Understanding Splayed Feet

Splayed feet, or "open feet," is a condition where a dog's toes spread apart more than usual, causing discomfort and mobility issues.

Causes of Splayed Feet

Causes include genetics, nutritional deficiencies, inadequate exercise, and environmental factors.

Signs and Symptoms

Look for visible spreading of toes, flat footedness, difficulty walking, and frequent injuries.

Consult a Veterinarian

– A vet can accurately diagnose the condition and recommend a tailored treatment plan.

Foot Exercises

Incorporate toe tucks, paw lifts, and balance exercises to strengthen muscles and ligaments.

Orthopedic Supports

Use paw pads, boots, and splints to provide extra support and reduce strain.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, including hydrotherapy, massage, and laser therapy, can be highly beneficial.

Weight Management

Maintain a healthy weight with a balanced diet, portion control, and regular exercise to reduce pressure on the feet.


With the right approach, you can manage and correct splayed feet in your dog, ensuring they live a happy and comfortable life.