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My pups are 1 day old in great shape. can I dock their tails

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my pups are 1 day old in great shape. can I dock their tails and remove dew claws??
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Stacy replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is***** I have been a small animal veterinarian for 14 years and I'd like to help with your question.

If puppies are a good size and gaining weight I am perfectly comfortable doing tails and dewclaws at 1 day of age. I seem more complications from these procedures if you wait too long than doing them early.

I hope that helps, but if you have more questions please let me know.