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Remove the claws from (an animal, typically a cat).
- ‘A better vet later gently declawed this poor cat and her life was better for it.’
- ‘Of course, declawed cats should be indoor-only pets and you should be very careful mixing them with cats that still have their claws.’
- ‘I have zero desire to declaw this cat (he's old and fat, plus it's just mean).’
- ‘The tigers at ALS are declawed on their front paws and so could not have gained a ‘toe-hold’ on a fully closed window through the use of a claw.’
- ‘Some owners request otherwise unnecessary surgical procedures in an effort to make their animals more suitable as pets, although even declawed and defanged animals are still highly dangerous.’
- ‘Someone should have told Courtney Love to have her cat declawed… he ruined her dress!’
- ‘I've always been horrified by the idea of declawing a cat (even a housecat), but if she doesn't take a shine to the kid, it could get nasty.’
- ‘He had already been declawed and neutered by a past owner as well.’
- ‘If your cat has not been declawed, you'll need to remove the hooks on the ends of the claws.’
- ‘Also, I finally had to get the cat declawed, and that upset the hell out of me for some reason.’
- ‘‘We feel that it is one of the surgeries that people take very much for granted,’ says Luke, noting that many owners bring in their kittens to be declawed as a matter of routine.’
- ‘Wildlife officials are setting traps for the declawed leopard, but so far no luck.’
- ‘I have four cats of my own, none of then declawed, and my upholstery and curtains are intact and my rugs unsnagged.’
- ‘My vet said I only have two options - to get rid of Fred or have him declawed - neither of which I want to do!’
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