Photo collage added by Michael - laser photo by orsorama (Flickr) - modified.
I already know that cat lovers and animal lovers, for the most part, do not support the declawing of cats. I've watched the videos, heard the horror stories and discussed the subject with many. Truly, I have seen some awful things and realize what declawing means.
I would like, not to throw stones at either side, but to make a few statements concerning the use of Lasers in any kind of pet surgeries..including declawing. I am one who did have our cat declawed by a highly reputable vet with vast laser surgery experience. It cost much more than the traditional declawing but expense was no issue. After speaking with others who had also had their cats declawed by laser and much research, we had our cat declawed.
Our dear one was home in less than 24 hours, had no bleeding and was running the same day. There was no pain and she, after 3 years, has had no problems.
All I say is, if you do have your cat declawed...please consider laser surgery. You will be pleased and your cat will not suffer.