I've read the posting on declawing on this forum, so please don't lambast me for declawing my cat. It was either adopt him and declaw him or leave him without a home. In any case, a week before surgery, he was licking his back quite a bit, the vet gave him a shot of cortizone. 8 days later, the same vet did the declaw. Now 3 weeks later, my cat is very sensitive to walking on his paws. I called the vet and he had me pick up 5mg of prednisone twice a day for a week then once a day for another week. Does this sound right to you? The main reason I ask is that I have heard that if you're on a steriod, you don't heal as well after surgery. Why didn't the vet think of this? Is the new meds of prednisone really going to help him with pain and healing? Please let me know your thoughts on the meds.