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Old 05-15-2005, 06:48 PM
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I looked around a bit, but couldn't find much about the removal of dew claws. I was wondering what everyone's opinons where about the removle of the dew claw on dogs?

I don't know much about this so I don't have much of an opinion yet. Although I have heard about dogs getting their dew claws stuck in things and getting the nail ripped off. Chloe doesn't have dew claws and Lucas does. Lucas has never yet got it caught in anything so I don't see much validity in that statement yet.

So what do you guys think? Is it just an unescesary surgery? or a nescesary one? and why?
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This older thread might help you, BabyB http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1477
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:02 PM
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I don't know too much about it I don't think its all that important. My Aunt and Uncle own two dogs (funny because they hate my dogs and my lifestyle) one named Decker is a Aussie Cattle Dog/Something else mix and he still has his Dew Claws and is prefectly fine before we used to call them hawk claws lol.
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I had Brady's removed for the reason I described in the thread Renee posted. He had floppy ones that were almost like an extra toe but with no bone and I thought as active as he is that they might get caught on something and torn off. Other than that reason, I don't see any real reason to remove normal looking ones. Brady's just stuck out and were floppy.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:19 PM
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I was wondering because when I went to the Humane Society today to volunteer one of the dogs had dew claws on his front and back feet. The other volunteers where all like "What are those?", "I thought most dogs didn't have them anymore?", and "One mentioned them geting stuck in things and All responsible breeders remove the dew claws.
So I was wondering if it was really important.

Hey pits do you remove the dew claws? Or do you leave them? Or do your dogs even have them?

Oh and Renee thanks for the link. I looked through the first few pages, but didn't see anything on dew claws. That really helped. Thanks!
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Shaffer has them..if he was a few days old i would have them removed, but at this age..it isn't necessary. If he ran like Victor does then i would..vic gets his feet in enough trouble as it is..he has already torn a huge chunk out of one pad and run a stob thru the skin on the side of his foot/leg.
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Depends on the type if there like what bogo said yes they go. Most huskies they don't even get them but usually if they do have them we just leave them. I havent had a problem yet.
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Ok, so only if they are floppy and stick out do they get removed. Otherwise it's pretty pointless. I got it thanks.
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Check the link again. It must not have transferred properly for you. I just checked it and the entire thread is about dew claws and the pros and cons of having them removed or leaving them.
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Check the link again. It must not have transferred properly for you. I just checked it and the entire thread is about dew claws and the pros and cons of having them removed or leaving them.
I read through the entire thing. I saw the cons, but only if they stuck out and were all floppy with no bone did I see a pro for removing them. I didn't see any other pro's except that. Was there more that I didn't get or something?
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