There are many reasons why you should not declaw your cat that you may not have known about. Many countries around the world have even banned the procedure since it is not in the best interest of the cat. If you have a cat and have been considering getting the procedure done, please read these reasons why you should not declaw your cat before making a decision.
One of the biggest reasons why you should not declaw your cat is the amount of pain the cat will go through. This isn’t just temporary pain after the surgery, either. Removing the claws of a cat changes the way the cat’s foot touches the ground and that can cause pain similar to a person who wears shoes that are too tight. The removal of claws can also cause back pain in a cat as well. These are the long-term pain effects of clawing your cat. There is, of course, the excruciating pain the cat will experience immediately following surgery as well.