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    just had our kitten fixed and declawed
    kosar76 posted:
    my wife and i just had our cat fixed and declawed, and since then she is acting very strange, she is eating but she does not have the energy any more. Is this due to the declawing because with our other cats we never had this problem. I dont want her to be in pain please help
    srstephanie responded:
    Hi kosar76,

    Declawing is actually the amputation of the toes ... roughly equivalent to amputating all your fingers at the first knuckle. I hope your vet explained to you what the procedure entailed before doing it. Most vets advise against it except as a last resort. As you may be able to imagine, it is an extremely painful procedure. I would let your vet know. It may be that your cat needs more, or a different type of, pain medication.

    On the other hand, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that the problem is pain from declawing. There is always the possibility of something else, either from the spay surgery (which is abdominal surgery and can be painful for a few days, too) ... or, it may be something completely unrelated. Only your vet can determine if there is some other cause after doing a physical examination and perhaps doing some blood work or other tests. Hopefully it is something minor and will clear up quickly, but I'd encourage you, at least, to talk to your vet. The vets here can give you possibilities but without a physical examination, they can't tell you exactly what the problem is.

    Good luck and let us know how things go.

    Stephanie in Montreal
    kosar76 replied to srstephanie's response:
    thank you for the reply stephanie, we had to take her back to the vet and he gave her a shot ( mixture of a steriod and antibotic) and after that she pulled her stitches out and now she has to wear a cone around her neck. Coco seems to get better everyday she is eating more and playing with the other cats. My wife and I have 3 other cats and we never expirence this kind of problem. so again thank you for your advice

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