• Dewclaws Do Have a Purpose

    Do Dewclaws Have A Purpose?

    Do dewclaws have a purpose? If you’ve ever wondered this, have you ever watched your dog hold a bone, chew or gripping a toy? If you look you will see the dog uses the dewclaws to grip, the dewclaws act a bit like a thumb or big toe. Some breeds have double dewclaws on each hind leg. When running on slippery surfaces the dewclaw helps stabilise the wrist joint and provide extra traction. If a dog falls through ice he would be able to use the dewclaw for grip and pull himself out of the water. Should Dewclaws Be Removed? Dewclaws do have a real purpose and shouldn’t be removed only…