Just from an exam of the feet you can tell a lot about the overall health and wellness of the patient, says Anthony Weinert, DPM, a double board certified Michigan podiatrist. Seems the feet are windows into whats happening in the rest of the body. Heres what your dogs can reveal: Disappearing hair on toes What could be wrong: Poor circulation Hair follicles dont have enough circulation to remain intact so they slough off. Often its accompanied by a cool foot temperature. Its typical of vascular disease, most commonly arterial sclerosis, which is a hardening of the arteries that brings blood from the heart to the extremities. Poor circulation can also be heart related; a weak heart-pumping mechanism can cause circulatory issues.
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