We recently acquired a kitten, and we've found that in playing with her we tend to get a lot of scratches, often severe enough to draw a bit of blood. These scratches are not hostile in nature, but more of a side effect in playing with her.
We intend to keep her until the end of her days, and she is going to be a 100% indoor cat (she seems to prefer it that way as well). We've considered having her front paws declawed so we can safely play with her without any injuries to my family, including our 2-year old toddler. I've also heard many opinions that declawing is considered an inhumane practice.
I currently live in the United States, where it is legal to have this surgical procedure done. When, if at all, would declawing be considered a viable option for a cat?