01-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Hampshire
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Originally Posted by mandyy4
I recently found a dog in really bad shape, and part of the problem is his rear double dew claws. The lower one is more like a fifth digit, although it's not completely connected, and the higher one sticks straight out horizontally and doesn't seem to be connected by anything but skin.
On the top ones, the nails have completely curled around to his pad... I managed to clip one of them, but the other one is so overgrown that I can't fit the nail clippers between the pad and the nail to clip it. So my question is... should I take him to the vet or the groomer to have this taken care of?
Well, if you just found the dog, I would definitely take him to the vets for a check up. The dew claw problem is something you can point out to the vet, but if he's been a stray, you'll want to check for parasites, probably update the vaccines and so on.
Good luck, and post some pics. We'd love to see him!