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Thread: Vets Removed Dewclaws Without Consent?

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    Last up of ours done has his bandages on for three days New 1, I took them off then as vet had suggested it would be fine to do so, all went well, his dew claws were taken off at desexeing too, they were very well attached for rear dew claws actually has quite strong bone in them, many are just little flappy things with no bone attaching to the leg, but his were very big and stuck out too so needed to come off.

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    Thanks

    How do you take them off? She's quite agile, specially with being cooped up now (even the fan in the bathroom is exciting to her LOL) so don't really want to go near her with scissors, as it seems like that would be a terrifying situation

    She's been SO good and hasn't touched the sticky bandage at all! And she doesn't even seem to notice it. And the stitches on her belly from her desexing are done so well, just two lil cross-stitches, and considering how demented shes been the past day, its fantastic that they are so small, theres not even a hint of pinkness!

    Poor DH though, she's always excited round him (as she doesn't see him as often) and since shes been inside, the threat on DH has tripled, and she's used him as a bouncing bag more than once LOL. Poor thing, she just wants him to play, and doesn't understand she's supposed to be resting! She also chewed up the lino in the bathroom (oh well, we're getting the bathroom renovated in a bit anyway, she's just helped us start it) as she managed to destroy her raccoon toy, and got bored, so I picked up some big bones and some marrow bones, so hopefully a selection of them over the next few days should keep her occupied. Kinda forgotten, but I think she gets the stitches out on Friday.

    Will have to see what the vet says regarding recuperation after stitches are out, as we don't live in a suburban "normalcy" but rurally and shes often going under the house and sliding under the paddock fence, which I would think, would not be good for a while, so will have to figure that situation out.

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    Yes it is more difficult to keep the Rural dogs quiet unless kept indoors .....One of mine decided to go for a swim in our large dam in the garden. I had to blow dry her would to get it dry. but she was fine and healed well.
    I now have dog puzzles to get my dogs minds working and busy. And you would be surprised as to how tired they get from figuring those out. We just play lots of those sort of thinking games several times a day.
    It is also a good time to teach "take it", "thank you", "hold it" and pick it up". One of my newfies had an injury and she had to keep quiet for two weeks. She was always my best retriever of objects in obedience, because she held so well, due to all those hours spent training quietly. It is boring, but a great way to keep them occupied.
    You could also teach your dog to "give" you a tissue out of the box when you sneeze. i did that also with the same dog..........Boredom is great for teaching. I use the clicker method...Click or "yes"
    Wishing her well...........

    The sticky bandage can be unwrapped once you find the end. that is what we do with our horses when we bandage them up. It takes a little time. Though with my dogs I would use the scissors. Maybe now you can give her a reward for when she lies quietly and you touch her legs. To get her ready for when you have to take it off
    Pets are forever

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    I just used scissors but our boy did not wriggle too much, once wounds are healed over I let them run pretty much as they please, we desex all pups here prior to them going to new homes and have never had a problem with letting them play and run, only keep them confined for a couple of days, I take stches out at around ten days

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