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Looks like claw caps caused an infection of the toe and nail — 5 Comments

  1. Cats scream in agony and bounce off the walls all night after declaw when the anesthesia wears off. That’s why it’s always done by the monsters at the end of the day.

    This is from the FB page Cassandra wants her claws back:

    Dr. Nicholas Dodman, author of “The Cat Who Cried for Help,” has this to say about declawing:”The inhumanity of the procedure is clearly demonstrated by the nature of cats’ recovery from anesthesia following the surgery. Unlike routine recoveries, including recovery from neutering surgeries, which are fairly peaceful, declawing surgery results in cats bouncing off the walls of the recovery cage because of excruciating pain. –Declawing fits the dictionary definition of mutilation to a tee. Words such as deform, disfigure, disjoint, and dismember all apply to this surgery. Partial digital amputation is so horrible that it has been employed for torture of prisoners of war, and in veterinary medicine, the clinical procedure serves as model of severe pain for testing the efficacy of analgesic drugs. Even though analgesic drugs can be used postoperatively, they rarely are, and their effects are incomplete and transient anyway, so sooner or later the pain will emerge.”


  2. These caps are a form of abuse plain and simple. Don’t even get me started on greedy, unethical vets and so called pet parents who declaw. If you are too busy and/or too lazy to teach your cat to use scratching posts or value a piece of furniture over your pet’s physical and psychological well being please do not subject any animals to these abuses. Buy a stuffed teddy bear that won’t suffer at your hands that you will probably dump at the shelter because now you don’t want to pay the vet bills from the problems you caused or a declawed cat pees outside the box or bites you. Humans suck.

    • Thanks Michele. Declawing is the worst, claw caps are little better and accepting a cat’s claws is the best and only way to go.

  3. I tip the nail on my cats if they overgrow but for the most part they use the variety of scratchers we provide and it’s not needed.

  4. I have never liked claw cap usage for this exact reason. I have never used a claw cap or even seen one in person, but the likelihood of an infection occurring just makes perfect sense. I hope that all veterinarians and cat guardians are aware and diligent about inspecting their cats’ paws for this possibility. Poor kitty. 😢😢😢

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