Double dewclaws

by Sherry
(Chicago , IL )

How long are the nails on the dewclaws suppose to be? I recently noticed our Maui's seem very long. So I recently made an appnt to have her nails trimmed specifically requesting someone with experience with dewclaws. When I came home from work and looked at them, they still look pretty long to me! She is our first experience with dewclaws.

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Jul 06, 2016
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Dew Claws
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Like the rest of the nails on your dog, they need to be cut just as regularly (including the front dews).

They probably could not cut the dews any shorter since, like our nails, they have quicks which were long, too. Once you cut into the quick, it gets very bloody.

Take Maui in every couple of weeks until they get down to a shorter length. After that, once a month you should trim all nails.

The dews will curl around into the pads if you don't cut them often.

It will be less expensive if you learn do to this yourself. It's not hard.

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dewclaws
by: Sherry

I don't understand why they didn't cut them whenI specifically requested it.. thank you

Jul 08, 2016
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DIY
by: Barbara

I trim my pyr's nails myself. My dog is quite submissive to the process. But you must use a nail clipper made for dogs or it doesn't work. If she flinches at all I go no further up the nail...there is no specific length you need to trim to except if the dog feels some discomfort she/he will flinch and you know you have gone far enough. Do it fairly often so they don't get extremely long between times

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