Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Pet Tip: Ulcerated Paw Pads by Kristel Weaver, DVM

Dogs exercising on hot ground or playing on rough, hot surfaces like gravel can develop painful blisters on their footpads. The pads heal and return to normal with basic care and, over time with continued exercise, they form calluses for added protection. There are other reasons for ulcerated footpads, though, so it is important to have them checked out by a veterinarian.

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