Not eating & claws

by RaChael
(Winterville, NC)

I have a two year old female Great Pyr. and she hasn't eaten going on three days. Although I gave her a piece of ham and she ate it and she is drinking. It is warming up here in NC and she isn't shedding yet, could she be just hot?

Should we trim her extra nails on her back paws or just leave them alone?

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Apr 14, 2015
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Hot and dew claws
by: Donna

Pyrs will go two or three days without eating when it is hot. If it carries on for longer, it may be she is tired of kibble and will only eat when she absolutely has to. Mine was like that. She now eats raw (5% liver 5% kidney, 10% bone, 80% muscle meats). She will still go without eating two or three days now and again but she savours the food when she does eat.

As for her nails, it is imperative to trim all nails, and front and back dew claws. Nails will curl around and dig into the pads and that is very painful. Do this when you are giving her her weekly grooming.


Apr 14, 2015
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too day late
by: Ed A from NJ

If she hasn't eaten in 3 days she should be at the vet by now. As to the rest dew claws you have to trim them , even if you walk them the dew claws don't ever hit the ground they will grow curl and then dig into there paw. So vet and trim.

Apr 15, 2015
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A day late and a dew claw short
by: Anonymous

If she hasn't eaten in 3 days you are a day late in getting here to the vet. I would have her looked at ASAP! As to the rear dew claws you have to trim them , they never hit the ground so even if she is walking on cement it wouldn't help. If you don't it will grow until it digs into her pad and that is not good.

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