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    Default My Bulldog has matted fur around his foot pads.....

    My Bulldog "Maximus" has horrible matted fur around the pads of his front paws. I recently tried clipping the fur with scissors, which does not work, as it is stiff, coarse and matted - so I then purchased a "Trimmer" but I tried using it and it won't even touch the matted fur. Do I contact a Dog groomer to do this ?

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    Default Re: My Bulldog has matted fur around his foot pads.....

    I would definitely take him to a professional groomer, please let us know how it goes.

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    Default Re: My Bulldog has matted fur around his foot pads.....

    You could also try soaking his feet in water with hair conditioner, or spray some show sheen for horses on the mats,before you try the groomer. When I was younger, I had long hair down below the floor, and when I washed it,I used the show sheen to get the knots out to comb it. It might work for you @Maximus
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    Where is that article Lisa recently did on paws pads and hyper- something or other ? @bullmama
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    Default Re: My Bulldog has matted fur around his foot pads.....

    Are you referring to "Hyperkeratosis" ??? That has to do with the skin.

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    Default Re: My Bulldog has matted fur around his foot pads.....

    Here is the article: The Pet Help Forum: A Pet Owner's Help & Support Community - Dry Dog Nose or Paw Pads - About Hyperkeratosis in Dogs

    I would soak the paws like @Manydogs suggested. Can you by chance post a photo @Maximus because I don't think I've ever seen hair matted in paws before.

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    Normally, when I have seen hair matted in paws, it has been a long haired dog. Is it possible he has gum, or something sticky stuck in his paw? @Maximus
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    It would not be easy to take a photo of Maximus's under Paws. He is a large dog, at 81-lbs. All dogs for the most part have long hair around their paw pads. Max is not a long-haired dog. I think I am just going to take him to PETCO or another place with a groomer
    and have them use the buzzer to clean out the fur between his toes and around his paws that has gotten matted. I am unable to
    clip this matted fur with scissors or the trimmer I just bought.

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    Macon has (had) very long paw hair. It was making it quite difficult for me to find the bad areas. I waited until she was being lazy and letting me pet her belly then I trimmed as much as I could with scissors. I use grade school scissors for practically everything since I have so many from the kids being in school. I also have a pair of hair scissors and they didn't work well at all for some reason. I had a couple pairs ready and used the easiest ones on her. I found many more places that needed work. They're healing a lot better now.

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    I bought a "trimmer" hoping it would be able to trim the matted stuck together hairs around his paw pads - but it does not even begin to touch it. It requires a much large Trimmer then I have. So Maximus is going to have to go to the Groomer to have this
    done. It will affect his walking. The matted hairs are stuck together and sticky/greasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Here is the article: The Pet Help Forum: A Pet Owner's Help & Support Community - Dry Dog Nose or Paw Pads - About Hyperkeratosis in Dogs

    I would soak the paws like @Manydogs suggested. Can you by chance post a photo @Maximus because I don't think I've ever seen hair matted in paws before.
    Excellent Article! Thank You for sharing it. The video shows the person using Scissors to cut the hairs on the paw pad. I have tried that. The hairs on Max's paws and around his paws are very thick and matted and greasy and stuck together, and scissors will not do the trick. I'm going to have to have the Vet Techs at the Veterinarian office, or a groomer do this.

    I emailed the Dermatologist regarding the "Hyperkeratosis" he documented in his report. He did not respond, but had an Intern call me and left me a message. They say there is nothing for me to do regarding this. I do have 'Snout Soother' for his Nose, since Max does have a very cracked nose that has to be kept lubricated and moistened quite frequently. But I thought there was also a product
    specifically for "Paw Pads". I will have to look for that as well. Max walks around all day long on wall-to-wall carpeting, and rarely goes out for walks - right now it is just too Hot for him to be outside.

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    I use mushers secret on paw pads... I am sure you can use the snout soother on them
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