Dog Paw Blisters: Causes and How to Help Your Dog

Picture this: it’s a sunny day at the park with your furry friend frolicking in the grass and chasing after balls with pure happiness. Suddenly, you notice them limping and favoring one paw over the other. What could it be? Unfortunately, it may be those pesky paw blisters striking again. But don’t you worry because in this post we will shed some light on what causes these uncomfortable paw blisters and how to help bring some relief to your furry friend.

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The Causes behind Dog Paw Blisters:

Sharp objects, foreign debris, splinters—oh my! Just like humans, dogs can encounter all sorts of prickly things on their outdoor adventures. These sharp objects and debris can easily get lodged between their paw pads, causing irritation and potentially forming blisters. Additionally, bacterial infections like Pyoderma and Folliculitis can affect a pup’s paws, leading to those unsightly pus-filled pockets and sores.

Allergies, both dietary and environmental, can also be the reason behind those uncomfortable paw blisters. Whether it's something they've ingested or something in the air, allergies can cause dogs' skin to flare up, resulting in scabs, flaking skin, and even loss of pigment on their cute little noses. And let's not forget about autoimmune diseases like Belluous pemphigoid, which can turn your pup's immune system against itself, causing painful blisters and hair loss.

Symptoms of Dog Blisters:

How do you know if your pooch is suffering from paw blisters? Well, keep an eye out for those telltale signs! 

  • Limping and sensitivity to touch.
  • Pus-filled pockets, sores, and ulcerations are definite red flags.
  • If you notice your dog obsessively licking or chewing at their paws, chances are they're experiencing discomfort.
  • Scabs, flaking skin, and hair loss on the affected area are also common symptoms of dog blisters.

How Can I Soothe My Dog's Paw?

When it comes to treating those troublesome blisters or cysts, Squishface has got your back. Start by using Squishface Wrinkle Wipes to gently clean the affected area of dirt and debris. These magical wipes are infused with powerful ingredients like ketoconazole and chlorhexidine, which help combat bacteria, yeast, and fungus.

Next up, it's time to pamper your pup with some Squishface Wrinkle Paste. Simply apply a small amount of this soothing paste and massage it into the skin. With ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter, this paste not only forms a water-repellent barrier on the surface but also helps calm those pesky blisters. Your pup will thank you for the extra love and care! Pro tip: for use on the paws, consider covering with a baby sock to avoid little white paw prints throughout your house. 🐾 Toe cysts? Not a problem! Here's how to keep those paws pristin! 🙌🙌 #PetsOfTikToK #englishbulldog #bulldogsoftiktok #foryoupage #doghealth #pettips #learnontiktok ♬ Calm background music with acoustic guitar and saxophone(1288148) - ame


The Bottom Line: 

Dog blisters may be a real pain in the paw, but with the right care and attention you can help your furry friend bounce back to their playful self in no time. Armed with knowledge and with the help of Squishface Products, you can help ease your pup’s discomfort and keep them looking and feeling their best. So, take these dog care tips and help provide your furry friend with the much needed relief they deserve!

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