How Much Is It To Declaw A Kitten?

A: Declawing a kitten is the surgical removal of the last joint of each toe on both feet. In some cases, declawing may be done to relieve pain caused by injury or arthritis. More often, it’s done because declawed cats are seen as more acceptable in certain situations where housemates or visitors might not want an animal with claws. These include rental housing and apartments that prohibit pets with retractable claws. A variety of factors goes into deciding whether a particular cat should have its claws removed before adoption; they include type and severity of the behavior problem, availability for rehabilitation counseling after surgery, and most importantly—the perceived level of risk that a new owner will allow their pet to interact with other animals in their home or work setting who may carry disease such as Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) infection, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), feline herpestosis virus (FHV), rabies virus [Rabies], feline parvovirus [Parvo]… just to name a few! We strongly recommend anyone considering spaying/neutering their cat consider getting them checked out first by your veterinarian’s office for any signs consistent with FeLV / FIV / Herpes 1 & 2 infections prior to making this decision. Some veterinarians also check for oral cancer if these conditions are present but we do not get involved in such screening at our clinics since it has no relation whatsoever to FEL