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Fear Free, LLC Announces No-Declaw Policy for Certified Practices

Fear Free, LLC Announces No-Declaw Policy for Certified Practices

Fear Free, LLC has announced that beginning December 31, 2021.

DENVER, June 1, 2021 — Fear Free, LLC has announced that beginning December 31, 2021, elective declaw services will no longer be provided at Fear Free Certified Practices.

Since 2016, it has provided online and in-person education to more than 100,000 veterinary and pet professionals. The certification programs offered by Fear Free focus on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. Both individuals and veterinary practices can become Fear Free Certified.

“Given the negative impact declawing has on our feline companions, many of which are linked to a decline in emotional wellbeing, it is only appropriate that it and its certified practices commit to eliminating feline declawing as an elective procedure,” Fear Free founder and CEO Dr. Marty Becker said. “We’re giving cats a voice.”

It has partnered with Dr. Jennifer Conrad, the founder and director of The Paw Project, to end the practice of feline declawing by it and introduce paw repair surgeries as a meaningful alternative.

“I am honored to work with Dr. Becker and it as we focus on ending partial digital amputation—euphemistically called declawing—and as we add new guidelines on ensuring the wellbeing of cats in veterinary medicine,” Dr. Conrad said.

To learn more about it education, visit To learn more about The Paw Project, visit


Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, and developed by hundreds of experts in behavior, medicine, and handling, it offers online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, animal shelter staff and volunteers, and pet owners. Fear Free provides both professionals and pet lovers alike with the knowledge and tools to look after a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

Veterinary and pet professionals can learn more about becoming it by visiting Pet owners can visit to access free videos, articles, and more that will help improve the physical and emotional health of their pets right at home. Shelter, rescue, and animal welfare employees and volunteers can visit to enroll in the complimentary program.

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By PR Newswire