Pet Declawing Services from Our Derby Vet
At El Paso Animal Hospital, our Derby vet team is committed to providing all pets with the quality care and compassion they deserve. We're able to see and treat any number of pets in our office, including not just dogs and cats, but birds and pocket pets as well. Aside from our routine health and wellness services, we're also able to offer pet declawing services.
These are often performed on cats, with the purpose of removing the joints on the front paws that contain the pet's sharp claws. For some pet owners, declawing is a means of addressing unwanted behaviors, such as scratching of furniture and/or carpeting. In our office, we're able to perform state-of-the-art surgical laser declawing, which is the preferred method over traditional declawing techniques.
Exploring Alternatives to Pet Declawing
The decision to declaw a cat is not one that should be taken lightly. After all, the surgery itself involves not just the removal of the claws themselves, but the actual amputation of the first "knuckle" on the cat's paw. With this in mind, it's always recommended that pet owners explore other alternatives to declawing before they decide on this surgery. For starters, some pet owners may find that simply having their cat's nails trimmed and filed down on a regular basis can help to address the problem. In other cases, strategic placement of scratching posts and other cat-friendly items can help to deter cats from scratching on furniture and other areas of the home. There are even specialize nail "caps" that can be placed over the claws of a cat to prevent unwanted scratching.
What to Look for in a Declawing Service
For pet owners who have exhausted their options and are still experiencing unwanted behavioral issues with cat scratching, it is important to find a veterinary team that can perform the safest declawing procedure possible. This is where El Paso Animal Hospital comes in; we're able to utilize a state-of-the-art laser to reduce bleeding and trauma associated with this surgery while improving recovery time for cats as well. We will do everything we can to ensure that your cat's declaw surgery goes as smoothly as possible, and you can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands throughout the procedure.
Request an Appointment With Our Derby Vet Today!
If you'd like to find out more about our pet declaw services, or if you need to schedule an appointment for any of our other services offered, please give our Derby vet a call today! You can reach El Paso Animal Hospital by calling our office directly at (316) 788-1561.