However, there are certain times when it goes berserk due to a variety of triggering factors. The bad part is that it shows anxiety and strong emotions through scratching and pawing. It’s very sharp claws could damage your well-loved velvet sofa or carpet. Though this is inevitable, you still can’t take the scene. Thus you may consider de-clawing your cats. If you are thinking of doing so, be guided by the following points first:
Know the Details
If you are a hospital patient, you would want to know the exact details of medical interventions to be rendered upon you. Develop the same concern with your cat. Be familiar with the procedures and expected outcomes of the declawing process. You may think that it is a simple as cutting nails but the truth is really far from this belief. In cat declawing, the veterinarian needs to remove the actual nail bed for the claws to not grow anymore.
Also, some incidences call for the cat’s finger bones to be detached as well. Just imagine the trauma that this situation would bring you and your cat. If you think that you can handle such happenings, then it must be a good idea to pursue the endeavor.
Cat declawing is considered a medical operation; thus it requires the same attention as any other surgeries. Of course, the pain will always be present. This is one consideration you must give much attention to. Usually, veterinarians would give anesthesia to the cats. However, when the medicine subsides upon awakening, the pain will surge through your cat’s pain nerves in an instant. It may be intolerable for a good number of hours; 36 hours at the maximum. Could you handle your cat’s cries for a few days? All the more, complications may arise which could aggravate the pain.
Due to the painful experience, the operation may bring your cat multiple behavioral and emotional changes. If you have an aggressive feline, expect it to up its strong emotions all the more. Since it has lost control over scratching and pawing, it would feel useless. It won’t have any other ways to show anxiety so it would turn to be more aggressive to substitute the lack of control.