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Re: Can Dew Claws Grow back?

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  March 01, 2003 at 01:39:43

In Reply to: Can Dew Claws Grow back?
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  Jacqueline
Posted on:  February 28, 2003 at 23:25:09

Question:

: I have a three-year-old male JRT who is in excellent health and whatnot. Just recently, however, I have noticed that the dew claw on his left leg (removed when he was a puppy) appears to be growing back. I did not think that this was possible, but it is not like this on his right leg. There is a definite bump on his left leg now, that I don't recall seeing before. Is it possible for the dew claws to somehow regenerate after removal?!? And if this is a possibility, will he need it removed yet again? I realize that they serve no real purpose and are removed for looks and to prevent accidental snagging. I don't really know what to do, any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
: Thank you,
: Jacqueline


Response:

Dear Jacqueline,

I suggest you schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible; a fast growing lump is cause for concern.

Good luck,
Leslie