Dog Bess
Bess

Bess, my female dog mixed, has hard skin on the paws (hyperkeratosis)

My small dog's paw was injured on an escalator last Friday. I've been taking her to the vet for daily bandage changes and today the vet told us that her footpad might need to be removed. Is that something that is commonly done? I can't find any information on this surgery online.

almost 3 years ago
Information about Bess
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Sterilized: Yes
  • Symptoms: Hard skin on the paws (hyperkeratosis)
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno

If Bess has been taking different antibiotics and the leg is worse after one month,then it could be necessary to remove the leg if the infection is longer every day.

Kind regards

almost 3 years ago