Bella

Can puppies be declawed?


Asked by Bella on Apr 25th 2009 in Grooming
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Bilbo NAP NJP CGC

There is no reason to declaw a puppie. Yes, taking the dew claw off is something I would do, because it rips out easily. But for the other claws...no.

Just no.


Bilbo NAP NJP CGC answered on 4/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

NO!...Removing the dew claws when they are newborn pups is one thing but declawing completely?...That would involved amputating parts of the toes & that is horrible!


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Kolbe

Yikes.... no.


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Dieta

No they can not be declawed.
And the only thing recommended to remove is back floppy Dewclaws as they can get caught on things and rip off.
Dog's need claws.


Dieta answered on 4/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

Why in the world...??!!!
If it you're worried about your floors and furniture, then don't have animals. You can teach your dog not to be on the furniture and if you keep the dogs nails trimmed, they don't scratch floors.
Whoever informed you that declawing a dog is an option, is completely out to lunch. It's even outlawed in some cities in Ca. when it comes to cats.


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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

The only case I'd agree with it if it was a newborn puppy or a if the dewclaw was injured to the point of needing amputation. Both of my dogs have dew claws and it has never caused any problems.


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 4/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Obie

why the hell would you want to do this!!!!!!
some breeds have there dew claws removed like whippets and greyhounds as they catch an tear often causing pain


Obie answered on 5/2/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer