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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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Attached to the handle, just below the carved finial, is a dense cluster of mixed deer hooves and dewclaws, each threaded on a hide thong.
They also have a claw on the inside of their front legs called a dewclaw, which acts somewhat like a thumb in gripping objects.
What about those who argue removing dewclaws (and docking tails, for that matter) traumatizes dogs or affects their learning capacities?
* DEWCLAW CONSIDERATIONS: I wrapped nonadhesive moleskin around the leg, placing it under each dewclaw and securing it with a short piece of Vetrap.
10 of State Live Stock Farm, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India there were 456 buffaloes out of which 42 animals were showing symptoms of ulceration of dewclaws, swelling of hind legs, itching and swelling of affected part (Fig.
This condition can occur in any of the toes but is usually found in one of the two dewclaws, the comparatively small and essentially nonfunctional structures that are located on each of a cat's front ankles.
Today the tail-less Brittany is standard, but most puppies have their tails docked along with clipped dewclaws a day or so after birth.
Unlike deer, it has no dewclaws. Unlike goats or antelopes, the male's horns comprise a permanent core under a hollow sheath that's shed annually.
Pulling out claws, dewclaws, docking tails and ears, pulling teeth and cutting vocal cords are insensitive acts fully acceptable to the population.
A DEWCLAWS hanging loose in a skin fold can cause problems if they get stuck in bushes or caught in branches.
You are referring to the dewclaws, which can easily be removed by a veterinarian when puppies are less than a week old.