Dewclaw removal is a common practice for many North American dog breeders and owners but questions are raised over the appropriateness of removal. Amongst our European counterparts' removal of dewclaws is a rare occurrence. So what is the dewclaw and why is removing it something we should reconsider?
What if one of the most common pieces of advice to heal an injury wasn’t actually effective? It's something we've been told since we're kids - apply ice to an injury. But what if I told you that icing an injury to reduce inflammation, once thought to speed up the healing process by reducing inflammation was simply not true?