"Loose" dew claws
First off- I have no idea where to put this thread. Since this could turn into a health issue, I'm placing it here.
Secondly- I have no idea what to even call this.
I noticed baby Jinks's dew claws are kind of... loose. Not the nail itself, it's firmly attached to the claw socket or whatever, and it grows like wildfire. But the socket (under the skin) where the dew claw is doesn't really seem attached to anything. Kind of just floats around embedded in the skin. I don't remember Pimg's dew claws feeling so- flimsy. Maybe they were.
I can snap a picture to update the thread later tonight.
The question is- how does the dew claw attach to the leg? Is it just embedded in the skin? Does it attach rigidly like the other nails on the foot do? I'm kind of afraid he'll catch them on something and rip them out.
(Hmmm... come to think of it when I wrote that last sentence- I do remember Pimg's dew claws being tender at times as a pup. Perhaps they firm up with age?)
Also- can you trim the dew claw nail? Does it have a quick like other nails? Holy crap his dew claws grow quickly!
Pimg - DOB: 2/06, CL3, CL2, CL1, UJJ (x2), HIT, CA, CGC
High Jinks vom Neuanfang - DOB 9/12 (Gotchya Day: 1/23/2013) agility superstar in training