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My 4 yr old chihuahua mixed breed has been licking his left
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My dog's dew claw is broken. It is broken a little more than
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My dog appears to have an injured dewclaw. The bleeding has
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I took my dog to the vet because his right dew claw was angled
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My dog has what looks like another nail or a stone in a hole
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We have a 9 week old boxer puppy and the "breeder" said she
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Our Chihuahua seems to have broken his dew claw above the Joint.
Our Chihuahua seems to have broken his dew claw above the Joint. That is, above the hard part of the nail, causing it to stick out at a slightly odd angle. Is it like a broken finger at this point? Or… read more
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