Hi everyone, 

I noticed today that Maple had what looks like filaments, or long thick hair growing from her two back paw pads. First we thought it might be a fungal infection and after doing some research online and looking at some pictures, it sounds like she might have Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis, an ailment that occurs in dogs paws and nose. Apparently excess keratin grows and creates a fuzzy hair like growth on the paw pad. 

Have any of you experienced this with your dog? If so, can you give advice on what you did to treat it? Seems like it will be a condition for life and can be treated at home. In severe cases, doggy will have to go to the vet to have the doc shave off the excessive keratin, but it does grow back. Any words from you would be of great help! Thanks a lot!!!

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Comment by Rachael McClanahan on July 27, 2013 at 11:26pm
Pippa has that. I feels kind of like a cats tongue when we dont moisturize her paws. Her vet says to just leave it alone, as normal walking habits keep it under control
Comment by Maple (owners Alicia n Orlando) on July 27, 2013 at 10:34pm

This is not Maple's paw, but this is what it looks like.

Comment by Jane on July 27, 2013 at 10:18pm

Do you have a picture?

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