Pet Declawing

Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital offers Pet Declawing services for your pets. Learn more below.

Pet Declawing (front only)

Along with the claw that is visible, the first knuckle—a part of the bone that connects to the paw—must also be removed during the declawing procedure. The intention is to stop the claw from growing again, but this does not totally remove the possibility. We call this procedure an amputation for this reason. Each paw has had five toes amputated, technically. The limb is strangulated, then the top of the digit and the claw are cut off using a guillotine cutter. Surgical adhesive is then used to seal the opening.