Why I am not removing Dewclaws:

After much deliberation and research.  I have decided to stop removing front dewclaws.  It is an outdated practice.  Most recent studies have shown removing front dewclaws can cause arthritis and decrease agility. They only need to be removed if they are causing problems.  Most of the time they do not cause problems.  I don't want to cause Arthritis and mobility problems in hopes to "prevent" rare issues that can be caused by having dewclaws.  Rear dewclaws are typically the problem makers.  Typically the Havanese breed doesn't have these.  If they do those will be removed. If you are really wanting them removed it can be done when they are Spayed or Neutered.


See the links below for more information that contributed to this decision.

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