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I was casually walking Deuce around the neighborhood last night and throwing him a ball down the street. Well later I was giving him the once over and noticed that the pads on both front legs were bleeding and were basically scalped. Not the 5 pads on his foot, but the single ones further up the front legs. BTW, what is this called? Anyway, I figured this was due to his coming to a sliding halt on the concrete upon reaching the ball thereby sanding off the top layer. He has not been showing any favortism to the pads but I wanted share this to err on the side of caution regarding any further injury or infection. Lesson learned, keep the playful retrieves in the grass.
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Hate to hear it. Fortunately it is not a pad that gets a lot of ground contact, therefore the healing should be quicker.
As to it's name: Carpol Pad
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