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How To Safely And Naturally Remedy Hyperkeratosis

Canine paw pad hyperkeratosis isn’t life threatening and it’s not always easy to identify, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Hyperkeratosis is a condition where the skin on a dog’s nose or paw pads becomes especially thick and hard. It can cause painful callouses, and foot pad hyperkeratosis is often called “hairy dog feet” because of the way the skin cracks and separates. It can lead to infections, lameness, and general discomfort, and while there is no cure, … Read more

There Are Yeezy-Inspired Shoes For Dogs Now

Yes, the opinions of doggies wearing “people clothes” are often divided. Shoes that protect your pup’s vulnerable feet, however, are a different story. And hey, if you’re going to cover four little feet why not do it in style? Fresh Pawz, the self-proclaimed “official streetwear brand for dogs,” now offers Yeezy-inspired dog sneakers! Yep, the shoes designed by Kanye West. If you’re not familiar with them, Kanye West originally launched his Yeezy shoe line with Nike in 2009 and then brought … Read more

This Is What Hot Pavement Can Do To Your Pup’s Paws

Warning: Medical image of burned paw pads below. June 21 is the first official day of summer, and with the U.S. already reporting record high temperatures, it looks like we are in for a hot one! Along with the risks of heatstroke and the dangers of hot vehicles, there is yet another hazard dogs face during the hotter months – scorched paw pads. On each paw, dogs have four digital pads (one for each toe), one large, heart-shaped metacarpal pad, … Read more

Are Your Dog’s Paw Pads Hairy? It Might Be Hyperkeratosis. Here’s What To Do.

  What Exactly is Paw Pad Hyperkeratosis in Dogs? The prefix “hyper” refers to overstimulation, and “keratosis” comes from the word “keratin.” You most likely recognize that word from your shampoo bottle, and that’s a good place to start. Keratin is a type of fibrous protein used as one of the main ingredients in hair, claws, and the outer layer of skin. Dogs naturally produce their own supply of keratin, but hyperkeratosis means they produce much more than they need. … Read more

6 Summertime Tips To Keep Your Dog’s Paws Safe

Since you usually wear shoes when you walk outside, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about how hot the ground is. Unfortunately, your dog likely doesn’t wear shoes when you walk outside and can burn his paw pads on hot asphalt. Watching your dog limp around the house because you weren’t mindful of their needs is something no dog owner would ever want, so here are 6 summertime tips to keep your dog’s paws safe. #1 – Walk your … Read more