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    Hello again from the New Zealand newbie, stooge has surprised her mum again with a new worry - cracks or cuts on her paw pads. I have tried searching on forums to find advice on how to treat and prevent but is proving difficult.

    I'm not sure if I should worry about them too much at this stage and am unsure if they are cracks or cuts so I have enclosed some photos. It's only on her front paws - her back ones seem fine. Stooge is only one so is still young.

    Any links to previous discussions, tips or advice on treatment/home remedies or prevention would be much appreciated!!


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    Paw Wax. Like Shaws or Mushers. It protects against cold, moisture, and where I live HEAT Alabama summers are cruel on little piggies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassie View Post
    Paw Wax. Like Shaws or Mushers. It protects against cold, moisture, and where I live HEAT Alabama summers are cruel on little piggies...
    Yes! Also aquaphor works good.


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    Mushers Secret... does a real good job of soothing and protecting the pad
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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    dermapaw is awesome for that an you can buy their socks that have elastic strips to help them stay on you can go to their website to check it out

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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    My Wilson gets calluses just like that and someone if I'm not paying attention for a while they get real hard on the sides. I finally broke down not too long ago and bought some Mushers Secret (thanks to @2BullyMama recommendation). The stuff is amazing and does't leave a film or makes on my floors. Now that reminds me I need to check his feet again.
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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    Also some oils internally could be beneficial. Salmon-, Flaxseed-, Coconut- or even Emu oil...

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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    hmm i've been wondering about this also...would a regular lotion work? or does it have to be product like aquaphor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanowners View Post
    hmm i've been wondering about this also...would a regular lotion work? or does it have to be product like aquaphor?

    Regular lotion may work? As long as its not too watery, so it coats well. And if you have a sensitive skin bully- no harsh added scents or dyes. Something like Nivea cream in the tin or Carmex (yes Carmex makes a hand lotion and its the best thing ever invented!)
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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    We use Bag Balm on ours to keep their pads moisturized. It's getting cold quick, so we'll be using it more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassie View Post
    Regular lotion may work? As long as its not too watery, so it coats well. And if you have a sensitive skin bully- no harsh added scents or dyes. Something like Nivea cream in the tin or Carmex (yes Carmex makes a hand lotion and its the best thing ever invented!)

    wonderful...thank you very much
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    Default Re: Cracks or cuts on paw pads

    Thank you all for the ideas! Going to give my own little mixture a go as I have searched for the brands mentioned above and would have to order from over seas ($$$!!). Here is what I have thrown in: Coconut oil (mostly), Nourish skin oil (avocado oil, rose hip oil, evening primrose oil...) QV dry sensitive skin cream and a bit of egoderm cream.... will see how that goes looks balm-like and smells amazing!

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