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Calluses on Dogs

All dogs can use a bit of softening from time to time Staff Writer

A callus is an area of thickened skin that generally develops where there is little or no muscle or fat to act as a cushion between the skin and the bone.  Calluses on dogs appear as gray, hairless areas usually on places like the elbow.  Calluses are the body's natural reaction to prolonged pressure on the skin.   If your dog lies on a hard surface for long periods of time, he can develop calluses.  They are most often found in large, heavy dogs and are generally just an aesthetic problem. 

Some dogs simply like hard, cool surfaces like wood, tile or even concrete.  A thick-coated northern breed like a Husky may find a hard, cool surface preferable to a soft, warm one especially in summer. 

Most dogs welcome a well-cushioned bed to sleep on.  A nice, soft couch or your favorite chair is also very nice if a dog bed isn't handy.  A bed, folded blanket or cushion that is at least 3" thick should provide sufficient cushioning to prevent calluses from forming.  If your dog has developed callouses, try placing another dog bed or several folded up blankets on top of his bed. 

There are many softening lotions and creams on the market made especially for dogs.  The problem is that most dogs lick them off before they have a chance to work.  If you do try a softening product, try working it into the calluses really well.  Rub it in until the area is virtually dry. 

Then find something else for your dog to do so that he cannot sit and lick the product off.  This is a good time to take a nice long walk or to distract him with a favorite chew treat. Alternatively, you could try a product like Bitter Apple to prevent licking. 





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