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One of the most delicate points for the health of a dog is its paws. The presence of injuries in them will not only make it difficult for them to move. They can also affect your health in the long run. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the canine limbs to avoid and prevent, as far as possible, the main problems on the dog’s paws. It will be enough to follow some simple guidelines.

Some enemies of the dog’s paws

In addition to the occasional blows that can cause injuries to dogs on the legs, there are several enemies that undermine their health. One of them is age. Just as it happens to humans, as dogs get older their health is suffering. When a dog is already a few years old, its joints are resented. They are no longer as elastic or strong as before. Therefore, they will have to be monitored carefully.

To do this, it is advisable to feel their legs carefully from time to time, and check that they do not have points where they have pains. You also have to watch that they walk well. And when in the slightest doubt, go to the veterinarian. In this way, if the dog has an injury to its paws or hips, it can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated appropriately to improve the quality of life of the animal.

Another of the enemies of the dog’s paws is overweight. If it is already combined with age, the suffering that both factors cause in the dog’s paws can be quite large. Luckily, it can be avoided and controlled better than the effects of age. It is enough to take care that the animal exercises sufficiently and appropriate to its age and condition. And if you still have a tendency to gain more weight than you should, it is advisable to take care of your diet and change it if necessary. This will avoid damage to their legs due to an excess of kilos.

Cómo prevenir problemas en las patas del perro

How to care for dogs’ paws

In the care of the legs of dogs should not neglect any of their parts. Something that in principle may seem as unimportant as the pads on which it rests must always be as careful as possible. Thus, you have to periodically trim the hair that appears in them. It is also necessary to ensure that they remain clean to avoid injury.

Also do not forget about the nails of dogs, which also need a “manicure” from time to time. In these cases, it is best to take them to the veterinarian to see what kind of care they need or to a specialized establishment to have them cut and filed. If you dare, you can get a specific nail clipper for dogs, about which you can ask the veterinarian, and cut them yourself.

It is also necessary to try to prevent the animal from walking on very cold surfaces, such as ice, without protection. Therefore, if you take it to the snow, something that for many breeds originating from cold climates is a pleasure, you must protect their legs with special boots. Or, if your dog doesn’t tolerate them, apply protective wax to his pads. And after the exit to the snow, check their pads to prevent ice from sticking to them. The same happens with the heat, so you have to avoid walking in summer on very hot surfaces, such as the sand of the beach.

jumbo-perro ciego

Jumbo and his brother are two dogs that have not had it easy from the beginning. Both were born blind and abandoned. They were initially welcomed by a couple, both of them, but once the couple separated the boy stayed with the dogs and soon they were back on the street.

Perro ciego con carpos rotos

Being blind they knew that if they stayed together they had a better chance of surviving. But one night crossing a little-traveled road, they were both run over. There were several injuries suffered and the Jumbo carps never came to be welded but given the seriousness of the run over and the state in which they were found they were lucky to remain alive.

Jumbo-con-soportes de carpo

After a while the girl (ex-partner) learned that they had been abandoned and after months of searching she found them in a shelter. It took them in again and gives them the care they need.

The recent chest scar is from an operation to remove a hook he ingested on the beach while trying to feed. Now he is much better and they have put some carpal supports with which he can correct the position of these, relieve discomfort and avoid future injuries.


“Despite being totally blind, they do not usually run into obstacles,” says their caregiver María Teresa R.. It’s amazing how well they’ve adapted and how they recognize the terrain before moving forward thanks to their tremendous sense of smell and fine-tuned ears. We were also moved to see the passion they show for their caregivers and the affection with which Jumbo conveys its gratitude.


Jumbo y Pati con cuidadores

Editor: Ortocanis.com Team

Video of Jumbo when he starts walking with the carpal supports:

Soporte para carpo