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Post by Caryll on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:09 am

Poor Dempsey. His dew claws both grow at an alarming rate & curl round. They need to be clipped fairly regularly (although I am embarrassed to say that I don't do it often enough) or he catches them and they break - very painful!

Well, with the move I've neglected them. His left one actually snapped off (at the correct place luckily) the other day when he was playing with Eleanor, but the right one had cracked and was sore. I left it to see if the soreness would lessen before I tried clipping it, but this morning he kept lifting his paw off the ground, so it was time to act.

I laid him down on his back and got the clippers in place.

SNIP.

The yelp was horrendous! The big cissy almost screamed and then went bouncing around with his tail wagging furiously as if to say "Don't hurt me again please!"

He's had a couple of painkillers and is now fast asleep!

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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Lorraine on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:19 am

Bless him!
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Caryll on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:39 am

He's a big baby!

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Post by Lorraine on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:47 am

In my experience, the bigger they are, the babier they are! laughing
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Caryll on Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:30 am

laughing

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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:03 pm

Caryll wrote:

Well, with the move I've neglected them. His left one actually snapped off (at the correct place luckily) the other day when he was playing with Eleanor, but the right one had cracked and was sore. I left it to see if the soreness would lessen before I tried clipping it, but this morning he kept lifting his paw off the ground, so it was time to act.


Err... Sorry, playing? Change that to 'humping' please! The little sod was having inappropriate relations with my new jumper!
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Caryll on Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:01 pm

But having enormous fun doing so!

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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by tracyp on Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:58 am

Poor boy.
Max next door (great dane x mastiff) goes on the attack if you try to cut his, they are so big & hard. Now, every week he lays down beside mum & she files them with a course false nail file. He's not trying to bite her, no one has to hold him down & he thinks shes fussing on him. rolling on floor

Win, win!
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Post by Shisa on Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:55 am

Dempsey - the drama queen laughing
Although a banged, split or broken nail is bloody sore.
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Caryll on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:23 am

We have a battery powered file, but it's no good for a split or broken claw - it would be too painful.

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Post by Shisa on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:56 am

Sounds to much like a SAW movie worried
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:57 am

evil I love those movies! evil
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Post by Shisa on Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:12 pm

tracyp wrote:evil  I love those movies! evil

off topic but I like them ... during daylight hours.
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by tracyp on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:15 pm

rolling on floor
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Re: Dempsey's dew claws

Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:59 am

Shisa wrote:
tracyp wrote:evil  I love those movies! evil

off topic  but I like them ... during daylight hours.

I totally agree! shocked

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