Allergies have been diagnosed more and more in dogs and cats in recent years. The best known are contact allergy, drug reaction, food allergy and atopy. With contact allergy, the feet of your four-legged friend is constantly exposed to the environment in which they respond. They simply do not wear shoes or socks. Food allergy can cause itching on all parts of the body and is often the worst just after a meal but can last all day. Itching results in compulsive licking and nibbling, making the skin and pads vulnerable and susceptible to infections. For perfect dog hyperkeratosis this is important now.
Many factors are important, such as the presence of an underlying medical condition. This requires medication, supplements or an adapted diet. Or is the cause of the damaged legs rather due to daily routine and weather conditions? Despite everything, you can already apply some preventative tips for maintenance:
- Inspect the feet on a regular basis
- Teach your pet to touch or examine its paws
- Nail care
- Use animal-friendly cleaning products
- Products used in the garden, walking on a walk
- Wipe or wash the paws
- Be alert for ice and frost damage
- No walks on asphalt with tropical temperatures
- If necessary, buy shoes for protection
- Use a balm to care for the footpads and nose
Some websites recommend olive oil, Vaseline or coconut oil as home remedies. One huge disadvantage of this is your entire floor is full of greasy dog paws. Other sources then recommend going to human creams and other products. Please do not do this. Remember that each animal automatically has the reflex to lick its paws when you apply it. Therefore choose products especially for animals made of good quality. In practice use a balm that is made up of plant-based ingredients and contains no Vaseline.
A hydrating but water-resistant balm based on 100% bio-certified natural ingredients. It should be designed to protect dry, rough, chapped or irritated skin at the level of the muzzle, legs and calluses, as well as skin with skin and slight scrapes. The ointment also maintains the suppleness and hydration of the footpad pads in extreme weather conditions heat, asphalt, snow, ice, road salt, intensive exercise to prevent gaps and wounds.
More than twenty different types of Hyperkeratosis are known to be infectious to dogs. It can cause visceral Hyperkeratosis in dogs. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in dogs is caused by other species in which some species have an animal reservoir consisting of various rodent species. Hyperkeratosis is tissue parasites that live primarily intracellular in mononuclear phagocytes. The life cycle of Hyperkeratosis is characterized by two different morphological stages. In mammals, the parasites are intracellular in the form of amastigotes, round-oval bodies without whip wire. In the vector, a female sandfly of the genus Phlebotomus or Lutzomya, and in culture media, it occurs extracellularly in the form of promastigotes: spindle-shaped organisms with a whip thread. Both amastigoths and promastigoths multiply by simple division, there is no sexual multiplication. A leishmaniasis is a group of diseases with a wide range of clinical manifestations.
Once in the skin, the parasites are absorbed by macrophages. The promastigote changes intracellularly to amastigote and multiplies. Depending on the species, the biological properties of the vector and the genetic predisposition of the host, the various syndromes arise. With cutaneous leishmaniasis, the symptoms are limited to the skin. The parasite can spread through the lymphatic pathways.