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Paw Pads on a Dog

Did you know that all dogs have paw pads on their feet? These pads are covering the paws of your dog and giving them a protective padding to walk on. The paw pad is actually made up of a layer of fat tissue on the bottom of your dog’s paws. It’s important to check the paw pads routinely to ensure no injury or burns have occurred. For instance, after walking the trails, check your dog’s paw pads for blisters, splinters, or any kind of bruising that may occurred from the rocky terrain. If you walk your dog on a hot pavement, check the paw pads for burns or scrapes. Your dog needs healthy paw pads to provide support, stability, balance and traction while walking and running. Dogs living indoors will have soft pads while outdoor dogs may have tougher pads due to wear. Talk with your veterinary clinic Longview, TX to learn more.

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