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Dew claws?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Vixie, Jan 21, 2008.


  1. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    I was interested to know how people felt about dew claws, or fore claws as some refer to them.

    Do you think they should be removed or left alone?

    Do you think this should be done by a vet at 1 to 2 days old or could an experienced breeder do it?

    Do you think firmly attached ones should be left but the losse kind be removed?

    any thoughts welcome:)

    my border collie still has dew claws on his back legs as the breeder didnt believe in having them removed, he suffers no problems with them at the moment, however if he did I would have them removed.
     
  2. garryd

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    for me its like tails/testes leve them well alone;)
     
  3. bullbreeds

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    I think if they are causing the dog pain they should be removed.
    I think if they are show dogs and will be penalised for having them they should be removed.
    I think only vets should be allowed to remove them or it will open the floodgates for irresponsible owners doing it incorrectly.
    Thats what I think.:):):)
     
  4. garryd

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    i agree with ya ,i was only kidding in my last post!:D
     
  5. bullbreeds

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    I love it when people agree with me! It doesnt happen often...:D
     
  6. Jenny Olley

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    I feel if they don't cause a hassle leave them alone, I've never had a problem with my dogs, but I know people that have, including double front dew claws. Some dogs can catch them when jumping, I now a lot of flyball dogs wear protecters to prevent injury.
     
  7. garryd

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    us bull terrier owners gotta stick to-gether lol !:D:D:D
     
  8. bullbreeds

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    To right - If I get picked on here i'll stand behind you Gary!..:D:D
     
  9. Vixie

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    I agree with you but reading up on the subject it has become apparent that a lot of breeders do actualy do it themselfs as more vets are becoming reluctant to do it
     
  10. Vixie

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    chicken:D:D:D
     
  11. bullbreeds

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    I wonder why the vets are becoming reluctant, does it say?
    I know years ago my dad used to do his own but I never have pups with any problems so i dont know much about the rules and regulation for it.
     
  12. bullbreeds

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    Free range mind you! :D
     
  13. Vixie

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    its simply because they feel it is unnecessary to do so and would only do it if there was a medical reason to do so, such as getting them caught on things etc
     
  14. Vixie

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    of course;):D
     
  15. bullbreeds

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    Oh I see, so would they remove them on a show dog though?
     
  16. garryd

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    thats cool honey !;)
     
  17. Vixie

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    that it where most argument are happening to be honest, thats where I still have some more research to do:confused:
     
  18. bullbreeds

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    Keep me posted then! :)
     
  19. garryd

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    maybe they would be better removed as my dog riped one out a while ago and it wasnt hafe sore!:(
     
  20. Vixie

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    some dogs have no problems at all with them but some are very lose and can cause a lot of pain so its a tricky one?
     
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