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|07-16-2006, 02:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2006
I was recently reading the newspaper ads with Yorkies for sale. I'm confused....some ads say the tails and "dews" are done. WHAT is a dew?
Pilla Chica's Mom!
|07-16-2006, 02:46 PM||#3|
Donating YT 12K Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Council Bluffs Iowa
Dew claws, they are toenails that grow higher on their legs, the equivalent of your thumbs.
|07-16-2006, 02:54 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Steeler Town
Ok that's what I meant I thnk sorry for that misinformation! See I learn something new each day!!!!!!!!!!
I'vE bEeN eGgEd!!!
|07-16-2006, 02:57 PM||#5|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Dew claws are often removed when our dogs are puppys. If they haven't been, I wouldn't worry about it --- but you do need to keep an eye on this area.
I knew nothing about dew claws and had another dog whose nail grew in a circle and then back into the skin (on her leg) causing a great deal of pain and an infection. The vet removed her dew claws when this happened.
What you need to do is trim these nails the same as you do the others to keep them from turning in on your dog's leg. They tend to grow around almost in a circle. With routine trimming, you shouldn't have any problems.
These claws, if your puppy has them are not with her other nails, they are on the side or toward the back --- up higher on the leg.
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|07-16-2006, 05:33 PM||#7|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Yorkie
Thanks from me too! I had no idea what dew claws were either. I just love yt! I learn so much from you guys!
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