They drive me nuts scratching the side of my bed, my couch, and the chair in my living room sometimes, but I’d never have them declawed. Instead I pick them up and play with them or take them to their scratching post and remind them where to scratch. I had a vet who recommended declawing, but I couldn’t do it when I got my first cat because she was only about 4 weeks old (she was an abandoned rescue kitty). I went home and did a lot of research about cats because I’d never had one and when I found out what declawing was I refused to have it done. The vet was very cool about it and actually said he didn’t like declawing cats, but he did it because so many people won’t take a cat unless it has been declawed.