Should I declaw my cat? We do not recommend declawing your kitties because they tend to have more behavioral problems as they get older, meaning, they become more aggressive and tend to bite more, and usually have issues with urinating in the litter box. The only reason we would ever recommend removing a cat's claws is if they are being destructive and the decision becomes keeping the kitty or getting rid of them. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat its not indicated to take away their only line of defense, therefore, your kitty would need to be strictly indoor. This is a painful procedure that requires removal of not only the nails but the knuckle they are attached to. It usually takes longer than most surgeries for them to recover.