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    Question Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    My dog is a miniature yorkshire terrier. She is seven years old and weighs four pounds. Today, she was limping as she walked. I looked at her foot and her dew claw has grown into her foot. I can tell she is in a lot of pain. Please help! I don't know what to do and I cannot stand to see her like this. She went to the groomer on Monday, I'm not sure why they didn't notice anything then. I cannot take her to the vet tomorrow because it is Thanksgiving. I will take her to the vet on Friday. I put some Neosporine on her foot. Is there anything else I can do to withhold the pain? Please help, I am a first time dog owner. Sorry this was so long, cookies to everyone! Thank y'all so much!
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    Are you able to trim the nail? If so I would clip it off and clean the area that it grew into and then take her to the vet on Friday.

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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    I am not able to trim her nail; as I have no experience doing so. (The groomers trim her nails) I really should learn how to! Thank you so much for the suggestion!
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by larkluver View Post
    I am not able to trim her nail; as I have no experience doing so. (The groomers trim her nails) I really should learn how to! Thank you so much for the suggestion!
    Yes I would recommend learning how to do so as soon as possible. That way you can prevent this kind of thing from happening again in the future.

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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    I will! Thank you!
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    Learning to trim your dog's nails will be very beneficial and help prevent this in the future, yes.

    However, I'm wondering how a groomer got away with allowing a dog to leave with such a long dew claw.

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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    This was our first time using this groomer. Our vet (the regular groomer) was closed.
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by larkluver View Post
    This was our first time using this groomer. Our vet (the regular groomer) was closed.
    Even so, it takes a long time for claws to grow into the paw. The last groomer she was at should have clipped that claw.
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    I think its a good idea to call the groomer and mention this, you don't have to be rude or even upset I imagine that dog groomers get dozens of dogs and run tight schedules and prolly have a lot to deal with so many dogs going in and out. But I imagine any good creditable groomer would WANT to know this. For example lets say for arguments sake the person who done your dog was in training, this could have been a simple lack of knowing what to look for when trimming and you could be doing them a favor letting them know what they missed.

    Other then that I would ask the vet him/herself to show you how to trim and to stick with whatever method they use. I am actually gonna have lelas nails trimmed tuesday at the vets and orginally was just gonna do that but after reading this i think ill take the time to learn myself ^_^
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    Re: Please Help! My dog's dew claw has grown into her foot!!!

    Larklover- didi you get the nail trimmed?
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