New Brunswick veterinarians to vote on whether to ban cat declawing

New Brunswick veterinarians will vote this April on whether to ban the increasingly controversial practice of cat declawing.

Other provinces including Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Alberta have already banned the procedure as concern grows about its questionable benefits.

Moncton veterinarian Liane Nelson told Global News the surgery is painful for cats and can lead to complications.

Nelson said roughly 120 vets with the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association will vote whether to amend the bylaw and ban its members from cat declawing.