Paws Don't Fail Me Now
June 4, 2013 12:05 PM Subscribe
Yesterday as I was trimming my dog's nails, I noticed that he has abrasions
on three of his four paws. What do I need to do?
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A couple of the spots had very hard and sharp skin bits hanging around them, so I trimmed the dead skin with nail scissors to which my dog didn't react at all. He doesn't appear to be in pain or reluctant to walk, but now that I think about it, over the weekend he did have one oddly lazy day.
He is a young, energetic pit bull mutt who gets walked a fair bit, and even more than now that the weather is so nice in Seattle – at least five miles on city sidewalks every day, and half an hour or so of running around after a ball at the tennis courts as well as moderately long hikes in the woods a couple of times a week. I assume I overdid it?
Does this necessitate a vet visit? Should I buy him dog boots? I was planning on taking him on a longer hike today (this one
, going out and back twice). Should I postpone it and just keep his walks short for the time being? Resume regular neighborhood walks but skip the hike? It's so, so lovely outside right now.