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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 10 week old puppy that seems to have an extra toe

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hello good evening. I have a 10 week old puppy that seems to have an extra toe and nail on each back leg. I actually have its brother too and this puppy does NOT have the same toe/nail. It is located about 3 -4 inches up the foot/leg away from the other toes. Can you tell me if this is normal please
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: what? its a toe and toe nail. he has EXTRA toe and nail
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?
Customer: he is Partridge Hound and White Pyreneese
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I believe that you're seeing an extra dewclaw. This is relatively common in Pyrenees. It's actually considered a breed fault when there's an absence of double dewclaws on each rear leg. Because he's a mix, extra dewclaws can be removed if they're likely to become traumatized by getting snagged. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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