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Old December 11th 05, 02:18 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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I have a client with a darling APBT. The dog has sensitive skin and
pads, like so many APBTs, and during class yesterday, her pads were
bleeding. She didn't seem to care at all, but her owner and I did!

I recommended toughening them with tincture of benzoine, but was
wondering if anyone had good success with booties of any sort, and if
so, what kind. easy on/off but stay on well obviously, even during
play (as opposed to straight line running or walking).


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Old December 11th 05, 05:19 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Janet B wrote:
I have a client with a darling APBT. The dog has sensitive skin and
pads, like so many APBTs, and during class yesterday, her pads were
bleeding. She didn't seem to care at all, but her owner and I did!

I recommended toughening them with tincture of benzoine, but was
wondering if anyone had good success with booties of any sort, and if
so, what kind. easy on/off but stay on well obviously, even during
play (as opposed to straight line running or walking).


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Janet,
Go on the web and look for sled dog supplies. They make dozens of
different kinds of "booties" that work very well. The best are made by
a lady in Anchorage Alaska, she owns a pet store specializing in sled
dog supplies and makes them in the shop there. For some reason at the
moment I have a mental block and can't think of the name. I can see her
face clearly, but can't remember her name. Juvenile Alzheimer's
checking in I supppose.

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Old December 11th 05, 05:26 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article .com,
Steve Crane wrote:
Go on the web and look for sled dog supplies. They make dozens of
different kinds of "booties" that work very well. The best are made by
a lady in Anchorage Alaska, she owns a pet store specializing in sled
dog supplies and makes them in the shop there.


There are endless suppliers of dogsled booties, and I think
you'd be hard-pressed to say that any of them are "best"
since they're all virtually identical. They're sack-shaped,
have a velcro wrap closure above the wrist, have single-ply
soles (to the extent that they have soles at all), are
pretty much disposable, and really are not what Janet asked
for. Muttluks are probably closer, although I've never used
them myself and can't recommend one way or the other.
However, they come over the pasterns, are more fitted to the
shape of the dog's leg, and have reinforced soles.
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Old December 11th 05, 06:31 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Janet B said in
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I recommended toughening them with tincture of benzoine,


How would that toughen the pads - through hardening? If so, it
may not work in dry cold and just exacerbate the cracking.

but was wondering if anyone had good success with booties
of any sort, and if so, what kind. easy on/off but stay on
well obviously, even during play (as opposed to straight
line running or walking).


I have an RR who stays here 2 to 5 days a week. The other
weekend, her owners boarded her for a weekend with someone who'd
left her in the yard too long (it's been -20degC and below
recently), resulting in the same beeding pads that you saw with
the APBT.

I was about to try the Muttluks I have, but first I was going to
try Paw Wax, though a Chinook blew in and now it's +10degC.
I'll let you know what happens, though I certainly don't leave
client dogs outside unsupervised - I may give a tin of Paw Wax
to the RR's owner in the event they leave her with the same
friend.

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Old December 11th 05, 09:39 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On 11 Dec 2005 18:31:18 GMT, Rocky , clicked
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How would that toughen the pads - through hardening? If so, it
may not work in dry cold and just exacerbate the cracking.


I used it with Lucy a few years back, and it seemed to thicken them.
They just seemed to handle water better without peeling off (her
problem).

I was about to try the Muttluks I have, but first I was going to
try Paw Wax, though a Chinook blew in and now it's +10degC.
I'll let you know what happens, though I certainly don't leave
client dogs outside unsupervised - I may give a tin of Paw Wax
to the RR's owner in the event they leave her with the same
friend.


let me know how that works!



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Old December 12th 05, 02:48 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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I keep a bowl of water and a towel to wash off Cheyenne's paws after walks
whenever it snows here. Here paws bled also. I took her to her vet and he
said it was the salt and the other stuff they put out that destroys an
animals pads. I also use Musher's secret. It's a paw wax.

Bettina & Cheyenne


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I have a client with a darling APBT. The dog has sensitive skin and
pads, like so many APBTs, and during class yesterday, her pads were
bleeding. She didn't seem to care at all, but her owner and I did!

I recommended toughening them with tincture of benzoine, but was
wondering if anyone had good success with booties of any sort, and if
so, what kind. easy on/off but stay on well obviously, even during
play (as opposed to straight line running or walking).


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www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bestfr...bedience/album


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Old December 12th 05, 03:45 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Janet B" wrote in message :

I have a client with a darling APBT. The dog has sensitive skin and
pads, like so many APBTs, and during class yesterday, her pads were
bleeding.


Just a heads up, Janet. A friend of mind has a GSD mix with what she
thought was sensitive feet. It would bleed with exercise, and not
necessarily strenuous exercise. She had also noticed that his nose gets a
little dry and cracked at times. Turns out, he has discoid lupus. If the
pup has other skin issues, that might be worth looking into.

In the footwear front, I've seen http://www.dogbooties.com/ recommended
before. I believe that Melanie got footwear from them that was built to
custom fit Skeeter (I'm not sure about this), and you may want to ask her
about it.

Suja


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Old December 12th 05, 08:21 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 10:45:12 -0500, "Suja" ,
clicked their heels and said:

Turns out, he has discoid lupus. If the
pup has other skin issues, that might be worth looking into.


Thanks - I'm going to send her off to the vet. This dog is built like
a cinderblock and looks incredibly tough, but is one of the sweetest
dogs out there. She's blue-gray and white and I think she attracts a
lot of attention. The bleeding is not good though.....


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