Greyhound and Corns
Greyhounds frequently get corns and no one really understand why. There are 2 theories
The first is that it is related to greyhound racing and the weight they put on some of their pads more than the others – but there have been cases where non racing dogs have developed corns on each pad.
The other theory is that the corns are a result of a virus.
Whatever the reason is for your dog developing corns, the problem and the cures are the same. There are various methods to remove corns and surgery should be a last result. Hulling corns is often recommended but corns can and do grow back. Some non evasive methods of removing corns are:
Lots of people have experienced good results with homeopathic medicine. Indeed one of our KGR dogs was greatly helped using Lori Rose on his 8 corns – she dispenses both homeopathic tablets and an ointment to massage into the pad .http://www.lorirosehomeopathy.com/
Burts Bees balm is also good to use on the pads – gently rub it into the affected area.
Bizarrely gaffa tape also works – but just the silver one – you need to place a piece on the corn and leave for around 6 days. When removed gently file down the corn.
Finally try an epsom salts soak for 10 minutes twice a day.
All of the above ultimately soften the pad which helps the corns. If you dog cannot walk then try Therapaws Boots.