Laser surgery allows for greater control and better results during surgery. Instead of cutting with a metal blade, a focused beam of light does all of the cutting. The Laser cauterizes as it cuts — sealing blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerves. This results in much less pain, swelling and bleeding. Declaws should only be performed with laser. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you choose to decline Laser, your pet may experience more pain, bleeding and swelling. Many surgeries are much safer with Laser.