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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Declawed Cat Grows Painful, Spiraling Nail After Owner Amputates Cat’s Knuckles

Paws have claws. That’s one of nature’s laws.

But some cat owners believe that they should get their cats “declawed,” or to have their fingers and toes cut off at the last knuckle. To others, this declawing process is tantamount to mutilation.

Veterinarian Rachel Fuentes posted on Facebook the gruesome aftermath of a cat that had undergone a declawing procedure where part of the nail tissue was left accidentally. Rarely, viable nail tissue gets left behind, and as the nail cannot grow out and become worn down, it can grow in a spiral embedded in the flesh. In this case, the nail burst open the cat’s wrist in a mass almost as big as a ping-pong ball.

To read more on this story, click here: Declawed Cat Grows Painful, Spiraling Nail After Owner Amputates Cat’s Knuckles




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