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How do you get rid of hyperkeratosis in dogs?
- Underlying Disease Treatment.
- Excess Keratin Trimming.
- Feet Soaking.
- Over-the-Counter Ointments.
- Antibiotics or Antifungals.
How did my dog get hyperkeratosis? The most common causes for hyperkeratosis in dogs includes genetics, age, autoimmune illnesses, infectious diseases and a protein deficiency. At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we know when this pesky skin condition arises, your dog is bound to be uncomfortable and sensitive.
Is hyperkeratosis in dogs life threatening? Is it dangerous? The good news is that the appearance of hyperkeratosis is typically not a life-threatening issue for your dog. However, hyperkeratosis on the nose can be extremely uncomfortable, and the buildup of keratin on your dog’s paws can actually become painful to walk on if left untreated.
Can I trim my dogs hyperkeratosis? You cannot cure your dog’s hyperkeratosis, but you can keep the condition under control. Your vet may trim back extra hairs on particularly hairy dog feet as a way to improve comfort. He may also suggest applying a cream to your dog’s paws regularly.