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should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? #4099208 03/04/13 09:54 PM
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opinions please, should I get dew claws removed at 5 months for my lab? I will be getting her fixed, and I believe this should be a good time to get them removed since she will be under.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: troutmauler] #4099311 03/04/13 10:35 PM
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I,d do it.


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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: bill oxner] #4099316 03/04/13 10:38 PM
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Definitely if she is going to be under anyway. Spaying a 5mo old is more controversial than the dew claws. wink


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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: Judd] #4099356 03/04/13 10:50 PM
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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: Mud Shark] #4100212 03/05/13 04:18 AM
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What kind of dog? We left ours on both our Great Pyrenees


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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: Aquaman] #4100473 03/05/13 12:41 PM
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Izzy's were removed when she was a week or so old. Deuce still has his. They both hunt all types of cover and I have had no issues with either.

Now if your dog jumps up on you, those things are sharp.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: stinkbelly] #4100537 03/05/13 01:18 PM
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She is a lab, and I thought this would be best so that she would not further injure herself getting in and out of the duck blinds, boats, etc.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: stinkbelly] #4100555 03/05/13 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
Izzy's were removed when she was a week or so old. Deuce still has his. They both hunt all types of cover and I have had no issues with either.

Now if your dog jumps up on you, those things are sharp.


Get back to us after you boot boot both dogs.


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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: bill oxner] #4100786 03/05/13 02:44 PM
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Izzy's were removed when she was a week or so old. Deuce still has his. They both hunt all types of cover and I have had no issues with either.

Now if your dog jumps up on you, those things are sharp.


Get back to us after you boot boot both dogs.


They have both been booted. Izzy (without claws) has been every year for 6 years. Deuce (with claws) has for two years.

I have always heard it is good to do it, but I haven't seen any problems with Deuce but he is a tank and knocks everything down in his way.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: stinkbelly] #4100857 03/05/13 03:04 PM
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3 different vets told us to just have our lab's taken off while she was under getting spayed, but she was about 7 months old. Also there was something wrong with hers - they were just nubs and looked more likely to get snagged than a normal looking claw.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: newtexan] #4115546 03/12/13 02:00 AM
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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: Honker Jake] #4115626 03/12/13 02:20 AM
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No. Mine use their's. They like nothing better than to get a stick hooked on one and then cross over and hook the other one with the other claw and give it a really good chewing.


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Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: labpointkennels] #4117259 03/12/13 09:12 PM
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Yes. After watching my brothers lab gets his dews hooked in some brush and pulled partialy out I always have my pups removed if they arn't already

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: hwillliams88] #4119526 03/13/13 08:45 PM
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You can remove them well before that. I got mine lab at 7 weeks old and his were already removed by the breeder.

Re: should I get dew claws removed at 5 months? [Re: hwillliams88] #4119541 03/13/13 08:50 PM
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Some believe front dew claws do provide stability for a dog during hard turns and do have structural connections as evidenced by the ability to move them.

Some front leg issues have been attributed to dew claw removal by some breeders. I believe their may even be a study.

That being said most are removed when weeks old. At 5 months, I would not remove them.

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