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bnsmith928
22:26:11 Tue
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Dew Claws?

Does any of your "kids" have their dew claws still? If yes, any problems?

I've never bred dogs myself but Tyson's were removed by his breeder. Tucker's were not (surprise, surprise considering the circumstances he came from). My vet didn't seem overly concerned but wants me to watch them.

Apparently if not removed as a small pup then it becomes major surgery and they should only be removed if they bother them.

I have no problem leaving them (except that they grow so quick and stay SHARP!) but am concerned that he will have trouble in the future.

Maybe I am just an over-concerened boxer mommy!:thud:



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Polo123
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Polo's were removed before we got him at ten weeks.



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Gixers were removed when he had his tail docked at a few days old. Our Boy before him - Saxby - still had his. They didn't cause a problem -as you say they can be sharp but he was ok. Once one grew round too much and split - there was a lot of blood and we had to pull it off as it was hanging down - (advised by the vet) Brett had to do it as I couldn't as it made Saxby cry. But all in all there were no probs - I definitely prefer "without" but as you said probabvly a big op once they are older . I would say don't worry.



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bnsmith928
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I just think about this poor puppy before I got him. What those first four months must have been like?!?! Never saw a vet and had all sorts of helath problems, worms, fleas. I cringe every time I think about. He probably wouldn't be alive if I didn't have him now. So, I guess with that being said, I can live with his Dew Claws!!

He is getting fixed next month!! We need no Tucker babies in this world....health problems aside, haha!

  
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I think you have the right attitude - you are giveing him love and a healthy life - much better than before so he is better off with you and his dew claws!!!



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bnsmith928
21:18:40 Fri
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And we are better off with him :smile: I keep telling myself that at least!! In all honestly he is a good dog.

  
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Tizzy has hers and I did contemplate getting them removed when she was spayed, as it is such a big operation for them. My vet advised that they were firmly attached to the bone so they couldn't remove them.

She has never had any problems with them at all, so I wouldn't even worry about it now. I think claws can get ripped whether they are dew claws or not!



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luvnmylillynchilibean
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i know im late, but my lilly has 1....lol not sure y, but only 1 was taken off. she hasnt had any issues so far. ive used one of those pedi paws on it though to keep it from getting sharp.

  

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