How Old Before You Can Declaw A Kitten?

“Kittens need to be declawed for medical reasons. Declawing is a surgical procedure performed on cats and it should only be done by a veterinarian or veterinary nurse with extensive experience in this field. To declaw, the first nail (the dew claw) of each toe has to be removed. The second and third nails are usually left because they also aid scratching behavior; however, if those nails grow long enough to become an annoyance then they can also be cut as well. It might take up to three weeks after surgery before the cat begins using his front claws again, which makes sense since he will have been missing them for quite some time!” – Katherine