Probably every owner of a cat or cat faced with a situation where the animal begins to sharpen its claws in the wrong place. The favorite objects for this in four-legged pets are sofas, chairs, armchairs, wallpapers and other interior elements. Whether it is necessary to say what appearance a thing acquires.
To prevent such a nuisance, some owners decide on the “soft paws” procedure. This operation is performed by almost any veterinary clinic. Why is this procedure extremely rarely used? How is cat claw removal? Host reviews should be considered in detail before carrying your pet for surgery.
General information about the procedure
The operation “soft paws” is also called onychectomy. This is a relatively simple procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Before subjecting the animal to this operation, it is necessary to consider the feedback of the owners on the removal of claws in cats. Owners of such animals have two conflicting opinions about this procedure.
The fact is that in the process of surgical intervention, the upper phalanges of the forelimbs are removed from the cat. This removes not only the claw, but also the place of its growth. For some owners of four-legged pets, this operation becomes the only way to leave the animal in their home.
However, a lot of negative reviews makes you wonder many times whether it is worth exposing your cat or cat to such suffering. Many people think that such a surgical intervention is too cruel. There are several arguments for and against claw removal. About all the features of the operation should be found in detail.
When an operation is performed
There are both positive and negative statements about the conduct of onihectomy. Dominated by negative reviews of the owners. The cost of removing claws from cats in Moscow is about 6 thousand rubles. It should be noted that not all veterinarians agree to carry out this procedure. Surgical intervention can be shown only in special cases.
The need for onihectomy is a number of diseases that are rarely seen in cats and cats. For example, the procedure presented may be necessary for an animal if it suffers from epilepsy. In order to protect the cat from injury during an attack, the claws are removed. Also, “soft paws” are shown to be done during deformation of the upper phalanges of the limbs. If the claw tissue is deformed, the animal hurts because of this walk, such an operation is performed.
Some owners worry about the expensive upholstery of their furniture. It is for this reason that they bring the animal to the vet. Also, the absence of claws helps prevent scratches on the skin of the owners and their guests. Many owners of cats and cats who have decided to carry out the operation, later repent of their deeds.
Performing an operation
Considering the prices and reviews of the procedure for cats "soft legs", you must begin with a study of the operation. Claws will be removed only on the front paws of the animal (after all, only the cat spoils the furniture). This is best done when the animal is between six months and a year.
The animal is injected into a state of general anesthesia. The procedure takes about half an hour. The postoperative period is about 3 days. At this time, the animal has bandages on its paws. Be sure to wear a special collar on the cat. The four-legged pet during this time should be in the cage. This will reduce its mobility. In the cat's toilet during the postoperative period it is not possible to pour filler. It is allowed to use plain paper.
In the next few weeks, the owners should pay maximum attention to their cat. He will get used to his new state. At this time there is a risk of injury. If the operation is performed by an unprepared person, without an appropriate level of qualification, the animal may remain disabled for the rest of his life.
Why do people choose this operation?
The operation to remove the claws of cats, according to many, is a mockery of the animals. However, the veterinarians still receive a lot of four-legged pets, whose owners still decided on this procedure.
Even with all the consequences of claw removal, in some cases, cat owners do not see another way out. Their pet spoils the furniture, interior and decoration. However, this is not the worst. In some cases, the animal may show aggression towards the owners or their guests. In this case, scratching is difficult to avoid.
If an adult can be asked not to touch the “cute cat”, who is absolutely not inclined to show friendliness to the guests, then the situation is different with the children. If the cat owners have a small child, the four-legged pet may show interest in the movements of the baby. If there is a chance that the cat will cause injury to the baby, the owners, of course, decide to subject the cat to an unpleasant procedure.
Considering the real reviews about the removal of the claws of a cat, you can note a lot of negative statements. In addition to various complications, the procedure injures the animal both physically and mentally. In the veterinary clinic can recommend a variety of different options that will allow to train a cat.
You can also shave off claws with special scissors. However, this procedure has several disadvantages. When trimming claws, they begin to grow faster. In this case, the animal experiences irresistible craving to sharpen them. Interior items will also suffer.
You can buy special rubber tips on claws. They protect not only furniture, but also surrounding people from scratches. Such devices can be purchased at veterinary pharmacies. However, the best way experts called competent training.
Effects of the operation
The consequences of cat claw removal can be quite serious. If the procedure is performed by an unqualified specialist, there is a risk of developing a multitude of pathologies. Kotu can be painful to walk. He will limp.
Morbidity during movement will lead to the fact that the animal will be inactive. This will lead to the development of other ailments. First of all, the pet's small mobility will affect the liver, kidneys, heart, stomach, and lungs.
Even if the procedure is performed correctly and without complications, it will be difficult to navigate the cat's space. He can fall from a height, bad balance. In addition to physical inconvenience, psychological trauma is necessarily manifested. The animal feels defenseless and depressed.
After a properly performed procedure, the cat gets used to its new state for about 3 months. However, this operation often leads to various complications. For example, the removal of claws causes weakening of the muscles of the paws. The animal is experiencing pain when moving. Therefore, it stops moving a lot, running.
The inflammatory process may also begin. The wounds on the paws heal very slowly. In this case, there is a risk that new claws will try to grow on the spot of the remote phalanges. This requires a new, more complex and painful operation. In some cases, the animal dies after surgery due to blood loss.
It is for this reason that such an operation is carried out only as a last resort.
In addition to the physical agony experienced by the animal, there is another important negative factor during the “soft paw” procedure. Removing claws in cats causes psychological trauma. This animal is a hunter by nature. Claws are a means of protection.
A pet that lacks the ability to defend itself feels weak and depressed. Letting him out on the street without supervision is impossible. Getting into the wild environment, the cat without claws dies. This should definitely remember the owners of the animal. A pet may experience real depression. He may lose interest in food, games. This leads to a sharp deterioration in the general condition.
In the first few months, going to the toilet can be a real tragedy. It is painful for the cat to bury the excrement. As a result, the toilet begins to be perceived as something hostile. A cat may go to the toilet in an unsuitable place. And he will choose the softest and “safest” places. Wean him from such a habit will be much more difficult than not scratching furniture.
Opinion of veterinarians
Reviews about the procedure for cats "soft paws" leave the vets around the world. Many clinics are decided to conduct a similar operation. However, there are so many veterinarians who, for no amount of money, will make such a procedure without a special prescription.
Experienced professionals around the world do not recommend removing the claws of a cat or cat. They believe that there are many alternative solutions that can be chosen for each animal. Even if the procedure is performed correctly and will not give any physical complications, the mental, emotional state of the cat will significantly worsen.
Owners will need to spend a lot of time in order for their pet to feel protected. Sometimes it is simply impossible to regain the cat’s trust in its owners, according to veterinarians.
Considering reviews about the procedure for removing the claws of a cat, it should be noted that only 25% of the surveyed owners of the operated pets are satisfied with the result. In most cases, people regret having subjected the animal to such agony.
Among the positive reviews you can read a lot of statements about the whole furniture and decoration. Such people claim that the cat no longer scratches them. Guests, children can calmly stroke the cat. However, one should wonder why the animal has previously shown aggression to undue attention. If the guests begin to beat, scare, tease the pet, he will surely stand up for himself. When he does not have claws, the cat will become defenseless. Owners must protect the pet from undue attention.
Host reviews about cat claw removal are mostly negative. 75% of respondents believe that this is a cruel procedure. The healing process takes a long time. It will be painful for an animal to walk during the first week. It will not be able to fully go to the toilet, enjoy life. Veterinarians agree with this opinion.
Even if there are no complications, cats and cats deteriorate their character. The likelihood that the animal will go to the toilet in the wrong place, increases. Looking at the suffering of a cat or a cat during the period of healing is extremely difficult. The owners have to constantly be close to the pet. Even the usual jump to your favorite chair, where the cat likes to sleep, will cause a lot of problems. The cat may fall, be injured. Getting used to a new state is painful and long enough.
Having considered the reviews of the owners about the removal of claws in cats, the opinion of experts, it should be noted a lot of negative statements. There are many alternative solutions that allow the cat to keep its claws and prevent damage to interior objects and scratches on the skin of people.
At what age can the cat's claws be removed?
Owners who are thinking about performing a claw removal operation on a cat are concerned with the question of when to proceed with the procedure. But before going to such extreme measures for cats, having the opportunity of walking, consider that the animal will remain defenseless.
A claw removal kitten should not be done: their soft scratches do not bring harm, the body continues to form. In addition, the child is subjected to such stress is very cruel.
According to the recommendations of the veterinarian, the operation to remove the claws of a kitten is carried out not earlier than 6-7 months. But it will be better to keep within the period from eight months to a year: the cardiovascular system is already strong, and the kitten will have to get used to and re-adapt to life situations to the consequences of walking without claws. Therefore, if the owner has already decided on such measures, then it is not worth waiting and waiting - in the absence of serious medical contraindications, the operation is more easily tolerated at a young age.
Advantages and disadvantages of cat claw removal
Removing claws cat short-lived. But is there any benefit from this? Yes there is. This is the impossibility of furniture damage and the absence of scratches on the skin of households.
But the shortcomings can be counted a number of points:
anesthesia is not just a dream, but stress for the body,
the animal is very sick for a very long time after the operation. The pain is suppressed by various painkillers, which is also considered an intervention in the body,
the phalanx can grow back and you will need a second operation
This is a real stress for a cat, which not every beast experiences without consequences.
a cat without claws is defenseless, and any trip to the street can end in tears,
as a result of onihectomy and the sensation of vulnerability, the pet may set teeth in motion,
the nature of the pet changes, it can become withdrawn,
difficulties with the toilet: sometimes cats refuse to go to the tray because of the inability to rake,
the animal will never fully attack the whole foot, never in its life, which affects its gait.
Therefore, maybe you should think about other ways to protect furniture from cat scratches?
Description of the claw removal operation
For surgery, local anesthesia is sometimes used, but more often general anesthesia is used.
Claws removed entirely with the first phalanx of the finger. A suture, an anesthetic ointment, is applied to the damaged area. Then the foot is bandaged, and a collar is worn around the neck of the cat, which will protect the seams from loosening.
Along with the application of anesthetic ointment injected auxiliary injection.
After the last operation, the consequences may appear:
soft tissue after a similar injury on the legs become inflamed, which is fraught with the beginning of the necrotic process,
the loss of a large amount of blood during the claw removal procedure complicates the healing process,
lack of coordination of movements,
difficulties associated with the release of anesthesia.
Before the operation, they consult a doctor in the clinic and reveal the presence of serious medical indications: a cat sometimes needs to remove 1-2 claws. In any case, first assess all the risks, and then proceed to the procedure.
Rehabilitation of cats after onihectomy
When the cat's claws are removed, the process of recovery after the operation begins, both the condition of the paws and the whole body. Fluffy needs the caring attitude of the owner.
There are a number of nuances in cat care:
anesthesia by injection, if necessary,
daily treatment of wounds,
bandaging needs to be changed regularly,
a visit to the doctor is recommended once a week.
The cat is waiting for the master's love and care, only in this case, she is more likely to recover.
The recovery period after the operation lasts a month. The first days of the cat hurt to get up on its feet, it will interfere with the pain and inconvenience. Then gradually the process of walking is getting better, but the cat can limp.
It is better to remove the claws of the cat first on the front legs, and then on the back. Alternate deletion is allowed. It requires expert advice.
Claw removal cost
If we take into account cat claw removal price within the central district of Russia, the total cost can range from 1,500 to 5,000 rubles. The role is played by the status of the clinic, the skill of the doctor, distance from the city center.
There are veterinarians specializing in surgery, and they should be preferred.
If you call the doctor in order to remove the cat's claws, at home, the price will not increase much, and healing will be faster.
Not always problems with claws of an animal should be solved in such a radical way as onihectomy. After all, you need to consider all the possible consequences and complications for the health and vitality of the pet. There are many ways to wean a cat from damaging furniture, at the same time bringing up a good attitude towards the household.
Here are some alternative removal methods:
Acquisition of a claw is often completely eliminates the problem of turning claws about furniture. Such an interesting object is quite capable of making with your own hands, the main thing is that you need to put the scraper rather,
Using special silicone tips on claws helps protect both furniture and human skin from scratches. Lining are subject to monthly replacement, the animal gets used to them quickly. The cat will not stop scratching furniture, but there will be no trace of such actions,
regular clipping claws can make a full-fledged alternative to the operation. It is better to cut the part off the claw than to completely remove the part of the phalanx and put the pet in danger,
You can do the education and wean the pet to spoil the furniture. Для этого понадобится изучить советы по воспитанию домашних кошек. Однако, это отличный вариант, который улучшит характер киски и позволит ей комфортно себя чувствовать рядом с домочадцами.
You should not rush to such a serious matter as an operation, because without special need you can ruin your pet’s life and harm its health.
Claw removal - onychectomy: pros and cons
Onichectomy is a surgical procedure that involves careful removal of the upper phalanges on the legs of the animal, followed by stitching. Wounds are treated with an ointment with an anesthetic effect, and then bandaged.
This intervention is performed under anesthesia. The owner will have to care for some time after removing the claws of the cat, performing all the doctor's appointments.
Onichectomy is performed for medical reasons:
- the defeat of the claw phalanx with the risk of finger amputation,
- neglected fungal diseases of claws,
- ingrown claw
- uncontrollable aggression in the animal.
There are no other assignments for this intervention. But despite this, many owners deprive cats of natural protection and many important skills necessary for their existence in the environment, only of their own free will.
Of course, if the cat does not visit the street, such an operation will not make it particularly flawed. But we still recommend that you carefully think about this idea and decide to conduct an onychocotomy, properly weighing the pros and cons.
Is it possible to call the procedure for removing claws in cats useful, carrying positive changes in the life of a pet? Certainly not, except in cases where the operation is performed purely for medical reasons.
The benefit of a surgical procedure called "onychectomy" is only in preserving the furniture in the house. The owner will save his property from damage, but at the same time it will cause serious mental trauma and physical damage to his furry friend.
Negative sides are observed already on the first day after the procedure. Poor health, lack of appetite, the impossibility of self-movement - not all the tests that fell to the lot of the operated animal.
After a while the wounds will heal, the cat will begin to gradually recover, appetite and the possibility of independent movement will appear, but it will never be able to become the same. In fact, your cat will remain disabled for life. All because of the consequences of onihectomy, which we now will tell.
Consequences: physical, psychological
Radical claw removal operations in domestic cats and cats often have very serious consequences:
- The cat suffers from agonizing pains.
- Long rehabilitation rehabilitation.
- Great risks of wound infection and prolonged bleeding.
- Violation of gait and grace. The cat has to step on the whole foot, there is a noticeable limp. But, for a start, the animal will have to learn to walk anew for a long time, which will also create a lot of psychological problems.
- Due to the pain and unusualness of the cat becomes inactive, which negatively affects the health of internal organs. Doctors say that many cats after onihekotomii quickly develop diseases of the liver, lungs, stomach and other vital organs.
- Risks of the development of the inflammatory process, which will require a new operation, in which severe bleeding may occur, which is fraught with death.
- Due to irregular gait, which forms an increased load on the spine, the cat may develop diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
- Reduced immunity, susceptibility to various diseases.
- Due to the large loss of blood after the operation, the cat may die.
Onichectomy entails other problems associated with the mental health of the pet. Loss of claws is perceived by a cat very hard, it can become withdrawn and fearful, depressed and refuse to eat for a long time.
Claws for representatives of the cat kind - an important means of protection and without them they lose their natural ability to defend against the enemy. The loss of this skill also negatively affects the psyche of the animal.
After removing the claws, the cat will not be able to jump from a height, and even trips to the tray will deliver a lot of discomfort, because now it will be painfully painful to bury its excrement. Some cats who have lost claws refuse to go to the tray at all and are looking for softer places in the house, which causes new troubles for the owners.
As we can see, the cons of such a procedure is much more. Before you take your pet to the veterinary clinic to remove the claws, think again whether it is worth such a sacrifice your favorite sofa or upholstered chair? But can a living being be still more expensive than household items in a house, which can always be changed, without prejudice to a tailed friend?
At what age can onihectomy be performed
A radical operation to remove the claws of cats is carried out at any age. The most optimal time is from 6 months to a year. Pre-veterinarian sends the animal for tests and examinations to check the health of the cardiovascular system. This will determine the risks to the life of the animal after the introduction of general anesthesia.
According to the results of the survey, the veterinarian determines exactly when such a procedure can be carried out and assigns a specific time. If a kitten’s health problems are identified, the specialist will recommend the owner to refrain from radical intervention in order not to risk the life of the pet.
The claw removal operation is carried out in specialized veterinary clinics. Some owners agree with an experienced doctor about onihectomy at home for a fee, believing that the cat in the home walls will be easier to bear this intervention.
How much is the claw removal for cats and cats?
So, if you have already seriously thought about conducting an operation called “soft legs”, you will, of course, be interested in the question - how much does such a procedure cost in Russia?
The cost of onychectomy is ambiguous and depends on the location and level of the veterinary clinic chosen for this procedure. In Moscow and the Moscow region, the price varies between 3000-5000 rubles. In other regions of the country, such intervention can be carried out at a more democratic price (the average cost is from 1000 rubles).
You can find out the exact prices for a claw removal operation by calling the veterinary clinic in your city.
Do not try to find the cheapest medical facilities for onyhectomy! Choose a reputable clinic with experienced veterinarians.
Do not try to save money on the health of your furry friend. A radical operation is a rather serious intervention that only a qualified veterinarian should perform!
Care for the cat after the procedure
After onihectomy, the cat must be provided with comprehensive care, strictly fulfilling all appointments of the attending veterinarian.
After the operation, the animal's legs are bandaged, and a special collar is worn around the neck. On the first day, the cat leaves after anesthesia, the owner should not leave her without attention. After anesthesia, the pet's condition will be insane, so there is no need to lay the cat on high-placed pieces of furniture. It is better to lay a soft litter on the floor, which will eliminate the risks of falling and traumatizing.
Enhanced care will be required in the first week after a radical intervention. To eliminate pain syndromes and speedy recovery, the doctor will prescribe a complex of drug therapy.
What will need to do the owner of the operated animal:
- regularly change dressings and treat wounds with special means prescribed by a veterinarian,
- make sure that the cat does not remove the protective collar, without which it can gnaw the bandages and stitches, which is fraught with serious consequences,
- you may have to make painkillers injections (as recommended by the doctor)
- also not to do without antibiotic therapy,
- Every 3-4 days, the cat needs to be shown to the vet,
- In the event of bleeding or other adverse effects, the pet should be taken as soon as possible to the clinic where the operation was performed.
The rehabilitation period lasts for 3-4 weeks, and sometimes longer. All this time, the owner needs to be extremely attentive to his furry friend.
Reviews of owners and veterinarians
Before deciding on a cat's claws surgery, we recommend that you review veterinarian reviews about this procedure:
- most doctors consider this intervention, performed solely at the request of the owner of the cat, and not according to medical indications, inexpedient and even mocking,
- a cruel procedure in relation to an animal often causes quite a few serious consequences, therefore many experienced doctors consider such risks to be absolutely unjustified,
- many veterinarians essentially refuse onyhectomy in the absence of medical indications,
- onychectomy is officially prohibited in European countries,
- few of the doctors approve of such intervention, but still agree to remove the claws of an unfortunate animal, doomed to a painful existence until the end of his days.
Even if your cat is scratching the baby and the furniture in the house, there are many other alternative methods to combat this habit. If it is impossible to do without surgery, doctors in modern clinics can offer a more loyal procedure - removal with a laser. After such an intervention, the risks of complications are reduced.
Well, now let's get acquainted with the opinion of the owners of the cats, who once decided to conduct onyhektomii.
Positive feedback from the hosts:
- there are no scratched walls and torn furniture in the house,
- Children can safely play with the cat, without fear of damage.
Negative feedback from owners:
- quite a long and complicated paw healing process,
- it hurts to look at the suffering of an animal,
- the cat starts to go to the toilet in the wrong places,
- it is already scary to leave a pet alone, because now she has become defenseless and can easily get hurt by any wrong movement,
- changed the behavior of the cat for the worse
- you can not go outside to walk
- after removing the claws, the cat began to limp, health problems appeared.
According to surveys, about 75% of owners wished to have a cat's claw removal operation, only 25% noted positive changes in this procedure.
Can I remove claws at all?
Based on the above facts, it can be concluded that such a procedure can be carried out by the decision of the owner of the animal, but is it worth risking the health and life of your tailing friend, or can you still find an alternative solution to the problem of scratching furniture and people?
Wean the cat to spoil the furniture and scratch the children during the game is quite real! There are several effective ways to help you grow an obedient cat without the bad habit of scratching:
- Buy a special accessory - a claw and teach the animal to sharpen claws on this very convenient device! In this simple way you will save expensive furniture in the house and do not deprive your furry pet of protective claws.
- Be sure to shear the cat's claws as they grow, using a special device - the claw cutter. If you find it difficult to cope with this procedure yourself, contact your veterinarian for help. In clinics they perform professional cutting of claws for quite affordable money.
- Weaning the cat to scratch the furniture in a particular place will help spray repeller. It has a very unpleasant smell for the animal. You can buy this tool in a pet store or in a veterinary pharmacy.
- To prevent the cat from scratching children, teach them to play with animals without the use of physical force. As a rule, cats do not scratch for no reason, this gesture is performed solely for the purpose of self-defense.
- Quite effectively, special claws, visually resembling a nice manicure, work. Such devices will not allow your kitty to scratch walls, furniture and other objects in the house. You can buy a wonderful lining for sharp claws in the pet store.
It doesn't matter what kind of cat lives in your house - British, Scottish or ordinary yard Murka, she is a living creature that deserves your attention and care! Do not expose her to agonizing sufferings, think about it several times before deciding to perform a claw removal operation!
Be sure to try using alternative methods to eliminate unpleasant scratching habits. If it does not help, consult an experienced veterinarian and only after that make the right decision, which will determine the fate of your home pet!
As for me, it is a mockery of their animals. Is it really impossible to just buy a scratching post? I also had similar problems with cats, a certain time, but I did not even think to remove animal nails.
Oh, that nonsense. How can you strip the cat claws ?? She immediately turns into an absolutely defenseless creature. And this concerns not only cats, which sometimes walk in the yard, but also domestic ones, including: one unsuccessful jump on the same sofa and without being able to catch at least something, your darling can be injured. And a million reasons why you can not do this.
When our Barmaley starts playing, it can scratch so that “Mama, do not grieve!” We tried to cut our claws to our Barmaley. So, he began to bite this field. We decided that bites on the arms and legs are no better than scratches. Since then, the claws do not cut. On the other hand, he, Barmaley, was heard from afar. Stomping on laminate like a hussar with spurs!
The problem of scratching wallpaper and furniture is probably the most important, after schooling to the toilet. But I completely agree that it is better to remove the claws in a specialized clinic to avoid trouble.
About the procedure
The procedure for removing claws in cats is affectionately called “soft paws,” and scientifically it sounds like onihectomy. This is a surgical operation during which the claw phalanx is completely removed. Onichectomy is performed not only for cats, but also for dogs, primates and even sometimes birds. Surgical intervention occurs under general anesthesia.
Indications for such an intervention in the life of the animal is only the defeat of the claw phalanx. Whether it is mechanical or due to illness, if it is not possible to save the "finger", then the veterinarian will definitely recommend amputated it.
Also, given the biomedical ethics, the indication for the removal of all claw phalanges can serve as uncontrollable aggression of a cat, threatening others. There are no other recommendations for the operation of “soft legs”, it can only be the desire of the owner.
How much does cat claw surgery cost?
The price of total onihectomy varies depending on the level of the clinic and its location. For example, in Moscow and the region the cost ranges from 1.5 thousand rubles to 5. In the regions, prices may be lower.
Deciding to make such a serious operation to your pet, you should not save. The choice is best made in favor of a clinic that specializes in surgery. And even better to choose the one where there is an opportunity to call the doctor at home. If the operation is performed in a cat-familiar setting, it can recover faster.
Reviews of the owners of the removal of claws in cats, as well as opinions on the feasibility of the procedure, are very different. Below are a few reviews from the owners who have decided on this complex operation.
Victoria, hostess Barsika:
“Our Barsik has always been a calm and beloved cat. But at some point he began to show unjustified aggression towards her husband and some other domestic ones. We could not establish the reason, the cat sedatives did not help. Having lost a long struggle, we made a desperate decision - to strip Barsik of claws. The operation was successful, the rehabilitation took a little more than a month. The cat has changed completely, became calm, even somewhat unsociable. Activity is very decreased. I can not say that I regret about the operation, because our problem was completely resolved. ”
Marina, owner of Sonya and Kitties:
“Sonya with us has always been a calm cat. A few years later we decided to make her a friend. So we got a cat. The girls quickly became friends, but sometimes they still fought. Once, Sonia scratched the younger one very much, even had to resort to the help of a veterinarian. It was then that we decided to remove Sonia's claws.
The operation went well, but the rehabilitation period was extremely difficult. The cat was sluggish, appetite is weak, there is not a hint of caress. Over time, Sonia began to step boldly on her paws, but a slight limp remained. Her jumps were timid, she could not balance on the high shelves. Sonia began to completely ignore the tray. Of course, we solved the issue of cat fights once and for all, but we completely lost our darling. I am very sorry that I took this step. ”