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    Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    My Husky/Heeler has a deep red/brown between the pads of his feet on his front paws. He does not lick his paws but he is often itchy. He also has a little bit of dried blood/scaly skin on his lower belly that developed after his neuter surgery. Neither seems to bother him. Does anyone think this sounds serious or have any ideas how to help?

    Also, his pads are a cracked and very rough. I know they must be tough but they seem rougher than necessary. Any ideas of how I can help him?

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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    If you don't mind little grease prints all over the place you can use bag balm for the pads (there's also waxes and things made specifically for dogs). The coloring is in the hair right? All of my dogs have a redish hue in between the toes.

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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    Yes the coloring is just in the hair. But none of his other coloring is anywhere near that shade. At all. And this is like the shade of dried blood.

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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    I don't think it's blood, but the hair is red at the base then is white on the tips. It comes and goes and they never exhibit any sort of pain or discomfort when I mess with their feet (and I'm always looking them over). The color you describe sounds exactly like the coloring in my dogs' feet, like a rust almost. I've never worried about it, but you could always just ring your vet real quick and ask if that's something they see or could explain.

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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    Check with your vet. But two things to consider...if the dog scratches, seems itchy a lot perhaps the dog has an allergy to food or environment. Also, if the dog has tear stains the dog could be harboring a form of red yeast in the body fluids. So the tears are a bit reddish brown and anywhere the dog licks the saliva will make the fur reddish brown.
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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    Heh, I think I figured out my coloring issue after much recollection. We have a set of roads around here like this...


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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    Sounds like allergies possibly. Itchy skin, redness in between toes.

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    Re: Dark Red/Brown Between Paw Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by harrise View Post
    Heh, I think I figured out my coloring issue after much recollection. We have a set of roads around here like this...

    duh duh duhhhh. lol

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