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What is Greyhound Corn Surgery and Does It Work?

What is Greyhound Corn Surgery and Does It Work?

Surgically removing your greyhounds corn or even digit amputation is sometimes suggested, but is widely acknowledged to be a last resort.

Surgery involves an incision which may be very deep into your greyhound’s paw. Healing can be difficult and infection risk can also be high. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the corn won’t simply come back and in fact it very often does. If you must have surgery performed, laser surgery is likely the best way to go.

Laser surgery is a relatively new treatment option which is starting to be used with good results. The vet uses a laser to “kill off” the corn. Because it is a new treatment, not all vets are able to do this however, so you may have to do a bit of searching to find ones which do.

Watch Mark from Hunnyboots (the company who make the best greyhound boots for corns) remove a corn with only his fingers here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU79Se8yJKk   

Read more about corn surgery here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/greyhounds-with-corns 

The best greyhound boots on the market are Hunnyboots, their shape is slim and long like a greyhound paw so they don’t fall off like regular dog boots: Find Hunnyboots here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/hunnyboots

There is an excellent Facebook group especially designated to greyhounds with corns. They share ideas, treatments and frustrations with corns. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Greyhoundswithcorns/?locale=en_GB

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