I had a cat named Chocolate and I got her at the animal shelter when she was 11-months-old. She wasn't declawed yet but 6 months after having her I had her declawed. She was lying around for a few days after the surgery. All of those years Chocolate didn't seem to display any pain or discomfort but at only 9-1/2-years-old Chocolate got kidney failure and I had to have her put to sleep. I wonder if she was displaying discomfort and was very stressed at not having her front claws that the stress caused strain on her kidneys and it failed at a fairly young age for a cat especially since she was an indoor cat only. Well, I got another cat at the animal shelter and I've had her now for 1-1/2 and she still isn't declawed.