|Barked: Tue Jul 28, '09 6:27pm PST |
|Hi there, are your pups dewclaws bone attached or skin attached?? That makes a huge difference in the difficulty of surgery and cost. When the dewclaws are bone attached, the surgery is of course more difficult as you are actually doing an amputation of the digit, skin attached, you are just removing the skin and claw portion. We always recommend that the dogs have this done at 3-5 days old, we do this on most breeders pups at this time along with docking tails if appropriate for that breed.
When we remove bone attached dewclaws, the surgical area will be wrapped for quite a bit longer. Most of the time when the dewclaws are skin attached they only wear the wraps for a few days and have the sutures removed in 10-14 days. Bone attached sutures are also removed at 10-14 days.
The surgery for bone attached claws is more painful so we send pain meds home with the owner to help with the pups recovery.
Can you just keep the claws clipped and if so will that help with your pup catching them on things?
If this post sounds strange, you will have to excuse me I just had surgery yesterday and I am still pretty much brain fogged. Sorry.
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