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Soushiruiuma
5th December 2011, 03:51 PM
Guinness had a terrible weekend, he snagged his dew claw Saturday afternoon. It's been at a terrible angle all weekend, and he's been really tough about it. We're at the vet now, and they just took him away so they could remove it. I feel terrible for him, I don't think I could be as brave as he is.

Kate H
5th December 2011, 06:46 PM
Be warned - even when removed the spot can stay tender for a long time. I hate dew claws, they can get caught so easily and bleed terribly, especially if your dog is adventurous and clambers through rough terrain.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Soushiruiuma
5th December 2011, 07:29 PM
Be warned - even when removed the spot can stay tender for a long time. I hate dew claws, they can get caught so easily and bleed terribly, especially if your dog is adventurous and clambers through rough terrain.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

I forgot to ask the vet, should I be expecting this claw to grow back, or did they likely pull the whole thing?

Kate H
5th December 2011, 08:45 PM
I would think they will remove the whole thing - it 's just attached to the bone by quite soft tissue and they simply pull back the skin and snip it off. It won't grow back.

Kate, Oliver and Aled