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I am curious as to why Maggie-Mae's paw pads are all turning pink and super smooth? They used to be black and rough. I did a google search and couldn't come up with any good info as to why.

 

Any particular reason why? It's a very pale pink.

Thanks for any help. :)

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This may sound obvious but was there a change of walking surface? When I moved, we went from walking on the grass to walking on cement almost exclusively. Freddy had some pink in the middle of his pads for the first month and they became quite smooth, especially on the warmer days. Now we use Musher's Secret to prevent any pad damage and the stuff seems to be working fairly well.

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I've noticed that with Kasey too, and I honestly am not sure why. I've been monitoring it for a while, and a couple of the pads are nearly "worn" for lack of a better term. We didn't have a change of walking surface either. I wonder if it's an age thing....interesting that another person has noticed the same thing!

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This may sound obvious but was there a change of walking surface? When I moved, we went from walking on the grass to walking on cement almost exclusively. Freddy had some pink in the middle of his pads for the first month and they became quite smooth, especially on the warmer days. Now we use Musher's Secret to prevent any pad damage and the stuff seems to be working fairly well.

She seems to want to walk on the grass on the edge of the sidewalk and not the sidewalk itself....but I do not know if this is because her pads are sensitive or the walking on the grass has turned her pads pink?

 

Also, she no longer has access to any grass in our backyard..only cement and pea gravel. Wonder if that has anything to do with it? The other hounds pads are fine.

 

I've noticed that with Kasey too, and I honestly am not sure why. I've been monitoring it for a while, and a couple of the pads are nearly "worn" for lack of a better term. We didn't have a change of walking surface either. I wonder if it's an age thing....interesting that another person has noticed the same thing!

 

I wondered if it is age related too because Maggie will be 10 this month.

 

Did I mention she is a tripod?

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It is about the pads getting worn from walking or the rough surface. All dogs who get walked or go on hard surfaces have pink spots on their pads. If they're all really pink it suggests the backyard is pretty abrasive. And as a tripod she's got relatively more weight on each of her legs, too.

 

Musher's Secret isn't a bad idea. But FWIW my girl hates pea gravel and I'd never make her spend a lot of time on it.

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It is about the pads getting worn from walking or the rough surface. All dogs who get walked or go on hard surfaces have pink spots on their pads. If they're all really pink it suggests the backyard is pretty abrasive. And as a tripod she's got relatively more weight on each of her legs, too.

 

Musher's Secret isn't a bad idea. But FWIW my girl hates pea gravel and I'd never make her spend a lot of time on it.

Really, you are actually going to go there and tell me I make her spend a lot of time on the pea gravel... FYI she goes out, does her business and goes back to the luxurious beds I have set up outside for the hounds.

 

If what you say that ALL dogs that get walked on hard surfaces have pink pads then why do all 3 of my other greyhounds NOT have pink pads???

 

This is where they spend their time...

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Dang! they have an umbrella, too? Dash wants to come to your house.

 

I wonder if it's related to being a tripod. I'm sure that changed her gait.

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Dang! they have an umbrella, too? Dash wants to come to your house.

 

I wonder if it's related to being a tripod. I'm sure that changed her gait.

 

Tell Dash we have an extra bed for him ;)

 

I would say it's related to being a tripod but she has been a tripod for 3 years and 5 months...why all of a sudden the change? That's why I don't know if that is the reason.

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Could it be a reaction to fertilizer and chemicals along your walking route?

 

Our neighborhood is loaded with lawn service trucks spraying crap everywhere. We will be wiping paws after every walk from now until Winter returns because of it.

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Suzie, are you FB friends with Shelley Lake? She might know--I've seen noses turn pink, but not paw pads.


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It's comes from being to sexy for her toes! Maggie-Mae is just too sexy for black pads. ;)

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