dewclaw


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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.
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Dewclaws are a vestige of dogs' evolution from tree-climbing cats 40 million years ago, says scientist and best-selling author Stanley Coren,
Dewclaw (doo-claw) A remnant of an evolutionary toe that protrudes from the back of the metacarpals (metatarsals).
* SOCK OPTIONS: For day-long adventures, using socks or boot liners can help prevent chafing and keep dewclaws (if your dog has them) in place.
Without doubt the most interesting feature of this particular style of dewclaw rattle is the carved effigy finial surmounting the wooden handle.
In addition to one nail at the end of each of the four toes usually found on each foot, many dogs also have a fifth nail, called a dewclaw, on the inside of the leg, below the wrist.
No, but the study of the dewclaw showed he had two infections: strep and staph.
He is the author of a recently published monograph entitled Voices of Thunder: A Case Study of Great Lakes Dewclaw Rattles (Spellicans Press, 2017).
Even more dubious, if dewclaw imprints were present, he'd proclaim with all the assuredness of the sun rising tomorrow that they were buck tracks.
Richard Green's newly published Voices of Thunder: A Case Study of Great Lakes Dewclaw Rattles gathers together all the known examples of these rare objects.
On the extreme left, another man wears a horned buffalo fur headdress, dewclaw bandoleer, woolen cloth leggings with box type decoration, and fully-beaded moccasins.
The AKC position statement says, "The American Kennel Club recognizes that ear cropping, tail docking, and dewclaw removal, as described in certain breed standards, are acceptable practices integral to defining and preserving breed character and/or enhancing good health."
The translation of the Chinese name for this acupoint is "Joining Valley," which is more poetic and descriptive since LI 4 is located on the topside of the webbing of the dog's dewclaw. The webbing sort of looks like a joining valley, doesn't it?