I noticed that the tops of the nails on Ruby's(Pembroke Welsh Corgi) front paws near the quick area rubbed raw. She is a two-year old rescue that I adopted in Jan. '09 and she came with no information other than she was a puppy mill pup and lived in a rescue situation for about a year before I adopted her. My vet says I should take her to either a bone vet or a neurologist. My sister said not to worry and just buy her booties. The only time I see where this condition seems to slow her down is when we walk on cement sidewalks. I don't mind the suggestions of the neurologist and the bone doc, but before I subject her to that kind of invasive exploratory prodding, I would like to know if anyone else has observed this in his/her dog.
Anyone out there with a similar story? And are there owners out there who have fitted booties on their corgi?