Originally Posted by Chinchilla_Girl
Removing dewclaws is NOT normal...why would it be in their best interest? I don't understand...it's like cutting off your thumb!
Trimming puppy claws IS normal...we did that with our litter on a twice a week basis...they grow out so sharp and quickly! It is no different than trimming your adult dogs claws...Now, why they felt the need to advertise that they trimmed their claws...THAT's stupid! It should be a given! But honestly, I would like to know why removing dew claws would be considered normal and why is it in their best interests?
Oh and they don't even look like pit pups to me...
Maybe not with Pits, but it is with most dogs. They remove the dewclaws because some dogs get their dewclaws caught on things, and later have to be amputated. My Cattle Dog, Levi, had dewclaws on his front paws. Myrl, my Aussie, has NO dewclaws. I'm not sure if they were removed or if he was born without them.
Removing dewclaws is especially necesary if your dog does anything like running through brush a lot. It's a must for hunting dogs. So far we've been lucky with our Lab, AJ, who goes through the woods with us a lot. If he does something stupid, though...we could have a little emergency on our hands. He has ALL of his dewclaws.
If your dogs have all of their dewclaws and they haven't yet had an injury, consider yourself lucky. I've seen doggies lose their dewclaws while playing out in the woods and things like that. Dewclaw removal is pretty common. I'm not sure how necesary it is this day and age, since not many hunt or take their dogs into the woods, or things like that.