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Hi Rebecca, I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this. Many dogs do just fine with dewclaws and never have any issues while others may be at a higher risk of injury. The risk of this will depend on your individual dog’s activity level, and the size and number of dewclaws present. Your vet knows your pet and they can advise you if they should be removed or not.
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