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Declawing for Cats

Procedure: Declawing (onyxectomy) is an orthopedic surgical procedure which involves an amputation of the third phalange, which is a little bone, located at each finger extremity. We do not only remove the nails, but we must also cut ligaments, nerves and also remove the little bone where the nail is embedded.

  • The procedure is performed under general anesthesia
  • A tourniquet must be used around the paw during the amputation to prevent bleeding.
  • A tissue glue is used to close the skin at each finger ends to control post-operative bleeding, bandages are applied after the procedure
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