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Continued discussion of onychectomy consequences

Once again the topic of declawing has come up in JAVMA,1 and I was interested in the study's findings, although mostly because one of the authors, Dr. Claudia Baldwin, was so kind and helpful to me early in my shelter medicine career when she ran the shelter medicine program at Iowa State University.

However, until someone can guarantee that no more declawed cats will be brought into my high-volume, high-quality, spay-neuter clinic after being trapped in the community, I don't expect to spend much time reading more research on the effects