Surgical removal of the front claws (rear claws are rarely removed). This procedure does curb your cat's destructiveness without seriously compromising its defenses. It is recommended that kittens be at least 12 weeks old for this surgery. In general, younger cats recover more quickly after surgery than older cats. We use the laser for surgery and surgical adhesive for closing the incisions, resulting in reduced pain, reduced bleeding, reduced swelling, and reduced infection, promoting a quicker recovery.