- 1 Post By SirJW
June 23rd, 2012, 10:11 AM #1
I have a question for you all regarding dew claws on dogs.
My Queensland is going to be 6 months old on July 9 and will be going in for her spaying. She has, like most dogs, dew claws on all four feet, but the ones in the front are akin to the talons on a Velociraptor. She keeps her regular claws in good condition with her normal running amuck and playing. If for some reason they need attention, we just drag her backwards by her tail on the cement and it takes care of it.
Her dew claws on the front how ever, seem to need trimming a couple times a week. This task is no fun at all. Holding her down to do it is a nightmare. I've only had pit bulls and 1 lab all my life and these claws never where a problem with those breeds.
I've asked various vets about removing the claws when she goes in for her spaying and most of the ones I've talked to are 50/50 on removing them. They do not interfere with any of her activities. It just if I don't keep them trimmed, we end up with deep scratches on our hands, arms and or legs.
Have any of you had any experience with removal? Pros/ Cons.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by x-wingcamewest; June 23rd, 2012 at 01:00 PM.
June 23rd, 2012, 11:30 AM #2
One of my dogs has them on all four paws.
Her fronts never need trimming but the rears do (dew) and it is a PIA. If I knew I would have had them removed.
My vote is yes remove them, in the long run you and your dog will be happier.
BTW many labs and other bird dogs it's common to have them removed so they don't get hooked in the brush.
Last edited by SirJW; June 23rd, 2012 at 12:24 PM.