Do declawed cats bite more?

Cat biting

Yes, declawed cats bite more. A recent research project published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery concerning 137 declawed cats and 137 non-declawed found that biting in declawed cats occured three times more often than in non-declawed cats. One reason given is that declawed cats are in pain and discomfort and lash out when touched. As they can’t use their claws they bite instead.

There are numerous other detrimental effects of declawing both for the cat and the cat’s owner. For the life of me I can’t understand why cat owners ask vets to do it. Declawing stops cats scratching the sofa but the downside for cat owners is enormous and far more profound than the perceived benefit of preventing scratches to a sofa.

You can read more about the huge negative aspects to declawing on the following page:

Declawed cats pee seven times more often outside litter box than non-declawed cats

and see this page for the complications of declawing:

Complications Of Declawing

Source for the biting statistic.

2 thoughts on “Do declawed cats bite more?”

  1. Cats who are declawed by their owners should have the right to bite them daily and pee on their personal property. Instead after mutilating their cat they can now dump it at the shelter where through human allowed butchery they will now most likely get a lethal dose of drugs and be left to die alone. And we call ourselves a nation of animal lovers.

    • Graphic but so true, ME.
      We are barbaric when it comes to our 4 legged friends.
      Our desires become so much greater than the welfare of these poor creatures.
      We declaw, we remove their voice boxes so they don’t bark, we crate them night and day rather than train them, we invest in shock collars…..


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