Vail Pet Talk column: Keep an eye out for snowballs between pads, ACL injuries and overexposure

25th December, 2015 by

By Krista Driscoll

Winter is here, and as the temperatures drop, snow falls and weather gets worse, we begin to see an increase in the number of weather-related pet emergencies. Common winter maladies in pets include orthopedic injuries, lacerations and frozen extremities, as well as soft-tissue injuries secondary to trauma from ice and snow.“Riva,” a golden-doodle, recently came into the office with the complaint of limping after a long snowshoe. At first, we thought the worst, and then upon examination, Riva had developed large “snowballs” between her pads, a common problem in the wintertime. Through careful trimming, and fitting with protective snow boots, …

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