hi all. My husband and i own a beautiful little Shih Tzu who is just over a year old now but she has had problems with her back dew claws and they have been growing at an alarming rate and almost grow into her foot. last month we took her to the vet for her annual check up and he checked her claws. Tonight however, i checked them and one is pressing right into her toe! poor baby! it must be very painful for her, even though she has been running around playing with her groodle brother all day. first thing in the morning i am taking her to the vet but am thinking of having these dew claws removed. it was only a matter of weeks ago that the vet checked them and they have grown right into the foot in that time. What is the general feeling about dew claw removal? any idea of cost? what about recovery time?