Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
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Rico licks his paws, sometimes to excess. When he does the pad gets very pinky/red. Our vet says it's kind of like a hot spot. It's from him getting his feet wet and not drying out right away. The skin gets itchy, he licks and it gets irritated.
I have a spray that I put between his toes when it gets too red and that helps. But the redness comes and goes. I think it's a "dog thing". If it's raining out, or the grass is wet, the vet has told us to dry between his toes when he comes in. There's a doggy towel near the bedroom door to outside and the kitchen door to outside during wet days. PLUS, you have to keep the hair between their toes clipped/shaved so the skin can breath. We do feet trimming once a month. Clip the hair away from the pads (so they don't slip) and buzz the hair between their toes.
Also, sometimes they will split a nail. That will cause them to chew at their "pawnails" and when they lick and chew it makes the skin near the area red and a little puffy.
Rory aka Rico & Lucy's mom
Last edited by iluvhavs; 12-18-2010 at 05:20 AM.