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Why are my dog's paw pads so rough?

I've been noticing lately that my dog's paw pads are terribly rough. They are rough and scratchy to the touch, and I know they bother her sometimes. I once read somewhere that not walking around enough can cause that, because the pads get smoothed out (or exfoliated, so to speak) by the ground. But I KNOW that's not the problem because she gets plenty of exercise and goes on walks daily. I've also tried putting Vaseline on her paws to moisturize them, but that doesn't seem to be helping. What's going on?

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Best Answer JThomp42 says

3 years ago
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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

3 years ago