DECLAWING

Safe & Affordable Declaw Services

Every pet owner wants their pets to have the best of treatment to everything. There are situations when you as the owner of your pet will come to realize that one of the best things to do for them and yourself is to engage our declaw services. Declawing your cat or kitten can be an unpleasant experience and that’s why it is always recommended as the last resort. But often it could be best option.
Do not hesitate to call us at 915.593.0713 and you are always welcome to stop by at anytime and inquire about the procedure, recovery process or your pet specifically. One peculiar thing about us is that we own pets as well and all our team members at Eastwood Animal Clinic will treat your pet with the same affection we give our own. Our services having been serving the El Paso community for over 40 years.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE
DECLAWING MY CAT?

The decision to remove the claws of your cat or kitten shouldn’t be taken with lightly, it’s something you must be sure about.

Below are some of the things that you need to know about declawing and how it affects your pet:

  • Cat claws are attached to the bone (more like fingertips than fingernails)
  • May alter personalities (result in bad or aggressive behavior – like biting)
  • The Recovery process can be a really difficult one (checking in regularly post-operation is necessary to ensure a smooth recovery process)
  • Should be the last option as there are multiple alternatives (training, scratching posts, regular nail-clipping, etc.)
  • Potential further complications

At Eastwood Animal Clinic , we will walk you through the process, potential complications, post-surgery care before commencing any procedure at all. We will be glad to answer every one of your questions.

Through our diplomatic care and years of experience, we make use of the blade declawing procedure. We will remove only the front paw claws.

It will be a very rare and completely different situation for us to remove all four. The procedure requires an incision on each toe to achieve a careful removal while another staff is monitoring and tracking your pet’s pulse, blood pressure, and vitals. This allows us to ensure their safety and comfort through the procedure.

At the completion of the removal, these incisions are typically closed using dissolvable sutures, followed by a recovery process. We do our utmost best to ensure that the whole of the process is as quick, painless and safe as it could be.

The process of the recovery is always between 2-6 weeks after the operation.

The Paws are bandaged up immediately after the procedure and the bandage remains there for 24 hours. We will keep monitoring them during this recovery time and if peradventure they experience severe pain, then we will administer a sedative or pain medicine for them.

After the bandage is removed, your cat is kept for a specific period of time while they recover and adjust. This will allow us track their recovery and ensure they get the full rest required for them to get back to bouncing on all four paws.

As they recover, we recommend that shredded paper be used over kitty litter due to the sensitivity of their paws.