is petroleum jelly effective in removing dog callouses?

my dog just started to have one on her right elbow… it’s too bad cause that dog is a show quality dog… is there any other way to remove callouses other than petroleum jelly?

3 Responses to “is petroleum jelly effective in removing dog callouses?”

  1. melissa ann Says:

    Yes, this will sound weird but Hemorrhoid Cream (preparation H) will help with healing up callouses. I have an Alaskan Malamute that had them on both elbows and the vet suggested that AND a Judge at one of my AKC dog shows suggested it too! I applied it twice a day, morning and night, and it helped it clear up!! Sounds gross, I know… but it helps to soothe and shrink the blood vessels and tissue so it can heal. Another thing, try having the dog lay on soft surfaces and sleep on them too, like carpet or a dog bed. I know that my dog got them from laying on the hard floor night after night. But he can’t have a dog bed in his kennel or he’lll eat it so I bought a thick chunk of carpet at the hardware store and it works well. He sleeps on it and the callouses are almost gone :)

  2. Britannia Rex Imperator Says:

    Use a chisel.

  3. Read More Books! Says:

    Provide a well-cushioned dog bed for your dog instead of laying directly on a hard surface.Put padding down in your dog’s favorite resting areas since you probably won’t want to place dog beds all over. Any kind of cushioning should work.

    I’ve found that various ointments or lotions such as petroleum jelly, aloe, and Vitamin E from a veterinarian or pet supply store work very well. Be sure they are PURE with no additives or fragrances. Any or all of these can soften the calluses and improve the appearance of your dog’s skin if applied correctly. Be sure to rub the product into the callus until it is almost completely dry. When I did it with my dog, I used all three jelly in the morning, aloe in the afternoon and vitamin E at night.

    Just be sure to apply a few times a day with whatever you choose and keep the dog off of hard surfaces. Keep in mind too that if it’s not large or bothering her, it’s really not a big deal…show dog or not.