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Old 09-09-2013, 07:19 AM
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Domo (yorkie) is about to be 1 year old. He is just over 3lbs. I just noticed over the weekend the his rear dew claws seem to be unattached under the skin. Does that make sense? His front ones feel normal, but I am concerned about the back. I've made him a appt but am wondering if anyone has experienced this?
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:11 AM
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Im a groomer. That is normal. They ate often just hanging on a flap of skin

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:40 AM
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Should I ask for them to be removed? Is it a hazard?
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:43 AM
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Florrie has exactly the same thing. I've arranged with the vet that they will be removed at the same time she's spayed. I don't want them catching on anything and tearing.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:26 AM
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I've run into this with several border collie fosters. I've just always had them removed when they are spayed or neutered. If they aren't attached with bone and just hanging by skin there is a greater chance of them catching on something while running and playing and tearing causing an emergency vet visit. It's never been a big deal, I think just one stitch after removal, heals quickly and you'd never know.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:56 AM
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He's already neutered.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:09 AM
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If he goes under for some other thing such as a dental then you can have them removed then. No big deal. I wouldn't have him put under anesthesia just for this.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:53 AM
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A lot of dogs have rear dew claws like that. like others have said if the dog is under for another reason it is probably a good idea to get them taken off, but unless they get caught or ripped or something there is no reason to just take them off, they might end up being fine forever.
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