Declawing Cats: Issues & Alternatives - Medical, ethical, and
behavioral issues, alternatives, and links.
Animal Planet: Claws - Explains the facts about cats' claws.
Animal Planet: Declawing - Why cats scratch with alternatives
Animal Planet: Scratching - Explains the scratching reflex and
how to deal with scratching problems.
- California Anti-Declawing
Bill - Legislation to ban declawing cats in California.
- Cat Scratching.com
- Information from a veterinarian on how to solve scratching
problems without declawing.
Cats International: The Truth About Declawing - Discusses
declawing plus how to build a scratching post.
- CatsInfo: Facts
Behind Declawing Your Cat - Facts about declawing and
alternatives to declawing your cat.
Health Committee: Declawing - Guidance statement on the
declawing of cats from the Cat Fanciers' Association.
- De-clawing -
Information about the effects of declawing and links to additional
Declawing - Information and links about declawing. Content
Declawing - Do You Really Understand What This Means? -
Discussion of what declawing a cat really means with links to
related sites. (Content warning)
Declawing Cats: Manicure or Mutilation? - Opinions on the
declawing of cats. Includes an explanation of why cat claw
objects, understanding declawing and a three-point plan to deter a
cat from destructive clawing. With references. From PETA.
Declawing: Disclose and Wait - Information about the procedure
and the consequences of declawing cats.
- Declawing: The
Facts and Alternatives - Describes why claws are important,
the declaw surgery procedure including tendonectomy surgery,
behavioral and physical consequences and gives alternatives to
- Declawing: What You Need
to Know - Information to educate you in your decision to
declaw your cat with a list of countries in which declawing cats
is either illegal or considered extremely inhumane.
Declaw - Facts about declawing cats with related links.
Dragon's Lair: Declawing Cats-Making a Humane Decision -
Describes why claws are important to a cat and why they scratch.
Explains what declawing is and what the risks and alternatives
are. Includes links.
East Bay SPCA: Cats and Their Claws - Offers information about
and arguments against declawing.
- Educate Don't Amputate
- A collection of articles about declawing, photographs of the
surgery, webring, message board, and mailing list.
Facts About Declawing - Explains onychectomy(declawing) in
detail including physical, psychological and behavioral
Feline Future: Declawing of Cats - Examines the implications
of declawing for the cat and addresses some of the myths about
Feline Scratching - Discusses why cats scratch and how to stop
a cat from scratching. Discourages declawing.
FeLions - The Ferocious FeLions internet support group for
de-clawed Kitties to get help from Kitties who still have their
HSUS: Destructive Scratching - Describes why cats scratch and
what to do about problem scratching. Also puts the Humane
Society's view on declawing.
- I Love
Cats: Declawing - An insight into declawing and why cats
scratch. Also how to train a kitten towards acceptable scratching
Declawing Really That Cruel? - Provides information of the
other side of the declawing controversy and explains why, with the
new surgery methods and pain medications, declawing is not cruel.
- The Paw Project -
Based in California. Explains the effect of declawing on both
domestic and on large cats, provides advice and information on
alternate methods to prevent cats from scratching items, project
Pawprints and Purrs: Clawed for Life - Opinions about
declawing. Includes feline anatomy, why cats need claws, how to
prevent damage to furnishings and how to trim claws. With links
Safe Pet Products: Soft Paws Nail Caps for Cats - Soft nail
caps that take care of problem scratching without having to declaw.
Includes instructions and size chart.
Furniture - How to train a cat to scratch its post and not the
- Soft Paws: Alternative to
Declawing - Vinyl caps that glue to a cat's claws to protect
TheCatSite: Problem Scratching and How to Stop It - Why cats
scratch and how to teach them to use the scratching post.
- Veterinarians Who Do Not
Declaw - List of veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada who
refuse to declaw or who declaw only under extreme duress.
About Declawing? - An opinion about declawing cats by Glenda
Moore with related links.
Yahoo! Pets: Scratching - How to deter your cat from
scratching the furniture.