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    DefaultDew Claws

    From looking in the paper it looks like most breeders have dew claws removed before putting the puppies up for sale, but I got Odie from the humane society and he still has them.

    My question is, is it necessary to have them removed? Odie isn't going to be a hunting dog, so he won't be running through wooded areas regularly. It is my understanding that dew claws are removed so the dog doesn't accidently rip them out while running through brush and wooded areas.

    I hate to take my dog in for unnecessary vet visits to have unnecessary surgery. So tell me....Whats the real deal with dew claws?

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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Theres another recent thread about dewclaws going about somewhere on lab chat...take a look

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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Most pet breeders and field breeders remove them...but honestly, they shouldn't be removed....and yes, there was another thread...(btw, a newspaper is not a reputable place to purchase a dog. )
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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Heres the link again to an article explaining a reason I won't remove them:
    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documen...aws-injury.pdf

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    I'd say just leave 'em. Baloo uses his a TON and they're easy to keep clipped and taken care of.
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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Bentley has his and Rowan doesn't have hers - so far, Bentley isn't any more skilled at holding his 'chewies' than Rowan, who doesn't have hers is........

    The last time, I brought up this conversation.. I nearly got my head bit off... so I think I will just leave it at that :~ do some research and as Dani said, newspapers aren't reputable places to 'buy' a dog.
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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson Creek Girl
    do some research and as Dani said, newspapers aren't reputable places to 'buy' a dog.
    Just wanted to say that I'm pretty sure the OP rescued his/her dog.

    Those that posted above are right though, reputable breeders don't have to advertise in the newspaper. (In case you were wondering what they meant)
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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson Creek Girl
    do some research and as Dani said, newspapers aren't reputable places to 'buy' a dog.
    Just wanted to say that I'm pretty sure the OP rescued his/her dog.

    Those that posted above are right though, reputable breeders don't have to advertise in the newspaper. (In case you were wondering what they meant)
    Oh, I know that Kate, I just was pointing that out since it was mentioned.
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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Tucker's was removed (when he was born)....Tipper has hers. From what my vet's told me, if they're not removed when puppies are born, you don't want to remove them later....too much involved (with the foot/joints, etc.) Just keep 'em clipped.

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    DefaultRe: Dew Claws

    Quote Originally Posted by Djc1249
    , you don't want to remove them later....too much involved (with the foot/joints, etc.) Just keep 'em clipped.
    Yep. Exactly what I have been told.

    Piper has dew claws where as Murphy and Riley's were removed.


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