besides rendering the animal defenseless having their claws removed is barbaric
think about it, ahving all your nails surgically removed against your choice would hurt quite alot .
I used to ahve a friend who had her cat declawed and the cat suffered from infection for quite sometime after its declawing.
I dont know what other negatives there are but those are the reason my cats all have their claws
"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" - Fred Jungclaus