Declawed cat and no problem at all for six years
I adopted a four year old declawed cat six years ago. I advertised for one since I had antique furniture and did not want the cat sharpening claws on it.
My cat has never showed the slightest problem or pain with her front paws. Yes, they do look a little funny.
Yes, she goes through the motions of sharpening her claws on her three scratching posts AND the antique furniture. She kneads with immense power and still has a remarkable, powerful grip. If we had mice in the house, she’d get them quickly, claws or no claws.
If I had to do it again I’d still advertise for a declawed cat, because this little girl has been the most delightful companion and hasn’t shown any ill effect from the operation.