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dewclaw

(do͞o′klô′, dyo͞o′-)
n.
A short digit that does not reach the ground, found on the feet of dogs and certain other mammals.

dewclaw

1. the rudimentary first digit of dogs and cats, found on the inner side of the front legs, above the weight-bearing digits. These are commonly removed from puppies at an early age because of the susceptibility to injury throughout life. Occasionally found on the hindlegs of some dogs and in some breeds this is required, e.g. the Great Pyrenees dog and Briard in which double rear dewclaws must be present.
2. the accessory claws of the ruminant foot.

dewclaw slough
sequel to laminitis, severe edema of the lower extremity, severe coronitis.
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The dew claw is all but sliced off and will need to be operated on, but he should get back to the track and we,ve got to be thankful for that.
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AThey are called dew claws, which are extra toes which develop in some dogs.
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I have been told that the puppies will need to have their dew claws taken off if they are born with them, because they shouldn't have them, according to the breeds standards.