Veterinarians spread the word about declawing alternatives

April 26, 2016

Veterinarians spread the word about declawing alternatives

Veterinarians are educating cat owners about declawing, including the potential for pain and infection as well as alternative approaches to dealing with natural scratching behaviors. The procedure, illegal in some countries, could be banned in some states. The AVMA recommends declawing only as a last resort, and experts say regular nail trims and gel nail caps are good alternatives.

The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster) (4/23)