Vizsla Paw Issues: Causes and Treatment

Vizsla Paw Issues: Causes and Treatment

Vizslas are the best family dogs you can get but trust me it is not a best one for you if you are just a beginner in this game. These dogs are wonderful companion for the ones who have big lawn and even bigger family. However, even with proper care and attention, problems can arise within Vizsla now and then. One of the biggest problems I had to face is the paw issues in Vizsla. So, let me help you here.

It’s not always easy to tell if something is wrong with your Vizsla’s paw. Several problems can cause pain or discomfort, such as infection, injury, and inflammation. The problem may be minor, or it could lead to more serious consequences like lameness.

This blog post will discuss how you can recognize the signs of an issue and what steps you should take when your pup has hurt its paws to get them back on track!

Vizsla Paw Issues

Vizslas can be prone to injury in their paws. This is a common issue with many breeds of canine, but there are some things you should do if your Vizsla’s paw hurts or they don’t like when you touch on their paw.

Vizsla’s paws can hurt. This is a common problem for many breeds of dogs, but when your dog’s paw hurts, it may not like you touching it. If you think something is wrong with their paw, make sure to take them to the vet if they’re swelling or red or if they are licking their paws too much.

How Can I Tell If Something Is Wrong With My Vizsla’s Paw? Signs Of Vizsla Paw Issues

If your Vizsla’s paw is swollen or red, that could be a sign of an infection. Also, if they are licking their paws incessantly for no apparent reason, this can be a sign something is wrong with them.

  1. Swollen paw red
  2. Licking their paws incessantly
  3. Inflammation

What Problems/ Issues Can Vizsla Have With Their Paw?

Vizslas may have issues such as a foreign body, ulcers, or an infection.

Foreign objects

Foreign objects like sticks can easily get stuck in their paws or, even worse, swallowed if they have time. So keep an eye out for any foreign objects that they may be picking up, and make sure to remove them as quickly as possible.

A foreign object in the paw can cause pain for your dog and could need to be removed by a veterinarian if left untreated.

Ulcer on Vizsla’s Paw

Ulcers can also be a problem for Vizslas. This is typically caused by the soft tissue between the paw pad and nail becoming infected because of debris collected there.

Infection on Vizsla’s paw

Some other problems your dog may have are an infection or ulcer, which could cause pain and make it difficult for your dog to walk comfortably.

What Can Cause A Vizsla’s Paw To Hurt? Causes Of Vizsla Paw Issues

Many things can cause a Vizsla’s paw to hurt.


Allergies are a common cause for Vizslas to have sore paws.  Hence, allergies related to Food, pollen, grasses, weeds, or other outside substances can cause this problem in Vizsla.

Paw Injuries

A paw injury can be caused by anything from a house with tile or hardwood floors to an obstacle in the way like sticks, stones, and roots on walks. Paws injuries are often excruciating because they involve breaking bones within the paws called metacarpal fractures.

Paw problems in dogs may have several causes, but the most common is trauma or injury. It could be due to getting their paws stepped on by someone or something else or from accidentally stepping on an object themselves (a stick, stone, etc.). They could also injure their paw due to an unknown medical condition or a chronic disease such as arthritis.

Trauma to the paw pads from pebbles or other sharp objects, causing lesions and/or lacerations. This can be a result of an accident while running on rough terrain (e.g., rocks).

Nail Problems

Paw nails that grow too long may cause pain in the paw because they tend to get caught on things. There are many nail clippers out there for dogs, and it is important to make sure you have a sharp pair so your dog will not hurt themselves when clipping their paws.

Arthritis/Joint Pain

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and can cause pain in the paws. Joints are places where two bones meet, like your elbow or knee. If there is some injury to these areas, then arthritis may develop because it affects how we walk, which causes a lot of stress on our feet.

Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons)

Any injury that may cause inflammation of the tendons can invite Tendonitis. When a tendon is stretched too much, it causes pain and swelling in the area, which will show up as soreness in your Vizsla’s paw.

Foot Problems

When there are problems with your Vizslas feet, it can cause pain in their paws. One sign that your Vizsla may be having foot problems is if they are not walking correctly or have an abnormal gait, this could indicate a problem with the feet.


Paw problems in dogs can also be caused by bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. These factors cause their paws to hurt (such as footpad dermatitis). Footpads contain sweat glands. When something irritates these, they will produce excess fluid, which irritates the area more.

If your Vizsla’s paw seems to hurt, you should have it examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible so you can treat the problem appropriately and painlessly.

Why Does My Vizsla Not Like His Paws Touched?

Your Vizsla may not like their paws touched for many reasons.

Medical Pain

It is possible that they are in pain and don’t want you to touch it because of this, but only your veterinarian can tell whether or not the paw hurts them when touched. So it would help if you still had a veterinarian examine the paw to know what is going on.

Dogs that are not handled by humans before, will also be uncomfortable when you touch them. Hence, they may avoid your touch due to this discomfort.

As a result of pain, the paw may be very sensitive to touch, and when your Vizslas lick their paws, they are trying to protect themselves from any contact with you or other animals that might cause them further pain.

Personal Space

Some dogs do not like their paws touched because it invades their personal space. This is especially true for Vizslas, who were bred to run in the field and hunt for game.

Why Your Vizsla Is Trying To Warn About When They Lick Their Paws?

The reason that your Vizsla is trying to warn you when they lick their paws could be because of various reasons.

If they are licking their paws incessantly, this may signify that something is wrong with them. Also, If you think there’s an issue or if your dog doesn’t like you touching on the paw, have your veterinarian examine them so they can find out what’s going on.

If you are unsure if something is wrong, it doesn’t hurt to take a look. And see if there are any clues as to why the paw has been injured or damaged in some way.


One reason may be that there is a infection in their paws, and they want you to know.

If you do not treat the infection, it will worsen as bacteria continue to grow in the paw pads. This can lead to bigger problems for your Vizsla if left untreated.

Painful Footpads

Another possible cause of this behavior is that the footpads are painful. If your Vizsla’s paws hurt, they may lick them to relieve some of the pain or try to clean it up, so you don’t notice their discomfort.

Medical Pain

The paw may hurt them, and this licking action may help in some way.

Submission To You

It’s also possible that they are submitting to you as a way of saying, “I know I messed up in some way” or for other reasons (such as feeling guilt, fear). They may even be trying to tell you that they have something on their paws and want you to help them clean it off.

What Is Growing On My Vizsla’s Paw?

If something is growing on your Vizsla’s paw, it could be a type of fungus.

If something is growing on your Vizsla’s paw and it has been present for more than two weeks, then you should bring them to the vet so they can diagnose what exactly that growth may be.

Common pathogens are yeast or mold, which usually produce yellowish-white feet with a musty odor.

If the growth is due to a type of fungus, then you can find many over-the-counter treatments easily at your local pharmacy or pet store, such as Lotrimin, Tinactin, Lamisil, etc.

Some quick ways to check are looking under the nails or at the folds in the footpad for any signs of dirt.

You can tell about this easily when you wet Vizsla’s paw. An accumulation of water can make dirt more visible on top of their paw pads. If you see something that appears different than normal, then have a veterinarian take a look ASAP. S/he can treat them before it becomes too serious and infects your dog.

Because Vizslas paws are engineered, they will not have to worry about anything growing on their paws. As long as there is no injury and it’s just a clean-cut or scrapes, your dog should be fine.

How Do You Treat Vizsla Paw Issues?

Treating a Vizsla with paw  issues and pain is not always easy. It could be an issue of infection, injury, or even allergies causing the problems. Determining what it is and how to treat it can be not easy if you don’t know where to start.

If an injury or illness is the reason for inflammation of Vizsla’s paw, you will want to clean the area and apply soothing antibiotic ointment if needed. Some signs that your dog may have a paw infection is licking their paws excessively, which can cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

One of the things you can do to treat an infected paw is to give your pet some pain medication.

This includes ibuprofen for dogs or acetaminophen and over-the-counter oral medications available at a pharmacy without requiring a prescription.

If the pain medication does not help alleviate some of the symptoms, it’s also possible that your Vizsla has a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics.

Should Vizslas Walk With Sore Paws?

All dogs need to have their paws examined periodically by a veterinarian to check if there are any issues.

This is especially true for Vizslas, who have a high pain tolerance because they may not show any signs that their paws are hurting them or causing problems until it’s too late and something serious develops.

If your Vizsla has sore feet, then you should avoid walking long distances with them to give themselves time to heal properly.

If your dog has an injury or sore paws, then they could be in pain just from taking a walk.

How Long Does It Take Vizsla Paw Issues To Heal?

The healing time for any paw issue varies on its cause and how bad it is. If there are no other underlying issues that you need to address, then the paw should heal in anywhere from a few days to two weeks.

If there is an infection or another serious illness that needs treatment, it will depend on how severe and what type of treatments they might need for the problem to resolve itself.

It’s best not to treat your Vizsla without consulting a veterinarian first so that they can see if there is a more serious issue.

How Can I Treat My Vizsla’s Infected Paw At Home?

There are steps you can take at home to help your Vizsla with an infected paw. But it’s best not to try and treat them without consulting a veterinary professional first. The infection could be more serious.

One of the first things you can do is clean and disinfect the paw with a topical antibiotic that will kill any bacteria present on their skin or in cuts, scrapes, or wounds from an injury.

If your Vizsla has itchy paws, they may have allergies, which means there are substances such as pollen, dust, and mold in your home that could harm them. Therefore, it’s important to identify the cause of their paw problem so you can treat it accordingly.

Can I Put Apple Cider Vinegar On My Vizsla Paws?

Yes, you can use Apple cider vinegar to remedy your Vizslas paws that has inflamation and/or infection.

Apple cider vinegar is a great way to soothe an inflamed paw, and it also helps in the healing process of many health issues that might be causing pain for your Vizsla’s paws, such as arthritis joint pain, inflamed paws, and even allergies.

To apply the apple cider vinegar, you will want to mix 50% water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in either a cup or bowl and dip your Vizsla’s paw for 15-20 seconds, then dry off their feet.

However, the vinegar has a very high acidic content which may irritate the paw and cause pain or discomfort for your Vizsla.

If you have apple cider vinegar, do not put it directly onto their feet but dilute at least one part water with one part vinegar.

It’s best to have your veterinarian examine your Vizsla in these instances. They are better equipped to advise on possible treatments that may work for you and your pet.

Can I Put Vaseline On My Vizsla’s Paws?

Vaseline can be a good remedy for soothing an inflamed paw that is caused by injury or arthritis. It works to cool and soothe swollen paws, but it’s not the best option if you want something long-term because Vaseline does not heal any injuries.

You will need to apply with care to avoid getting too much Vaseline on your Vizsla’s paw. You will want to apply a pea-sized amount of the product, rub it gently, then dab them with a clean cloth or paper towel so that they are not walking around with an excess of Vaseline on their paws, which can lead to other problems if left unchecked.

But I do not recommend you to use Vaseline on Vizslas’ coat. It can create a coat that will trap moisture and dust, leading to more problems.

How To Prevent Vizsla Paw Issues?

I have listed some of the best ways to prevent paw issues in Vizsla below. I hope this helps!

Good Paw Care:

If you want to avoid any paw problems with your Vizsla, they must have good foot care.

The best way to keep their paws strong and healthy is by giving them a lot of love, support, and proper nutrition. In addition, regular time out on the lawn will help. This will allow them to stretch their muscles and get some movement in.

Give Dog-Safe Toys

You should also make sure that you have plenty of dog-safe toys for your Vizsla. When they are not using their paws, they must stay active with different games to stimulate all body parts, including their feet.


In conclusion, different things can cause Vizsla paw issues. You must know the signs so that you can act quickly and get your Vizsla to a veterinarian.

I hope that this has helped you better understand the cause and treatment of these issues so that your pet can live an enjoyable life without any pain or discomfort from a hurt paw!

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