18 interesting things about dog paws

The dog’s paws are specially constructed to help them dig and move easily on different types of terrain.

  1. The body of a dog has about 319 bones, of which a few bones are reserved for the legs. In addition to the bones, the dog’s legs include skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and connective tissue.
  2. The dog’s paws are composed of 5 main parts: the pedicure, the toe pads, the foot bone pads, the dewclaws, the ankle pads.
  3. The pads of the toes and foot pads have a damping function, helping to protect the bones and joints in the feet. The pads in the ankles act like brakes when the dog is moving on slippery and slippery roads.
  4. These pads are formed from adipose tissue, which helps to protect other tissues located deep within the foot from extreme temperatures.
  5. The cushioning helps protect the feet when walking on rough terrain and helps them to distinguish between different types of terrain.
  6. Dog feet have sweat glands that help to cool, keeping the underfoot layer not too dry. They can also sweat when the dog is in a state of anxiety or stress.
  7. Dogs are animals that go on the tips of their toes, so the dog’s toes are very important.
  8. Dog’s toes correspond to human fingers and toes. However, they cannot move as easily and easily as humans do.
  9. Myths are thought to be remnants of the big toe, which are often removed by dog ​​owners to avoid impact.
  10. Although the parable does not have many functions for walking and digging, dogs still use their postulates, such as keeping food tighter with their feet to chew.
  11. The Great Pyrenees still use the rear axle to stabilize when traveling on rough, uneven terrain and often have a double dewclip on the hind legs.
  12. Many dogs in cold climates like St. Bernard and Newfoundland have large paws, helping them to walk better on snow and ice.
  13. Among all dog breeds, the Newfoundland has the longest toe, followed by the Labrador dog ranked second.
  14. Some breeds have cat-like paws, round and compact, helping to save energy, support and increase their stamina. The dog breeds with cat paws are Akita, Doberman pinscher, Schnauzer, Kuvasz.
  15. Some dog breeds have rabbit-like feet, elongated with two middle toes longer than the outer toes. The dog breeds with bunny feet are Samoyed, Bedlington terrier, Skye Terrier.
  16. Dog feet sometimes emit a special smell like the smell of fried corn. The scent is derived from bacteria and fungi, usually without leading to dog disease complications.
  17. Massaging your dog’s legs will help them relax and promote better blood circulation. The pads under the feet should be massaged in front of the toes.
  18. The origin of the word “paw” (leg) is still unclear. It was originally called “pauta” in Gallo-Roman culture. In the late 14th century, the French called it “patin”, meaning clogs, a type of shoe.