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How to treat Calluses (Elbow Sores) in dogs?


Asked by Member 538050 on Dec 5th 2007 in Skin Problems
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Elbow calluses are common in dogs. Large breeds seem to be more susceptible to this problem. They are thought to be the result of pressure when the dog lies on a hard surface. Mild calluses are not harmful. If the callus is large or becomes infected, veterinary treatment is necessary. The best prevention is providing soft bedding or padding for the dog's resting place. Choose material that can be replaced or washed frequently for sanitary purposes. You can apply Bag Balm or vitamin E to the callus to help soften it.


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