Claw removal, or declawing as it is sometimes called, is done under a general anaesthetic and is a major surgical procedure. It is not just a removal of the claw; it is an amputation of the last joint of each toe. Claws are not like our fingernails or toenails, they are part of the last bone in their toes.
Cats use their claws for many varied purposes. They walk and balance on their toes so therefore their joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons are designed by nature for that purpose. Cats