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1. Ablation of a toenail or fingernail.
2. veterinary medicine Surgical removal in felines of distal phalanges of all digits of forefeet, less commonly of hind feet. Procedure involves disarticulation of the P2/P3 junction and subsequent removal of entire P3 bone, at the terminus of which the claw is seated.
Synonym(s): declawing
[onycho- + G. ektomē, excision]
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Declawing is an operation that involves the entire or partial amputation of bones in a cat's front feet.
However, vets would still be allowed to perform a declawing for medical reasons.
The rationality of declawing as a management practice must be verified by more extensive investigations in other strains.
"FELISCRATCH is a lasting solution that we believe will revolutionize feline veterinary care and could one day make declawing a procedure of the past."
Manual declawing of crabs is practiced in many fisheries, including the southern Florida stone crab Menippe mercenari (Ehrhardt 1990), the northeast Atlantic deep-water red crab Chaceon affinis, the southern Iberian fiddler crab Uca tangeri (Oliveira et al.
The issue of declawing is quite controversial, and I completely understand that there are many people who share your sentiment that it should never be done.
Last May, Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D) introduced Assembly Bill 1297, that would make New York the first state in the country to officially ban declawing.
John D'Amico, the city councilman who sponsored the ban, says fashionable clothing can be made "with other materials that don't require systematic cruelty to animals." Animal fights groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hope others will follow the lead of West Hollywood, whose 2003 ban on cat declawing inspired similar laws in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Fifth, the judge ignored a California Court of Appeals decision holding that [section] 460(b) did not preempt an ordinance banning the declawing of healthy animals, which requires amputating healthy bone, ligaments, and tissue.
While some think declawing is a simple surgery that removes the cat's nails, it is actually a painful procedure involving the amputation of the last bone of each toe.
In the third edition of their history of modern Ireland, Hachey (history, Boston College) and McCaffrey (history, Loyola University, Chicago) bring the story up to the end of 2009 and the declawing of the Celtic Tiger.
They don't injure the cat and have been designed to cover claws without discomfort, saving cats from the cruel declawing procedure performed in the US.That said.I would try placing one 'fake nail' first to see how your cat gets on.