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?

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Sep 15, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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