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Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buddha has some sort of fungus/I don't know what on his paws. At first I thought it was just dirt.. But it is not. It has been licking/biting his front paws but it is on all 4. He doesnt use his paws to eat. We are going to vets tomorrow to check see what they have to say.
Here are some pics. Any thoughts? It almost looks furry/ clay-ish.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You know, it just looks like callous to me, not fungus....
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Its completely normal. His feet are rough looking and he seems to be sloughing off a layer of skin. Its not fungal at all and do not require a vet visit.
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Ok! Thanks guys! Just making sure as he was biting them.


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I had a scare yesterday as I was wiping Murphy's paws (it's been raining & I HATE mud covered paws). I thought her one pad was peeling. I did a double & triple take before noticing it was a thin layer of mud. Freaked me out.
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It's Been raining its butt off here too and the muddy paws from new dirt being spread is drivin me nuts. Yeah I thought it looked funky in the picture glad its nothing serious. The rain makes Roscos paws even itchier...poor thing


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Just looks scaly and dry to me.
Get some Bag Balm - it's a good moisturizer for the paws.

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It's Been raining its butt off here too and the muddy paws from new dirt being spread is drivin me nuts. Yeah I thought it looked funky in the picture glad its nothing serious. The rain makes Roscos paws even itchier...poor thing


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I understand your pain. My yard is a mud pit when it rains. I put a huge white fleece blanket on the floor so i can stop them if they keep tracking. Lol


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That just looks like dry pads.

I would just leave it for now, like the others have said it doesn't require a vet visit. If you can get some sort of moisturizer like bag balm or musher's secret that should help with the dryness. He may shed that layer but you can always start fresh afterwards.

Bosley feet get awful rough in the winter because of the cold, so I usually try and moisturize them with the musher's secret.
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Hello,

My little boy Manny has a similar issue. His paw started out looking like it had been stained by something between the pads. He chewed and licked it like crazy so we took him to the vet. She said it looked like bark mulch.
We tried to clean it with hibitane but it didn't heal. It started to puff up and he grew a sort of blister between his toes so we took him back to our vet yesterday. She clipped the hair and alot of the mulch looking stuff out and gave us an antibiotic, hibitane and cortizone cream. So far its coming down a bit, still looks like he's be stained by something but he's not itching/chewing it anymore. Our vet's guess is some kind of paw fungus.

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