sadly that procedure is VERY common on dogs, i work at a animal shelter and we have several dogs like that.

its extremly sad.

we have one dog who is totally declawed, his voice box is removed, and all his teeth are filed down and look like human teeth short and flat.

so sad.

and yea i had hear a few rumors on iams but didnt know anything concrete, now that i do my cat wont be eating it.