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    Very rough foot pads on dog

    For some reason our lab has the worlds roughest pads on his feet. He can scratch the fool out of you with just the bottom of his feet. Does anyone have any idea how I can soften them just a little bit.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Maybe a little foot massage with some coconut oil? If she licks it off after it's healthy for her too.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Paw wax.
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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Those rough paws are there for a reason...Traction...
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    But those pads are ripping the skin off my body. He likes to slide into the bed with you and I swear I don't have to shave my legs because he has ripped half the skin off.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    I would say the same thing as Roloni but if you are really looking for something maybe try Bag Balm.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

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    But those pads are ripping the skin off my body. He likes to slide into the bed with you and I swear I don't have to shave my legs because he has ripped half the skin off.
    Softening your dog's pads is a VERY BAD idea, especially if your dog spends any time outside or does any kind of activities. It will make the pads prone to injury. Pad injuries are not nice to deal with and can lead to serious complications.

    Pads SHOULD feel very rough and sandpapery. As long as they are not cracked, leave them alone.

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    His pads have like little shards of skin sticking from them,I tried to get a picture but it just didn't come out. They are like super rough compare to any other dog I have or been around. It doesn't seem to bother him but he will try and creep up to lay on your lap and ends up using you kinda to pull up and its worse than puppy toenails that have been trimmed into a point.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Quote Originally Posted by Poly View Post
    Softening your dog's pads is a VERY BAD idea, especially if your dog spends any time outside or does any kind of activities. It will make the pads prone to injury. Pad injuries are not nice to deal with and can lead to serious complications.

    Pads SHOULD feel very rough and sandpapery. As long as they are not cracked, leave them alone.
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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    I don't want them soft like in puppy soft I just need to try and soften them a little to where if he lays his foot on you,you aren't going holy hannah thats tearing my skin off. I checked the pads and they aren't cracked. He likes having his nails done with the dremmel tool and if I pick it up he comes over sits in front of you and smacks you with his paw and we have actual scratches from his pads.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Something like this maybe? http://www.amazon.com/Cain-Able-Mois.../dp/B000FFBNQA

    Other posters are right in that you don't want to soften their pads because it is protective, but maybe something like that will smooth the pad out without softening it much.

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    Re: Very rough foot pads on dog

    Thank you that may work

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