hello, first of all HAPPY NEWYEAR!!! to everyone. Haven't been around in a while, been really busy with work. We are wanting to spay our sheltie within the near future, and when we had first talked about that with our vet she suggested that we'd get Penny's Dewclaws removed at the same time as getting her spayed. This because she has two on the one leg... (appearantly this is common among shelties). Now I dont know a lot about it, have been looking for some info on the forum and on the internet but can't find an awful lot. Is this the same idea as declawing cats? (the surgery that is) Does anyone have experience with it? I don't find Penny is bothered by hers if we keep them trimmed. Is it painful for them to have it done? Just wondering about people's oppinion!