We are 'fostering to adopt' a young adolescent mixed breed (BC, ACD, Lab...?), he's only been here one day. He has very very noticeable double dew claws on his back legs, they bounce as he walks!!
I'm interested to hear opinions on this, in terms of leaving them be or removing them. I've read various things, from leaving them, only removing them if they are not connected by bone but only skin, or removing no matter what. I've also read a few times that it has a fairly long recovery or it's common for there to be issues, and is worse for adult dogs (he is 7 months ish).
The nails on some are long, so I want to try cut them down but not sure how he is with handling and aren't going to rush into it. He's intact but we don't plan on neutering any time soon so waiting to have it done at the same time isn't an option if it needs doing soon.
He does walk off lead, he runs sometimes but hasn't been super fast or crazy yet - our Spoo is worse and even she's not super zoomy! Mostly he trots and sniffs. The walks around here are fields, grassy beaches, some reeds...I dunno, I just worry about one getting caught and ripping...