Definition of hard pad in English:
Hardening of the pads of the feet, a symptom of distemper in dogs and other animals.
- 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.