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Reality Check: Debunking the Myths about Declawing In the wake of New York becoming the first state to ban the declawing of cats,

Paula Garber addresses some of the common myths associated with the practice and highlights some of the potential long-term physical and behavioral effects 12

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In a study of 1,286 cats relinquished to 12 different shelters, house soiling was the reason given for approximately 40% of the relinquishments, intercat conflict for 19%, and human-directed aggression for 15% Š Can Stock Photo/Ulianna19970

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