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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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O'Donnell said: "A dew claw was pulled off during the race but I don't see it as being a problem, he's a tough dog and we'll strap him up next Saturday.
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The mobile made out of the dew claws of the caribou hangs over the table in the cabin on Trout Lake, a cabin that has become the focus of a struggle between the Ontario ministry of natural resources (MNR) and the Namekosipiiw Anishinaapek, the descendants of the people who once lived on this land in northwestern Ontario.
The dew claws have no purpose, but are taken as a marker for splitting to the hock, across the taut back of the thigh, and within a few inches of the cod.
Each has two slightly-rounded triangles side by side where the cloven hoof steps, and if the snow is deep enough, two round dots behind the hoofprint where the dew claws touch.
I have observed my own dogs using their dew claws as little thumbs to help secure chews and toys.
AThey are called dew claws, which are extra toes which develop in some dogs.