not one of them has ever had a problem with arthritis or climbing a tree if they wanted to (they wrap their arms around the truck and dig in with back claws). I have also never noticed an aggressive change in personality or temperament. Quite the opposite actually, as once they have healed from the operation (usually two to five days) they can now be a lap cat or need with their paws without hurting their owner which leads to more time being held and cuddled, better for evernyone. Some people may claim declawing hurts / changes the animal but I have never witnessed any negative side effects from my pets. If you are thinking about declawing then I would say go ahead and have it done.
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Declawung
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Jan G. in Mayer, AZ.Posted: November 7th, 2010 10:11AM
Breed: variousType of Procedure: declaw NOT done
I would never subject any cat of mine to this needless and disfiguring surgery!! Cats have their claws for a reason; several in fact. The atrophy of muscles in cats after delawing is real; I've seen it firsthand with my mother in law's two cats. Their shoulders and backs are very flabby and reduced and their gait is stilted and short. They can no longer run. Her cats were very outgoing and friendly before they were mutilated. Now they are reclusive and run and hide when visitors arrive. I tried to explain to her what happens in the"procedure" and tried to recommend a tendonectomy(claws kept intact but useless), but to no avail. Please, if everything has been tried honestly, and you feel you must do this barbaric mutilation, please consider the tendonectomy instead. The cat's nails will still grow and need trimming, but at least the feet will not be horribly maimed. Also, how would YOU like to have all the tips of YOUR fingers lopped off just to save some stupid furniture that doesen't love you or can't feel pain? People with declawed cats are too lazy to take 10 minutes every other week to properly trim the nails, and train the cats to use appropriate scrating sites or Soft Paws nail caps. I have 5 cats, all happily with claws, thank you. We have been using Soft Paws for years, and bought all the cool colors. PLEASE use these instead of taking the lazy way out and sujecting your cat to this heinous torture.
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Declawing
Amount: $218.00
Posted by: Deborah J in El Paso, TX.Posted: October 26th, 2010 01:10PM
Breed: SiameseType of Procedure: Declawing/Neutered
Just brought our baby home and he is doing well. The e-collar disturbs him more than the surgeries. He is 19 weeks old and the amount spent included the collar and post surgical care with pain meds. However, his sister (same age) will not go near him and hisses when he is anywhere near her.
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Declawing Experiences Have Been Good
Amount: $170.00
Posted by: Dan Kelly in Rochester, NY.Posted: October 8th, 2010 08:10AM
Breed: Domestic Short HairType of Procedure: disarticulation
I have had 11 cats over the years. 4 of them with claws and 7 front-declawed. My declawed cats (some were adopted that way) act no differently at all than cats with claws. In the past I've taken kittens to get fixed/declawed and they were home the next day like nothing ever happened, running and playing. Now the vets want to charge more and keep them overnight for 3 nights to "observe them". I think it's more traumatic for the cat to have to stay in a cage at the vets than it is to be declawed. Don't believe people who tell you that declawing is cruel. They are spreading a lot of lies and misinformation. Observe for yourself how cats act that have been declawed. Have you seen a child scratched up and scarred by a cat? How about $2000 worth of furniture/carpeting/clothing/window screens destroyed? What a cat can do with his/her claws is much crueler, and every declawed cat I've ever seen acts like it doesn't even know it's claws are missing. My first declawed cats lived 19 and 20 yrs, and they had full lives of love, fun, and play. I have a 13 yr old and 1 yr old now, both front-declawed. The older one still plays and jumps and pounces on toys all the time (when he's not busy eating salmon fillet for dinner). I'm sure if my cats could talk they'd say they are quite happy!
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Declaw nightmare
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Cher in Omaha, NE.Posted: September 26th, 2010 10:09PM
Breed: Domestic Short hairType of Procedure: Declaw front and back
I took my new 2 yr old cat to be declawed 5 days ago. Had 2 other cats declawed back and front no problems and spent 1 day at vet. My cat went in Thursday and it is now Sunday and still not ready to come home. Went to see her Friday and almost cried. I saw bloody mutilated paws that I never have seen in my other 2 cats. Did I make a mistake or was this a screw up? They are not giving me any answers just that she is still bleeding. I did not realize the extent of this surgery until I read about it. Since the other 2 cats had no issues I felt I was doing the right thing. Why is it 5 days and she still is at the vet?
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: cat couple in Seattle in Seattle, WA.Posted: July 31st, 2010 12:07AM
Breed: 6 different type over 30+ yearsType of Procedure:
We have had at least 1 cat in our home over a span of 30+years, total of 7 cats in all. When we got each cat we had it fixed and all 4 paws declawed. Don't believe the horror stories and hype that the cat will have all kinds of problems. None of our's did and each lived a long and healthy life (19-21 years). Now we have adopted a 2 year old cat that was fixed and declawed on the front paws only. We live in the Seattle,on a fixed income, so surgery costs are very important to us. However we are trying to find a veterinarian who will do back paw declawing but have not had any luck. Any suggestions?
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Declawing
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Cynthiana, KY.Posted: July 8th, 2010 06:07PM
Breed: DomesticType of Procedure: Declawing
I was given a kitten who was just weined as a birthday present and he is constantly climbing the curtains. I'm thinking about declawing him but am unsure because he is so young. What's the youngest anyone has declawed their cat? I was thinking about the laser type since its supposed to be less painful.
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I regret it
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Consuelo in New Orleans, LA.Posted: June 8th, 2010 08:06PM
Breed: TabbiesType of Procedure: Declawing
I researched and thought long and hard for months before I considered even deciding on declawing. The vet did not send me home with pain meds, I thought that was odd, he said the anesthesia for surgery was enough. My cats howled for 1 week straight. A year later one of the cats has "phantom pain", she holds her paw up,Im a nurse and asked a patient who has phantom pain what it feels like and he said shooting pains through his body, and the other cat's skin will shake if i touch her paw where her claw used to be. I wish I would of gotten Laser Declawed
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changed temperment
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: Krissy in Carrollton, TX.Posted: May 15th, 2010 01:05PM
Breed: TabbyType of Procedure: Regular Declaw
I had my male orange tabby declawed at age 3 and it did definitely change his personality. He used to be very secure and loving but sadly he did change; he is not very secure and he is very afraid of everything, which makes him act out. He is very mean to strangers and he bites. He is generally not a very happy cat. I love him dearly, our whole family does. That will never change. But we have to put him up when people come because they are afraid of him. I know it's only because he's afraid...but it is still hard. I've had cats for 20 years and have had other cats declawed with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I think this is a rare instance but it really hurts me to know that he changed. He did not come home the same. I don't know how I feel about declawing anymore.
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laser declaw
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: Watson's mommy in Warren, MI.Posted: May 10th, 2010 12:05AM
Breed: persianType of Procedure: laser declaw
I had my cat declawed 4 days ago. He seemed a bit out of it for a day but he seems to be doing fine now. He's more annoyed with the e-collar than his sore paws. He's just as loving and sweet as he was prior to the surgery. He wants to jump and play already but I've been discouraging this in order for him to heal. He does not like the Yesterday's News litter...at all! I've noticed he's been very restless and at first I thought it was due to his sore paws. No, it's because he won't use the litter box with the new litter. I let him use his regular scoopable litter then cleaned his paws afterwards. Needless to say, that solved the restlessness. The cost of the declaw included the laser fee, pain meds (during surgery and take home meds), and IV fluids. I wouldn't necessarily listen to the horror stories about changed personality and lack of litter box use as this was not the case with our cat.
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Laser Declawing
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Grace in Whiteville, NC.Posted: April 14th, 2010 11:04AM
Breed: short-haired tabbyType of Procedure:
I'd like to know if anyone has had a 3yr old cat declawed.
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paper litter
Amount: $364.00
Posted by: Allykat in Reynoldsville, PA.Posted: April 6th, 2010 06:04AM
Breed: medium hairType of Procedure: neuter, declaw, rabies, distemper
My cat was kept for 3 days after all these procedures, they wanted to send home the paper litter, but I declined because we had the cat genie, which worked out perfectly fine, the cat genie uses plastic litter that can be washed after every use (flushed actually) but clean it uses safe chemicals, so it's actually more sanitary.
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Declawing
Amount: $170.00
Posted by: JSlaught in Jeffersonville, IN.Posted: April 1st, 2010 10:04AM
Breed: Short hairType of Procedure: Laser
Thanks everyone for your positive comments, taking my 1yr old cat next week to have his done wiht the laser method. It will cost me about $170. I don't want to feel like I am doing something terrible, I love him but he is tearing up furniture and comforters. They can't help it, its natural to want to scratch.
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cat declawing
Amount: $89.00
Posted by: MaryAnn in Albuquerque, NM.Posted: March 23rd, 2010 11:03PM
Breed: short hairType of Procedure: laser declaw
In and out the same day, and the first night my cat was pretty sedated. The next day he started hobbling around, and by evening he got the bandages off. By day 3, you wouldn't know anything had been done to him. No bleeding at all. He just didn't like paper shreds in the litter box.
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NEUTER
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: brandie in southbend, IN.Posted: February 26th, 2010 05:02AM
Breed: short hairType of Procedure: neuter
i had two cats neutered at the neuter scooter when it was in south bend indiana i took them in at 9 am and picked them up at 8pm the same day they gave them pain shots and a tatoo in thier so anyone who found them knew they were already fixed I pyed 50.00 for each cat the day of the appoiintment if you register before that dasy its only 40.00 just go to neuterscooter.com to see when they will be near you!!!
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declawing
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: K in chalfont, PA.Posted: February 24th, 2010 12:02PM
Breed: short hairType of Procedure: declaw
Included laser declaw, blood work, pain meds. My cat stayed overnight for 2 days. NO BLEEDING AT ALL! He did great! I also did the chip that is inserted in his skin for if he gets lost, I registered him. Lastly,I used yesterday news for litter, he loved it.
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Declawing
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: Bullseye in Little Rock, AR.Posted: February 2nd, 2010 07:02AM
Breed: Feral short-hairType of Procedure: Declaw
I just had my 4-5 month old cat adopted. I never liked cats, but when this feral kitten showed up in the middle of a thunderstorm and cried to get in, I just couldn't say no. She quickly tore up my brand new living room furniture, my legs, face, and arms, so I had her declawed when she was spayed. I debated long and hard due to the ethical implications of declaw, but it is the BEST decision I could have made for both of us. She stayed over 2 days and by the time she got back the only different I noticed was a few stitches and the fact that I wasn't constantly bleeding. If anything, the surgery has improved her temperament!
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neuter
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: piercezMomma in appleton, WI.Posted: January 11th, 2010 12:01AM
Breed: doemesticType of Procedure: neuter
Great, he doesn'tspray any more and is so much mor well behaved!
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Declawing
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Toni in Alex City, AL.Posted: January 7th, 2010 07:01AM
Breed: long hairType of Procedure: disarticulation
Had my male cat nuetered and declawed at the same time. He did very well, other than one claw did grow back but has not gotten infected or anything (he likes to sharpen it, lol) Have a female now and tried to just use soft paws. They are VERY hard to apply because she will not stay still long enough and we have to force her to stay put. I'm afraid we are going to hurt her trying to do it, and she won't keep them on for long. Going to get her declawed laser procedure next week.
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already declawed
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: marci ghorley in dallas, NC.Posted: May 5th, 2009 02:05PM
Breed: long hairType of Procedure: ???
My kitty was declawed front and back when I adopted her from the pound two years ago. She still scratches on things like a cat with claws would do. It is very amusing seeing her play like she is "a vicious kitty" knowing she can't claw me.
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Need advice
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Lindsey in Powell, OH.Posted: March 23rd, 2009 07:03AM
Breed: Short Hair MixedType of Procedure: -
So, I just adopted my kitty (well shes 1)from the humaane society and she is not declawed, i cant decide which procedure to do laser or traditional or just buy soft claws? My roomates kitty is declawed and I'm afrid she may hurt her when playing, plus a new kitty is joining our family soon? Any helpful ideas or tips?
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Declawing
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Susie in Tucson, AZ.Posted: February 25th, 2009 11:02AM
Breed: mixType of Procedure:
I had a large cat declawed and he had a hard time because he had multi toes. I have a new cat and he's ruining my furniture. I put soft paws on him, he ripped them off. I didn't want to have the "normal" declawing so when I checked about laser declawing it's $450.00 in my area which is more than I can afford.

Does anyone know of a GREAT vet in the Tucson, Arizona area that does laser?
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declawed cats
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: m in boylston, MA.Posted: January 9th, 2009 04:01AM
Breed: DSHType of Procedure: disarticulation
Ihad three cats that were all declawed when they were four months old.We had just their front paws done and there was never a problem with infection or pain that we could see by their running and jumping the following day. The all lived very long lives. Two to 18 years of age and one 21 years. They even got outside a few times (we tried never to let them out, but sometimes they slipped by us) and lilled chipmonks and birds! One of them even climbed a tree. We now have two new babies that have been declawed and they are still loveable and crazy. We, of course have started training to make sure that they don't got outside. This time around the cost was 225 each for the disarticulation surgery. I hope this helps anyone that is considering having this done.
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: a user in Nebraska in Hastings, NE.Posted: December 5th, 2008 01:12PM
Hey.. I had my 6 yr orange tabby declawed with a laser when he was 6 mo old. The vets say its better when they are younger. He barely noticed and is doing fine to this day. My mom had her cat that was 1 yr old done with the older method.. not sure which and that seemed to be more painful to them. Quite a bit of healing was involved. Laser is better... i think, but I just talked to my vet today about it and she said that it can actually hinder healing because it burns the site shut??? I dunno what she was talking about because codderizing(sp?) it would do the same i think.
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Mommy of 4 feline babies!! in Baton Rouge & Lafayette, LA.Posted: August 3rd, 2008 09:08AM
Breed: DHS & DLHType of Procedure: Declaw
I have 4 cats and all 4 have been declawed. I had 3 cats declawed in Baton Rouge, LA and 1 was declawed in Lafayette, LA. None of my babies had any trouble except they refused to use the shredded paper instead of litter, so we had to let them use their regular litter and then clean their feet. All 4 cats are super loving, and still use the "scratching post" regularly. It's quite cute to watch! I believe that people who post horror stories about how awful and painful it is for cats have never actually had or seen a cat after it's been declawed. My cats were groggy for a couple of days from the anesthesia, but other than that, played and acted perfectly normal!
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: user in Youngstown, Ohio in Austintown, OH.Posted: August 1st, 2008 06:08PM
Breed: Medium haired tabbyType of Procedure: Declaw
I used a facility in Youngstown, Ohio called Animal Pet Clinic and they were fine. They kept him for a day and a half (per my request not to stay longer) and he was okay by the time I brought him home. After just one day, he was jumping on furniture and so forth. I was suprised. As stated above, don't worry about the horror stories other state. My cat was a loving cat before and has the same temperant after.
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Cat Lover in Marietta, GA.Posted: May 29th, 2008 03:05PM
Breed: Angoran/DSHType of Procedure: Declaw
I had both of my cats Declawed in 2002 with a laser procedure. They both recovered with no bandages, no blood, No Problems, they just didn't like torn paper in the litter box for 10 days. 6 years later at age 14, they still have had no problems, still like to scratch but no claw marks. Don't allow others to scare you with horror stories that continue to be passed on.
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: jevyn in Rome, GA.Posted: May 14th, 2008 09:05PM
Breed: siameseType of Procedure: declaw
both of my cats were declawed and have never had any problems and are actually nicer and more loving than they used to be. they still sharpen their paws as if they still had claws, it is really amusing.
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Cat Declawing
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: a user in Marietta, GA.Posted: November 20th, 2007 10:11AM
Breed: Short-hairedType of Procedure: Resco Clipper
I used cat care animal hospital in Marietta, GA, and they were wonderful! They kept him for 3 days to make sure he was okay and by the time I picked him up he was already playing with toys and using his paws like normal. He still uses his paws to "scratch" and play like normal, not like many people would have you believe that try to scare you away from the procedure.
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