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Paw pads turning white?
I noticed Ranger's paw pads are white in some areas - is this due to his callouses rubbing off? His paws aren't tender at all, there's no redness and he hasn't been licking them. The white parts are a lot smoother, which is what's making me think he's rubbing his callouses off.
The only different exercise he's been doing lately is going on 10 - 20 bike rides 3-4 times a week. I was checking his pads after the first week and hadn't noticed anything. He hasn't been biked with for a few days now.
We're also going to the off leash park more, but I can't imagine his paws getting worn there - it's just grass, dirt, rocks, leaves and needles. The only other thing I can think of is that I'm back to walking him more now so he's getting two walks a day most days instead of one. But he's been walked on sidewalks for a year now...