removing dew claw trick

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removing dew claw trick

Post by sammiller03 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:20 am

I removed the dew claws from my litter of pups last night . i use small side cutters. i saw on the internet where some people use small hemostats to crimp them off and thought this was a good idea so i took one pair of side cutters and dulled them with a file . it semmed to me that the ones that were taken off with the dull cutters bled alot less i think its becouse it crushes the vein instaed of cutting it. i clamped down and held each one for about ten seconds before removing it. really seemed to help. this litter had large dew claws and there was still blood but crimping them istead of cutting seemed to help. a was also thinking about heating up the cutters and if that would coterize at the same time.

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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by BCBeagles » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:24 pm

Sam,

I use a suture removal kit. I work for a company that sells them so I just send them in to a site at no charge, then take a couple of them...lol, they know I do this, I used to work there.

I also get Silver Nitrate sticks, cut of the dew claw then Silver Nitrate, no bleeding at all. Best way I have found. Good luck with your pups!!
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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by bluecollar beagler » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:34 am

i use the toenail clippers for dogs. slide it over claw pop it off and lay pup back down for mom to clean up. Typically little to no bleeding when i do it. just done my pups a few days ago.

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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by Rowco Beagle Kennels » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:37 pm

BCBeagles wrote:Sam,

I use a suture removal kit. I work for a company that sells them so I just send them in to a site at no charge, then take a couple of them...lol, they know I do this, I used to work there.

I also get Silver Nitrate sticks, cut of the dew claw then Silver Nitrate, no bleeding at all. Best way I have found. Good luck with your pups!!
BC, where do you get the silver nitrate sticks.

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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by BCBeagles » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:34 pm

I am fortunate to work for a medical supply sales company.

you may be able to goggle them and get them, but not sure.
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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by Mo Rabbit Runner » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:11 pm

We used a pair of toe nail clippers at 3 days old. They didn't even whimper and no blood.
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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by Alabama John » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:56 pm

Jim, most vet supply companies have the sticks and they will sell them to the public.
Also around here so do the County extension stores.

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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by sem » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:20 pm

How do you remove them from an older pup? I have one about 8 weeks old that needs one removed. It looks like they removed one side and tried but missed the other.

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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by BCBeagles » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:17 pm

Cuticle scissors...have someone hold him tight...hold his muzzle.

Cut it off and apply some vaseline....he will be fine.

Good luck!!
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Re: removing dew claw trick

Post by island ridge hounds » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:47 am

can you take them off of older dogs????
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