Onychectomy "Declawing"
Declawing is a surgical procedure, also called Onychectomy
Declaw (Onychectomy) is a procedure in cats in which the claw/distal digit is amputated to prevent destruction in the household and to reduce trauma caused by cat aggression. It is a procedure that we perform based on the owner’s request and after careful education and discussion.

If declaw is needed, we recommend only a forelimb declaw (front paws) to allow cats to be able to scratch themselves with their hind paws. We do not recommend declawing cats that are indoor/outdoor as claws help them protect themselves from getting hurt and give them the ability to climb.

We want to set your mind at ease. We understand that surgery isn’t something you and your pet have to deal with often, so we’ll do everything we can to make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.
Declawing is a surgical procedure
Your First Surgery?
You probably have a lot of questions about the procedure needed, the cost, and the recovery time, and we’ll be sure to tell you everything you need to know to make the right decision.

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Spay & Neuter Surgery at Florence Animal Hospital
Feline patients undergoing the declaw procedure receive pain medication pre and post operatively, are given local lidocaine blocks to prevent pain, they are hospitalized overnight for post operative management, and receive a long acting antibiotic injection to prevent infection.
If your pet needs surgery, there’s no need to worry. When you’ve got the experienced, compassionate surgical team at Florence Animal Hospital on your side, you can trust that all of your pet’s surgical needs will be met.
Other Surgery Services
Dog and Cat Preventive Healthcare
We offer a full array of pet surgery services for your four-legged friend, ranging from soft tissue to orthopedic.
Most of our declaws are performed during the spay/neuter surgery to minimize multiple anesthetic procedures and costs. However, adult declaws are also performed on a case by case basis.
The Benefits of Having Your Cat Spayed/Neutered
Spaying and neutering can improve your cat’s quality of life in several preventive ways. Learn More
Florence Animal Hospital
2520 Melon St. Florence, SC 29501
Florence Animal Hospital
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(843) 407-3747
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Florence Animal Hospital
2520 Melon St.
Florence, SC 29501

(843) 407-3747
Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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