I would like to say that i am having the same problem that KatzPomDogz is going though with my 3 yr old Kishi. I got her from my local shelter when she was 3 months old. they found her on the street when she was 6 oz I had to wait until she was 1 lb before she was fixed and given to me.very small, but no more .I tried water , startling her with dimes in a can ,smelley sprays, nope, nothing nada ,zilch. she loves water, since she was young she would walk into the shower when i was drying with the door open .and Tuesday i will be receiving my new dining set. she already started on the bedroom .so i am also thinking about getting her declawed and she is a house cat never out only to the doctors. any ideas on how much $$$$$$$ it could cost lighthouse
Ordinarily I probably wouldn't have a cat declawed.. We bought some cat furniture on ebay with that rope around the legs and haven't had a problem with our cats that still have claws..
Mo was about 18 months when we had him declawed.. They didn't do the laser where we were and he was a big boy (over 10 lbs for sure).. It took him MONTHS to recover fully.. We really didn't have a choice with him though.. He and Peanut are about the same age and play rough.. They would tackle each other butt to face and then just kick.. They'd both been to the vet for eye problems at least a half dozen times a piece.. Finally we made the decision to just do it.. He's like a different cat.. He's very mellow and puts up with almost anything these days.. True he can't scratch Pea's eyes anymore, but he can still destroy roll after roll of toilet paper!!
I would DEFINATELY call around and look for someone who will do a laser declaw.. The recovery time is supposed to be NOTHING even for older cats and its supposed to be much less painful.. It may be more expensive, but after seeing poor Mo hobble around for months I wouldn't do it any other way..
I know this is not a popular topic with cat lovers. I am a true cat lover and have three declawed cats. I declawed each when they were spayed or nuetered in other words quite young. They all healed up quickly with no ill effects.
I have in the past declawed older cats. Shadow was about 7 and Bruno was 6. Neither one of them had trouble recovering. Both of those cats went outside and still were able to defend themselves.
My current three are all indoor only cats. I would declaw again. I only have the fronts done. In my area it is about $300 for the combination altering and declaw.