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Hardening of the pads of the feet, a symptom of distemper in dogs and other animals.
- ‘Another problem unique to dogs, called hard-pad disease, may occur after a bout with canine distemper, says Dr. Ashley.’
- ‘Canine distemper, sometimes referred to as 'hard pad', is caused by a virus very similar to the measles virus, although it is not a risk to humans.’
- ‘If they survive, they can go on to develop thickening of the foot pads (this is why distemper is sometimes called hard pad), and damage to the teeth.’
- ‘Distemper, hard-pad, parvovirus, mange and many other diseases destroy hundreds of pets every year because the vet called in by the trusting 'owner' frequently says that nothing can be done.’
- ‘If the results show that hard pad is present, hydration therapy will be given as this hampers the growth of keratin.’
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