Laser declawing

orieJanuary 30, 2010

Anyone heard of this procedure? Suppose to be the latest thing in declawing. Doesn't involve removing the joint just lasering the claw. If you've heard of it or have had it done to your cat, pls. let me know your opinion. Thanks.

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weed30

The last joint is still amputated with laser surgery. Pain and recovery time seem to be improved.

Laser surgery is another option available for declawing your cat. A laser declaw surgery requires anesthesia and amputation of the bone and nails (as in traditional declaw surgery). However, a surgical laser can offer several advantages to a scalpel. As it cuts, the laser automatically seals small blood vessels and nerve endings around the cut, which means less bleeding and less pain. Patients can thus experience a quicker return to their normal activities.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 4:33PM
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live_wire_oak

It's still amputating the toes. Just not with as much blood shed.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 5:49PM
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furryfriends50

Declawing is still declawing. It is the same as getting the top joint of your fingers cut off...

Please check out these sites:

http://www.de-clawing.com/
http://www.declawing.com/
http://amby.com/cat_site/declaw.html
http://www.felinefuture.com/health/declawing.php
http://www.talktothevet.com/ARTICLES...tdeclawing.HTM
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body...ernatives.html

and a few alternatives to declawing:
http://www.purrfectpaw.com/
http://www.softpaws.com/

Please don't declaw!!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 6:26PM
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Meghane

There is less pain and less blood with laser declawing but as mentioned above the procedure is still the same. You still amputate the toes from the last joint; otherwise the nails grow back.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 10:25AM
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orie

I guess declawing is out then. I could never declaw another cat. I was hoping the laser option was just removing the claw without the joint removal but I guess I wasn't informed enough so thanks for letting me know it's no different.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 1:36PM
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mazer415

Just teach your cats not to use their claws on the furniture. Provide a scratching board or post for them to sharpen their claws on and encourage them to use it...good luck

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 5:53PM
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fandlil

Some people have had success with SOFT PAWS. Worth a try.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 7:10PM
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