hi just noticed my beagles back pads look swollen but doesnt seem to be bothering him i dont know if it is because of the snow as he loves playing in it and we have got alot about at the moment hard not to let him go in it
It could be that.
I have the same problem at the moment, with my own foot! It is swollen at the ball of the foot, and I know it is directly related to the cold and frost. It hurts a little in the house at night when I put my weight on it, but strangely doesn't hurt when I'm out and about walking miles!
Unfortunately I haven't discovered a treatment or remedy that works.
I know it's a type of chilblain (when the feet get too cold, and then warm up quickly) The only cure for it is: either not ever letting the feet get too cold (impossible!....and especially with your dog, if he goes out to run or play) or: the Spring!
There are things dogs can wear on their feet, little bootees, which are useful in severe weather conditions below freezing. But I have no idea where you could get them.Maybe you could have a word with the vet?
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