Quebec and Ontario were the only provinces to still allow declawing or onyxectomy. This will be a thing of the past by February 2024 since new laws will now prohibit this practice criticized by several specialists.

Why this controversy around the subject and what are the consequences of this operation on cats?

Beyond the ethical questioning with regard to this practice, various studies have suggested or demonstrated its negative effects on the overall health of the animal.

Experts speak out in this UDEM article