After declawing, using traditional surgical methods, the recommendation by veterinarians is to use paper pelleted litter for at least a week after returning home.
The reason for using paper pelleted litter rather than a traditional litter, for example, clumping clay, is to lessen the chance of getting an infection. Litter that is dusty can stick to paws and may result in infection so must be avoided in this instance. Paper litter is dust free.
Another reason to use paper litter is because litter box avoidance is a common problem in cats that have been declawed. If the cat associates the litter box with pain it is quite likely that the cat will not use the litter box, therefore it is worth considering any expense in purchasing r paper pelleted litter as part of the cost allocated for having surgery. While the paws are still in the healing process it is important to change the litter daily to prevent contamination.
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Following surgery, the paws will be sore.
Your cat will take around 14 days to recover from the surgery. After this time you may want to use a different litter or return to a litter that you have used prior to surgery.
Once the paws have healed, if kitty is a little unsure about which litter to use, have both types available and he will make the choice.
Ideally start using the recycled newspaper litter before surgery so that the cat has some time to get used to using a different litter.
Before surgery, not just declawing but any surgery, mix some of the new paper litter with the old usual litter until the old is gradually replaced with the paper litter. This will give kitty a chance to adjust if you have the time available before surgery is scheduled.
Today's prices for paper pelleted litter are listed in the table below.
|Fresh News Cat Litter, 100% reycycled paper,non allergenic and dust free. Made in the USA.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
|Purina Yesterday's News Non Clumping Paper Cat Litter, Unscented Low Tracking Cat Litter. A scented product is also available.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
|Fresh News Paper Cat Litter Multi-Cat Litter. The multi litter is of a more crumbly texture than the original product.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
|ökocat Natural Paper Cat Litter.Made from reclaimed paper pulp. Ideal for any household where there are allergy problems and for cats that have respiratory problems.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
|HARTZ Multi-Cat Lightweight Recycled Clumping Paper Cat Litter. Forms tight clumps and turns blue when soiled. The lightweight 4.3lb is equivalent to 16lbs of clay litter.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
|So Phresh Odor Control Paper Pellet Cat Litter. It has a clean scent and absorbs odors and wetness.||Prime||Check Price on Amazon|
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