Most dogs will not have sores or lacerations, but may still suffer from irritated paws that will be bright pink or red. Your canine pal will limp or avoid walking due to the discomfort that he is feeling. He may begin licking his paws excessively to soothe the pain. But, keep in mind that excessive licking will actually make the irritation worse, so you’ll want to divert him from doing so or apply some moisturizers to the affected paws. If there are cuts or sores, be sure to treat them immediately. Wash them thoroughly and apply antiseptic or antibiotic ointments. It is then best that they stay out of the snow for at least a couple of days.
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Just like the color of their fur, nose and other skin surfaces, the color of a puppy's paw pads is genetically determined. Sometimes you'll see pink paws on puppies who have light fur, but that doesn't mean that all white dogs automatically have pink paws. The bichon frise is one example of a breed that is typically white or light-colored, but whose paw pads are black. Some dogs of mixed colors will have pink paws because they carry a gene that makes them incapable of producing pigment in their skin and hair. This can affect the dog's entire body or just certain spots.
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Take a peek at all four of your dog’s paws and look for red or pink abrasions that resemble burns or look like your dog “skinned” the area. While looking at his paws, take a quick look at each nail for any injury. Abrasions on paw pads are usually paired with torn nails, so check everything.
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Red, pink or swollen paw pads can result from asphalt burns, insect stings, allergies or trauma, such as stepping on a thorn or sharp object. If your dog presents with this type of symptom, gently wash the area and examine the paw for cuts, puncture wounds or embedded objects. Paws that bleed, are warm to the touch or have a puslike discharge should receive immediate medical attention. Infection could be present and your pup may need an antibiotic.Subscribe Now:
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