Gracie, my mutt mix (pit, lab, hound?), will be turning 14 years old next month…

Gracie, my mutt mix (pit, lab, hound?), will be turning 14 years old next month. I adopted her from the pound when she was 8 weeks old. She has been limping around the past few weeks. Her paw pad looks weird, so I did some research and discovered she has something called “Hairy Paw” (nasodigital hyperkeratosis). Is there anything that can be done for this condition? Thanks.

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Joe Mccollum
5 years ago

I don’t think this condition is curable but it can be managed. Care includes keeping the “feathers” trimmed off and moisturizing the pads with a lanolin based ointment to prevent drying, cracking, bleeding and pain.