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4 Common Causes Of Elbow Calluses In Dogs

10 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

The rough, dry patches of skin dogs develop on their elbows are sometimes referred to as pressure sores because they are caused by the repeated, long-term pressure of lying on hard surfaces.
However, not all dogs that forsake their cushy beds in favor of wood or tile floors develop elbow calluses. At least one of the following factors tend to contribute to their formation.
1. Breed/Size
Pressure sores develop on bony protrusions (mainly the elbows, but the hips and hocks may also be affected) in order to help protect the joint. While any size or breed of dog may get them, larger dogs, such...
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