This is when I miss DaViking. I know that sometimes the type of food you feed effects the durability of your dogs pads. A friend of mine has a lab that loves to play fetch. Love love loves it! But she continually rips her paw pads apart. I asked if she has soft pads or dry cracked pads and she said they are very dry.
Does anyone believe diet could play a part? And if so, is there a brand of dog food that could be recommended? I assume working dogs, esp search a rescue dogs need solid tough pads, which is why DaViking came to mind.