LASER DECLAWING The Myth vs. The Truth If you need to have your cat declawed, the best way now is to use a laser for the procedure. Kitty can be young, old, or overweight and we can still declaw them !!
Concerned about the procedure?
We know how you feel!! While that little furry friend can cause great damage to your furniture, draperies, your clothes, and even your skin, you feel guilty about having kitty declawed. We know because we hear comments all the time from concerned pet owners just like you. Did you know... that the laser used for performing the declaw is the same one used for removing wrinkles and varicose veins from people? Seals nerve endings...Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve ending, so there is very little pain when kitty wakes up !! Seals Blood vessels...Lasers also seal blood vessels as they cut, so there is usually no need for bandaging after surgery. On the prowl the very next day...Since there are no bandages, your furry friend can be up to normal speed the next day and... without leaving the usual trade "marks" on your furniture and skin!
All cats, young or old, big or small, can have the a laser declaw. (The kitty must be over four (4) pounds though.)
We've perfected the technique, since we started using this procedure since 2003 !! We think it is, without a doubt, the only way for declaw!!
Front declaw is usually all that is needed!! The rear claws cause fewer problems in the household and are helpful for kitty to defend him/her self should kitty become an indoor cat (Which we highly dissuade) or accidentally escapes.
The cost for declawing? Yes it does cost more than the "old fashioned way", but we feel it's worth if. Properly done, a declaw will provide kitty a lifetime of comfort and allow kitty to be an inside cat without causing all the damage.
Consider having kitty declawed the same time as spaying or neutering. It is not only more cost effective, but it is less stressful and healthier for kitty.
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT RECOVERY FROM SURGICAL PROCEDURES DONE AT RADBILL ANIMAL HOSPITAL, PLEASE CALL 215-969-8950, AND ASK FOR WANDA !!
Surgical procedure and recovery information:
Kitty will spend the night with us so we can properly monitor and confine kitty for recovery. Kitty will need to be confined for a few more days at home just to be sure that kitty will not try to run and jump. We want the declaw site to heal as much as possible before kitty is allowed full run of your house again. You'll need to use "Yesterdays News" litter for one week. (We do nut recommend "Feline Pine" because cats have a very sensitive since of smell and may avoid the litter pan with the pine smell. We will give you your first bag (5 pounds) to get you started.
We will send you home with pain medications for kitty and if kitty was spayed, and Elizabethan collar (lamp shade) to keep on her for 7 days after the surgery.
Kitty will also will send you home with antibiotic pills which well be given once a day for 10 days. If you cannot pill Kitty, we can give them an injection instead of the pills, which will last for two (2) weeks, for an additional cost.
The pain medications we send you home with are 2-3 pills that are chewable and can also be put in a small amount of food - once kitty eats that small amount of food with the pill in it, you can then offer the rest of kitty's meal. If you feel you can try to pill kitty at home, we can dispense a "pill Gun" which is the easy way to give a pill.
Please note that all cats will have a free physical exam done the morning of the surgical procedure. Kitty must be up to date on Rabies vaccine and we must have a current certificate presented to us the morning of the surgery, or faxed to us prior to the surgical day. If you cannot provide proof of a current Rabies vaccine, we will need to give kitty another Rabies vaccine - per Pennsylvania State Law, which will not hurt kitty if they have already had this vaccine. You will be charged for this vaccine and we will provide you with a current Rabies vaccine certificate and tag.
New clients to Radbill Animal Hospital will be required to leave at least a $30.00 deposit - per kitty - for the procedure. Please be sure to call and ask for Wanda at (215) 969-8950 to schedule this procedure today!!
If you have any additional questions about kitty's recovery and you can't find the answer on our website, please feel free to call !!
The Science Behind Laser Therapy: We use the Companion Therapy Laser System, The same therapy system that is used by most sports teams. We offer the latest technology in health care for your pet - this FDA cleared, deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins ands stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate.
How Therapy Laser will enhance your pet's life: Allows your pet to heal faster after surgery or any traumatic injury. It eases pain and improves mobility without the use of pharmaceuticals (in some cases) and surgery. The therapy provides your geriatric animals relief of aches and pains and allows for more freedom and improved quality of life. Everyday disorders such as lick granulomas and chronic ear infections, that cause severe pain and discomfort, are instantaneously relieved.
These are some of the disorders that respond to Laser Therapy: Arthritis Hip Dysplasia Numerous Skin Conditions Post Surgical Pain Relief and Increased Healing Otitis (Ear Infection and Inflammation) Wound Healing Degenerative Joint Disease Gingivitis Insect Bites/Stings Lacerations/Abrasions Cystitis Burns and much much more
We can customize treatment packages suited to your pet for continued pain management. Call to set up your appointment today!