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Definition of hard pad in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Hardening of the pads of the feet, a symptom of distemper in dogs and other animals.
Example sentences
  • If the results show that hard pad is present, hydration therapy will be given as this hampers the growth of keratin.
  • 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.

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