Surgical Services

Declaw

The declaw procedure is highly debated in the United States. That is because the procedure is actually a surgical amputation of the last joint in your cats’ toes, performed under general anesthesia. It is painful and non-reversible. And we ask that you consider all options when deciding if it is the correct decision for you and your cat.

There are options other than declawing to help prevent your cat from scratching furniture or people.

  • Scratching posts
  • Regular trimming of nails
  • Soft paws (vinyl claw caps placed with glue)

Cats also can never be outdoor cats once declawed, as they cannot defend themselves. You are committing to making her an indoor cat for her entire life.

If you do decide to go ahead with the declaw procedure, it is best to do when cats are under a year of age. Older cats also have a more difficult and longer recovery period. We will not declaw cats older than 2 years of age. We only declaw the front feet, and only declaw a cat that is altered or going to be altered (spayed/neutered) at the time of the declaw.

The cost for declaw is $140.00, which includes one overnight stay and pain medication for 5 days.

Other surgical services

We offer a wide range of other low-cost surgical procedures at affordable prices. Please call (216) 251-7387 to discuss your pet's needs. A consultation exam ($15.00-25.00) may be required prior to scheduling surgery [see outpatient appointments]. Some of the procedures we offer include:

  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Cryptorchid neuter
  • Deciduous (baby) teeth removal
  • Mass Removals
  • Biopsy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Amputations
  • Wound repair
  • Abscess treatment
  • Ear hematoma repair