You wake up one day and suddenly your greyhound is limping. What could be the cause? Often times greyhound owners will take their greyhound to to the vet and everyone is stumped. Could it be a corn?
A corn is a protuberance that appear on the paw pad of the greyhounds feet. They may present themselves as a tiny dot at the surface of the paw and may get bigger until the corn breaks. Corn can become quite large and are very painful. Think about walking around with a pebble in your shoe all the time. Please consult your veterinarian to rule out any other possible medical conditions.
Why Corns Form
- Possible foreign body that gets embedded in the paw pad and the paw pad forms a hard callus around the object.
- Greyhounds don’t have enough cushion on the paw pad
- Corns may be related to a Viral infection
Signs and Symptoms
- Lameness of the affected leg/paw
- A circular area on the bottom of the paw that is painful when you apply pressure
- A pinpoint dot at the surface of the paw that may grow bigger
- Treatment may vary based on size of corn
- Flattening the corn by filing the corn
- Surgical removal
- Using Therapaw boots will help the discomfort your dog experiences while walking
- Click link here for more information on Corn Treatment for Greyhounds
Disclaimer: “This content is strictly informational/opinion of the author and owner is not claiming to be an expert in this topic”. Consult your Veterinary Professional for all medical advice and treatment.