What a great way to kick off the New Year! Dr. Kelly St. Denis, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) discusses why AAFP now says Cat Friendly Practices can no longer maintain that certification if they practice declaw. And she explains why that is the case. We discuss the mounting science which supports the notion that declaw is physiologically and arguably psychologically detrimental to cats. We also discuss what St. Dennis calls claw counseling to prevent cats from scratching where we don’t want them to or what to do about it if they are scratching where we don’t want so we can stop the scratching.