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Chow pads

Post by user952824 » Thu May 05, 2011 6:41 am

I learned something new yesterday when I took my chow for grooming. His groomer told me that his front leg paw pads, the one under his ankle has an excretion that is smelly and that I should wipe his pads every week to eliminate this. Anyone can school me on this? First time I've heard of this.

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Post by Merlin » Thu May 05, 2011 7:33 am

Never heard of this in my life.
Are his feet smelly???
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Post by user952824 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:17 am

No, his feet are not smelly and he is not smelly. Upon examing his front paws, they seem fine to me. I will keep a close watch on them. His Vet tech said there is a fold of skin at the pad's site and yeast can easily form there. But that it is not uncommon. Go figure.

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Post by Merlin » Thu May 05, 2011 8:32 am

Yeast can only form in a dog if they are fed carbohydrates. It has absolutely nothing to do with their toes and has absolutely nothing to do with the physiology of the animal. Dogs were never meant to process carbohydrates so if you feed them bread, pasta, poor quality dog food, yes, they will develop allergies, and yeast illnesses, not only in their feet, but in their ears and instestines.

If you feed your dog a quality dog food, then your dog won't develop candidae.
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Re: Chow pads

Post by user952824 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:13 am

I feed my dog nothing but quality food. No breads etc. He eats a lot of protein. And I do not give him grain. His dog foods are all grain free because of allergy. So, the yeast will be history for me. I have to take him for his Rabies shot in two weeks, and at that time, I will address this with the Vet and have the Vet show me exactly what this groomer saw that was smelly.

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