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Old 10-08-2017, 06:02 PM
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Paw pads turning pink

I just noticed one of stellas black paw pads is starting to turn pink it was red but that has gone down some. She doesnt lick it very much atleast not during the day. We live in washington and its been really wet lately. Could the constant wetness be the cause of it? I have to make her a vet appointment soon anyways and will ask her but wanted an idea if i should be worried
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Does she walk on asphalt a lot?? That can cause it.
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Arrow Very odd.

Hard to say the cause, but a change from black to red is pretty radical, & even tho it's calmed down & gone pink, i'd be worried until i could get a vet's eyes on it.

Paw pads are very important structurally, & i can't imagine why ONE pad would be worn by friction so much that it changed color completely, yet 4 other pads on the same paw, are still black.
??? - that's just odd, & not easy to explain. // Friction from rough surfaces would affect all the pads on the foot, & *Both* feet, at least, if not ALL 4 feet.
One pad changing color radically is just weird, & not in a good way, IME.

Hopefully it's already resolving, she got a bite?, some other injury, & the pink color indicates it's not as 'angry'. // Is it hot, or warmer to touch than her other pads? [I'd wear disposable gloves for this test, as U don't know what she tread in /on, nor if there is any discharge that might be infectious - to her other feet, or to U / anyone else.]

paws crossed, it's simple & healing - let us know what the vet says, please?
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Its on the edges of more than one paw pad but it doesnt seem to bother her. She doesnt lick them or bite at them and she still wants to go on walks. It hasnt spread from where it was yesterday. Vet appointment isnt until next week. And today i noticed a couple of her nails which are usually black are turning almost white
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Exclamation Pink-frames on black pads, plus BLACK claws turning Near-White?

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It's on the edges of more than one paw pad, but doesn't seem to bother her. She doesn't lick or bite at them, & still wants to go on walks.

It hasn't spread [since] yesterday. Vet appointment isn't until next week.
And today, i noticed that a couple of her usually-black nails are turning almost white.
Yow.
weirder & weirder.

Aside:
pigment can also affect strength & resilience; horses with 4 white feet often have hoof problems, they're likely to chip or crack frequently, etc, 'cuz all 4 white hooves have weaker walls than the black or dark-grey hooves on horses with pigment extending down all 4 legs.

"Chrome" [lots of white markings] can LOOK very striking, but it can mean less functionality - especially in equines.

Q:
Do any of the lightening claws show cracks, or are they wearing-down faster than the black claws on the same foot?

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