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Old 07-22-2014, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 5 month old female has two little callus like bumps on each of her front legs' elbows. (hopefully that sentence is clear) They don't hurt her or bother her in any way. Their just small (about the size of a pencil eraser) on the outer edge of her elbows. We have hard wood floors that she sleeps on all the time (refuses to sleep on her bed). Are they just calluses?
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Sounds like elbow calluses. Get Bag balm - you can find it on the internet, or at any pet or feed store. Rub it on her elbows - that will help soften them.
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Are they pink?

What I thought were callouses turned out to be staph.

I got rid of them by using a washcloth soaked in diluted iodine. 1/4 cup of water, a few drops of iodine, dip the washcloth into this, wring it out, and gently rub those spots. Twice a day, every day, until they disappear and the hair regrows.
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They're the same color as her skin, just a little harder and about the same texture as the rough skin on human elbows
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Sounds like elbow calluses. Get Bag balm - you can find it on the internet, or at any pet or feed store. Rub it on her elbows - that will help soften them.
this. bag balm for sure. we had the same problem before and that's when we started using bag balm. now we put it on any sore that is caused by or irritated by friction. put it on and 'till it heals, don't let the dog lay on hard floors. no tile or wood flooring.
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Any suggestions on keeping her from laying on the wood floor? I have her up on the couch with me, but she jumps down, and even though she has a bed, she chooses to sleep on the wood next to it.
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tell her to go on her bed. if she doesn't listen, get up and move her to her bed.
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Whats wrong with hardwood/tile? My entire main floor is tile and my pup loves it (probably because its cool). He will often move from the carpet to the tile, and once he warms up his spot on the tile he will get up and move a couple feet to another cool patch.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If they ALWAYS lie on a hard floor like wood or tile, then they will have calluses. *shrug* The floors aren't bad, and if you don't mind the bare spots on your dog's elbows, then nothing to do differently. However, if you DO mind the spots, then the dog needs to lie on a softer surface.
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