HomeCat AnatomySelective Declawing in Polydactyl (Mitten-toed) Cats?

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Selective Declawing in Polydactyl (Mitten-toed) Cats? — 1 Comment

  1. I did have a polydactyl cat in the 80s who DID have to have one claw removed because it was a “super claw” and was growing into the toe next to it. The claw was sideways, not facing forward like a normal claw, and grew very quickly after trimming. I was hoping I would not have to resort to having it removed, but that claw caught in everything, and the toe itself became fractured. I had it removed, and the kitty felt much happier that he wasn’t getting caught on things, and hurting his toe. The rest of his claws were intact.

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