My puggle has her front left dewclaw. It recently grew into her skin and became infected. We went to the ER and they removed the part that was in her skin and cleared the infection. After discussing options with a vet and a surgeon, we decided that removal is her best option.
The dewclaw grows ridiculously fast, and we're worried that we won't be able to come up with a really good schedule to get it trimmed. Also, a few vets that I talked to said that they wouldn't trim the dewclaw they would rather remove it (that's a whole other story).
My puggle is 3 years old, and I'm worried about the surgery. My biggest worry is with the anesthesia. The surgeon has been wonderful in answering my questions, but I was wondering if I could get some advice from you guys on aftercare, and what complications may arise from anesthesia. She will have to stay overnight after the surgery and will come home the next day with no bandage on her paw. She will be wearing a cone to prevent her from biting at it.