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Dewclaw removal which is often done within 3 days of birth leads to twisting through the wrist when dogs are galloping and turning as they would normally use the dew claw to dig into the ground to support these movements
A study published in 2018 showed that the dewclaw was the LEAST likely toe to be injured in agility dogs, in which landing and turning from jumpsand other obstacles put the toes at risk for injuries. Thus, it makes no sense to remove the dewclaws because of risk of injury.
🧐Some dogs will have dew claws that are not flush to the leg, these may get injured and may need removal but as outlined above, dew claw injuries do not occur at the level people have been led to believe.
📌Source & for further information, visit:https://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/do_the_dew__claws__rev_apr_10_2013__with_logo_.pdf