• Are Your Dog's Paw Pads Hairy? It Might Be Hyperkeratosis. Here's What To Do

    6 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    What Exactly is Paw Pad Hyperkeratosis in Dogs?
    The prefix “hyper” refers to overstimulation, and “keratosis” comes from the word “keratin.” You most likely recognize that word from your shampoo bottle, and that's a good place to start. Keratin is a type of fibrous protein used as one of the main ingredients in hair, claws, and the outer layer of skin. Dogs naturally produce their own supply of keratin, but hyperkeratosis means they produce much more than they need.
    With too much keratin to go around, hyperkeratosis results in the dog growing a hard, crusty material over their paw pads...
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