I’m wondering if anyone has had this before. I have a new pup who arrived yesterday. He’s wonderful and so far has been an absolute dream (no accidents, learned 3 commands in 24 hours.....we’ve been seriously lucky) He’s obviously feeling irritation/pain on the pads of his feet in the afternoon and strangely not earlier. My theory is that it’s either something on the floor of the garden, which is big and he loves so we’re running around it a few times a day. It could also be the remnants of Flash on the wooden floors. I’ll stop using anything but water in the house but wondered if anyone has experienced this before and discovered the reason? The breeder didn’t have this but she had a small garden with only grass and far more carpet at home.
Anyone? He seems to be really irritated in the afternoons and the only explanation I think is that we go further in the garden by then, during the day. Our garden is big so trying to identify a culprit will be difficult to say the least.
Thanks OhWot, we’ve looked and can’t see anything. On the first afternoon it was only one paw but yesterday, it was all of them. Hopefully it won’t happen today, but I’ve ordered dog booties just in case!
Maybe unlikely for a little pup but my outside dog gets ticks right up inbetween her toes. They start tiny and hide in the fur deep in the 'webbed' bit of underneath the foot. Hope you get to the bottom of whatever it is!
Thanks all. Bitey it could be as he only arrived on Friday eve, although he definitely seemed to be uncomfortable. Nothing yet today so we shall see. Baby, he could have as there are more nettles at the bottom of the garden (although none obvious yet) He didn’t appear to have anything obvious there.....ticks, erticaria etc, but will keep on it. He had a foot bath last night and it may have helped a little, but a warm damp cloth would be better. Xxx
Has he had his injections? It sounds like it could be a grass allergy type thing. You could try keeping him off the grass for a day or two - see if he still does it. If he can't go on walks yet, perhaps try wiping his feet when you come in (we use sensitive skin baby wipes to wipe the paws of our allergic dog if she has been on grass).
If he's been walking on pavements or roads at any time over the last few days/week, it could be the grit used on the roads. It's very harsh on dogs feet, and if it's anything like our road, they grit about 3 times a day, so I need to be careful (car rides only at the moment!). This is a likely cause.
No pavements yet as he hasn’t had second jabs (although trainer advised using pavements today....socialisation/positive new experiences) No reactions again today do I wonder if it was a ‘new floor, new garden’ thing. He seems very happy though, which is lovely