Cat Declawing in North Richland Hills
Cats have the natural scratching behavior, but sometimes it conflict with the upkeep of your household property or the cat behave aggressively. The surgical procedure to declaw a cat is performed at Cornerstone Animal Hospital if all other methods fail in preventing scratching. This procedure is weighed against the chances of a cat being abandoned, ill-treated or euthanized.
Safe Cat Declawing in Southlake
The Veterinarians at our Pet Hospital take utmost care in evaluating the cat. As in any other surgical procedure The Veterinarians perform pre-anesthetic blood work and use very thorough anesthetic protocols tailored to individual pets to make sure the safety of anesthesia. Very judicious use of safe pain medications is part of the recovery protocol to ensure the comfort of your pets during and after the procedure.
We always encourage owners not to let their cats out after the procedure, as they will be unable to defend themselves.
Our top priority is providing the highest-quality of veterinary care to each pet we treat. Every policy and medical procedure supported by our practice has been put in place with the health and wellness of pets in mind.
Providing Quality Surgical Care For Your Cat
Our veterinarians perform a surgical declawing if a cat is aggressive to the pet owners or if the cat cannot be trained to refrain from using its claws destructively in the home. Unfortunately, all are not trainable and in such a situation surgical declawing procedure will result in fewer cats being abandoned or euthanized. Once declawed, we strongly recommended that your cat live indoors since the ability to defend itself is compromised. As a general rule, this surgical procedure can be performed at any age but younger cats recover very quickly.
Expert Feline Care at our Animal Hospital in Colleyville
At Cornerstone Animal Hospital veterinarians always recommend pre-anesthesia blood work to make sure that the patient is safe to be anesthetized. The veterinarians perform this procedure with careful selection of anesthetic protocols, anesthesia management and monitoring with multi-parameter monitoring equipment all throughout the procedure by skilled technician. We also make sure that the cat gets appropriate type and amount of pain medications during and after the procedure. Nerve blocks are administered in addition to the pain injections to alleviate pain during and after the dewclaw procedure. All our surgery patients are administered intravenous fluids through an IV catheter all throughout the procedure. The declaw patients stay with us for a day to make sure they are comfortable after the surgery.
Schedule a Consultation and Learn More about Cat Declawing in North Richland Hills
If you would like to see if cat declawing is right for your feline, contact Cornerstone Animal Hospital in Colleyville and surrounding areas at (817) 514-8387 today.