AVMA Strengths It Position on Declawing
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) met on January 11, 2020. The HOD voted to strengthen and streamline the association’s position on declawing. Click here to see the new position statement
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) changed it position earlier last year Click here to see the AAFP position statement.
Alternatives to Declawing
Scratching is normal behavior for cats. As cat-lovers, we need to provide them with the ability to do so.
We are here you provide your cat with the ability to scratch. Nail trimming is an important part of this and early life training can make this easier. There are new pheromones that are useful. Here is a link to alternatives to declawing.
Legislation banning Declawing
More jurisdictions have begun banning the procedure. Click here to see information about New York state’s new legislation.