Should double dew claws be removed at a year old

I rescued a 1yr old Great Pyrenees. I'm having him neutered tomorrow and he still has double dew claws. Should these be removed?

Comments for Should double dew claws be removed at a year old

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 15, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dew Claws
by: Donna

*Never* have dew claws removed. They are functional in that it gives the dog stability on terrain. It is a barbaric practice to have them removed.

There is a reason the dog has those. Why would you remove them?

If you keep your dog's nails including front and back dew claws trimmed, you will not have a problem.

Trim once every two weeks or every month, depending on how fast your dog's nail grow.

Sep 19, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dew claws
by: Donna

My vet talked me into removing my Pyrenees dew claws when he was neutered. She it needed because they get them hung on things and get torn. How much harm have I done my dog?

Sep 20, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dew Claws
by: Donna

It's unfortunate but it's done now.

They will not get caught and torn is you keep them trimmed.

It's like removing a finger because you don't think you use it.

Dec 02, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
dew claws
by: jeanette Kosnaski

We got our three year old gp this past summer, and his dew claws (I dont believe) have ever been trimmed. They look like a fiddlehead on each of his legs. Will this be a process to have them cut? They haven't grown into his skin but they look heave and a bit weird.

Dec 05, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nails
by: Donna

If you never cut your nails, imagine how difficult it would be to do anything.

You must trim your dogs nails including the dews every two weeks to a month. Do not leave them. They will curl around and eventually grow into their pads. It will be very painful.

Take your dog to a groomer to have the nails trimmed or learn to do it yourself.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Pyrs with Cats

    Oct 11, 17 02:28 PM

    Are great pyrenees good with cats?

    Read More

  2. Puppies died

    Oct 05, 17 01:02 PM

    We just had 8 puppies born yesterday and 3 died last night. Are they hard to raise or are we doing something wrong. We have her a secure place on the porch

    Read More

  3. New puppy

    Oct 05, 17 05:10 AM

    I have an 8 week old great pyrenees/great bernese cross, he seems to be paning and hot all the time and drinking a lot of water is this normal?

    Read More

  4. Retraining

    Oct 02, 17 06:49 AM

    I have a friend (family of 5) whom has asked if I would like to take ownership of 1 of their female 10 month old Great Pyrenees,due to they cant care for

    Read More

  5. Shepherd/Pyr Mix

    Sep 28, 17 05:24 PM

    I don't know if you can answer this or not but do mix Pyrenees never have back dew claws and if dad is shepperd and mom is pyrennes, how much will my pup

    Read More

  6. Dew claws in question

    Sep 27, 17 12:47 PM

    four months ago me and my cousin where given two great pyrenees puppies who where brothers sadly my cousins puppy passed away due to some health problems

    Read More

  7. Digging big holes

    Sep 26, 17 04:45 PM

    Each Pyr I have owned digs huge holes and lots of them, I mean he digs heading straight for China!! Then goes to another hole. Where does this digging

    Read More

  8. Weight

    Sep 26, 17 05:32 AM

    Is it normal for a female to be bigger then the male

    Read More