Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Pulling on his dew claw

    My 8 month old has recently started biting and pulling on his dew claw. I stop him and tell him no whenever I catch him at it but I'm wondering if I need to start thinking about getting it removed or just keep correcting him. I hate the thought of putting him through any surgery he didn't need but I'm scared he's going to eventually pull the whole thing off.

  2. #2
    Maybe your dog's dewclaw nail is too long and that's why he is biting on it. Because the dewclaw won't wear down as his other nails when going on walks. So if its too long its irritating his paw and he's trying to take measures into his own "hands." Get the dewclaw trimmed as you would all of his other nails. That might help him.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ann Arbor Mi USA
    Posts
    3,822
    I agree.
    First trim the dew claws. A dew claw never touches the ground and can grow right back around into a dogs nail pad or leg! I've seen it happen! :(

    Are they front dews or backs or both? Chewing on only one dew claw or all of em?
    Will he let you handle it?
    If they are the loose, floppy back ones have the vet take them taken off when you neuter.
    If they are the front ones and are not loose and floppy and he still bites them after nail trimming, check really close under a bright light to see if something is wrong. A splinter, foxtail, burr,cut, scrape. He could have caught and sprained or broken it.
    After all this and you turn up nothing, maybe check with a vet.

  4. We do get them trimmed regularly along with his other nails. I don't let him walk on hard surfaces to grind them down that way (it's been far too hot here for his toes) and I did notice it seems to mainly be the front left one. After closer examination it looked a bit red/scratched up to me. I have to keep a closer eye and if I can't figure it out myself I guess vet is our next stop

Similar Threads

  1. Dew and Carpal Pad claw
    By sspitbulls in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 08:59 AM
  2. Split Claw Help!
    By BlueBaloo in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 04-20-2012, 08:06 PM
  3. Broken Claw
    By sn0wman in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 01:01 AM
  4. Dew Claw Issue
    By Madeleinemom in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-02-2007, 08:17 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

why does my dog chew his dew claw

why do dogs chew their dew claws

dog bites off dewclaw

my dog keeps chewing her dew claw

dog biting his dew claw

dog chewing dew claws

pulled dew claw

why is my dog chewing his dew claws off

dog chewing his split dew claw

dog pulling on dew claw

my dog keeps chewing his dew claw

my bulldog chews his nails

duclaw dogs

dog chewing on dew claw

my dog keeps biting his dew claw

dog chews her dew claw nails

how to get dogs to stop chewing on their dew claws

dog trying to chew off dewclaw

dog chewing duclaw

dog pulling at dew claws

dog is chewing on dew claws

dog keeps chewing on dew claw

older dog chewing dew claw

why my dog chews his dew clsws

can a dew claw get sprained

my dog is chewing his dew claw

pitbull has cuts on his dew claw

dog wont stop biting on duclaw

my dog pulls his dew claw

my dog chews dew claws

why does my dog try to pull his do claw off

why does my dog try to pull his dew claw off

whys my dog trying to bite his claw off

my dachshund chews her dew claws

my dog chewed off his dew claw

Bookmarks