How much does it cost to declaw your kitten?

How much does it cost to declaw your kitten?

Expect to pay between $200 and $500 for a declaw depending on the age and weight of your cat. A young cat whose declaw is done while already under anesthesia for a spay or castration will be less expensive. As kitties grow older they put more weight on their paws and have larger blood vessels.

Is it OK to declaw kittens at any age?

Yes, it is true that young kittens seem to recover faster than older cats, but it’s not because they feel any less pain or have suffered any less trauma. Declawing cats isn’t ok at any age. Alternatives to Declawing Cats

What’s the procedure for declawing a cat?

Dr. Richardson says that declawing cats “irreversibly physically alters a cat for the purposes of changing its natural behavior, most often performed for the convenience of the pet owner.” The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and the cost varies on the nature of the technique, surgical time, and the location of the clinic.

How long does it take for a cat to heal after declawing?

As long as there are no complications, most cats heal fairly well and are back to normal within five days after surgery. Despite the backlash that surrounds declawing, many pet owners choose to go forward with the procedure. Animal cruelty may be a consideration, but some cats are excessively violent when it comes to using their claws.

What are the pros and cons of declawing cats?

The biggest consequence of cat declawing is chronic pain. “Cats are very good at hiding signs of pain and discomfort, so they can be uncomfortable for many years without you knowing,” Dr. Richardson explains.

What is the age limit a cat can be declawed?

There Are Age Limits for Declawing Cats. The minimum age at which most vets will declaw a kitten is around three months old, although some may prefer to wait until the animal is slightly older. A young kitten’s bones are softer, which makes the procedure a little easier to perform.

What is the oldest a cat can be to get declawed?

Cats can be declawed at any age, as long as they are not elderly and/or in poor health. If your cat is 2 years old, that’s not considered too old for declawing, as long as she is in good health.

What is the age limit on spay and declawing cats?

Between 3 and 6 months of age is ideal. Typically, our veterinarians suggest you declaw your cat at spay or neuter time. For many cats, that’s around 5 or 6 months of age. If your kitten is already spayed or neutered, we may perform the declaw surgery earlier. The recovery time is much quicker when cats are young.

How soon can you declaw a cat?

The ideal age for cat declawing procedure is when the kitten is between 8 – 16 weeks old. In fact the younger the pet is, the better will be the results of declawing. If done at an early stage before 6 months of age, the pet gets adjusted to the declawed toes properly.