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I honestly had no clue where to post this, so into general it goes. Are extra toes unheard of in dogs? I know they aren't uncommon in cats, but I've never heard of dogs having extra toes, and I am pretty sure Nino has an extra toe on his two front feet. He was had his dewclaws removed, and he has just the 4 toes on his back feet, but he definitely has 5 individual claws on the front feet, the 5th ones on the inside a little higher up with a tiny little pad. In my frantic research last night, I found that some dogs are just born with two dewclaws; is this probably the case, the vet having somehow missed the other ones (I feel like it is strange that the breeder and two vets would all miss this, especially at just a couple days old)? They are quite tiny compared to the nub of the dewclaw. Is this actually completely normal in Havs, me just having a brain fart? Mario certainly doesn't have them. If it's not a second dewclaw, what might it be? Will it affect his ability to be shown? All of this is so weird to me, so I apologize for the poor wording in this post. Anyone have any explanations?