Claw removed from inside cat’s paw a decade after declawing

November 10, 2017

Claw removed from inside cat’s paw a decade after declawing

A cat that was declawed 12 years ago grew a spiraling nail inside its wrist where part of the nail tissue had been accidentally left behind, according to a Facebook post by veterinarian Rachel Fuentes. The AVMA recommends that declawing, or onychectomy, only after all other methods of minimizing scratching have been tried and failed, and only after the owner has received thorough education about the risks.

Newsweek (11/9)