Debbie Meier Posted January 27, 2012 Report Share Posted January 27, 2012 This past weekend after working and trialling Ricky tore up his carpal pads many times, coming off the field the back of his legs from the pad down was blood red. I am figuring that he is overreaching as I found blood on the end of his rear feet. Other then trimming his nails back I'm at a loss of what else to do to reduce the occurance of tearing up the pad. It is also possible that he tore them up while stopping hard on frozed ground and that overreaching just caused the blood to migrate. It does not seem to bother him, not seeing any lameness or lack of desire to work but am concerned about whether other issues could insue from this self inflicted injury. Has anyone else had any expirences with a problem as such? Has it lead to any other issues with the dog that effected their ability to work such as chronic lameness, other injury or infection? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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