My poor little guy, Monty caught his dew claw on something yesterday and ripped the nail near off. He could walk on hard surfaces but any grass or soft surface he would be in pain because his dew claw is so close to the ground. We went to the vet today and they had to rip off the nail and bandage it. The vet suggested removing the dew claw if he keeps injuring it (this is his 3rd one but this is the worst). We will also have to see how the nail grows back in. I am hesitant to put him under anesthesia so we will see. For now he is a hobbling mess (hasn't figured out how to poop on three legs yet) and getting lots of extra kisses.
Has anyone else had any issues with dew claws? Any suggestions?