Dew claws, remove or do not remove??

by Marian
(WNY)

My boy Gabriel became a Daddy yesterday! The Momma's parents suggested removing all of the dew claws on the puppies! Myself, I say no. What is your opinion?

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Jan 24, 2016
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Dew Claws
by: Donna

No, never remove dew claws. This is a barbaric practice meant for those who can't be bothered to trim nails regularly.

No reputable breeder would ever recommend this.

I have had many foster Pyrs through and there has never been an issue.

Thank you for not doing it.

Jan 24, 2016
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No
by: Anonymous

Do not remove. Its part of them. Unless they hsve more than one up front and more than two in back. Do not remove.

Jan 25, 2016
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Just don't
by: Ed A from NJ

Please don't cut off anything, I have had an amputation and trust me person or puppy it hurts. For what reason would you hurt your puppy if not needed. I have had 3 Pyrenees and only once has one injured a double dew claw. It healed just fine with what I am sure was much less pain the removal. Keep everything you can. The only reason we have to neuter is our lack of resoncablity! A shame in itself.

Jan 26, 2016
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dew claws
by: Marianne

Please, no, never.

There is no good reason to remove them and lots of bad ones. If your white dog hasn't dew claws, it isn't a Pyr and can't be called one.

this is just plain mutilation. The dew claw are attached to bone and this is part of his/her system of balance. »I have seen a couple of adults whose dew claws were removed and who moved in a sort of zigzag pattern because of this. this was not their gait beforehand.


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