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something doesn't look right on the feet- it may be as a function of how you are grooming the feet, and not the skin, but the skin looks too dark to my eye. Are you cutting the hair growing between her toes? If so, how? Cutting the hair between the toes can cause a dog to move incorrectly, imagine pokey things jabbing every move! Neatening the feet consists of 1. trimming the bottom of the foot even with the pads, 2.trimming around the bottom of the foot outline- think level w the ground, 3. either blowing up or brushing up on top of the foot and cutting the long hairs between her toes level w the top of the toes- never between the toes either from top or bottom, and never cut the hairs on her foot top other than the long hair between toes.
Her skin looks black-ish to me in the second set of photos. I doubt that would make her toes lift, but maybe. Certainly the feet show dietary lacks pretty fast in dogs, so I would lean to that area then orthopedic. That may not be actual, just the photo. But if it is actual, that too may be contributing. It also looks in the second set like you are cutting her foot hair all around and on top, not just the long slipper hairs.
I am not finished w the left foot in this pic but took it for the grooming client yesterday who was all kinds of worried the feet would be 'messed up'. I had already trimmed the hair on the bottom of this bitch's feet.
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Last edited by Prism Goldens; 08-05-2019 at 06:39 AM.