Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I am trying to decide what would be best for my puppy (4 month old Aussie Shep), and if it would be better for her to have her dew claws removed, or just leave them.
She is not a working farm dog, but a pet. We go to the dog park, walk around the blocks, go to conservation areas, and local trails for excercise. Eventually, I hope to get into low level agility with her, just for some fun.
One of her dew claws is pretty loose and floppy, the other one is more firmly attached. The vet I go to is okay with taking them off or leaving them on. Remington will be getting spayed within the next two months, and the dew claws would be coming off at that time, if that's what I decide on.
I am just looking for other dog owners opinions on what they did, and the reasoning behind it.
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