• How To Safely And Naturally Remedy Hyperkeratosis

    9 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Canine 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, treatment is important.
    The key to treating a dog's hyperkeratosis is consistency. You need to find something that is completely...
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  • Why You Should Be Concerned About Your Dog's Extra “Hairy” Paws

    Why You Should Be Concerned About Your Dog's Extra “Hairy” Paws

    9 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Paw Pad Hyperkeratosis is often referred to as “hairy dog feet” because the paw pads take on a distinctly furry appearance.
    In fact, what you are seeing is an overgrowth of a tough, fibrous protein called keratin that resembles fur, but is actually rough, hard and quite uncomfortable for your dog.
    Keratin provides strength and resilience to the epithelial cells of skin, hair and nails, but sometimes the body makes too much, resulting in hyperkeratosis. When overproduced, this excess keratin forms a hard, crusty layer of fur-like protrusions on the nose and/or paw pads.
    Hyperkeratosis has...
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