Can Calluses Lead to Hygromas?

Can Calluses Lead to Hygromas? 

If your dog has a callus and you’ve done some research on the internet, you may be wondering if this callus is going to turn into a hygroma, a fluid-filled pocket under the skin. The technical answer to the question, “Can calluses lead to hygromas?” is no. But, there’s a little more to the story.

Calluses Don’t Lead to Hygromas…Technically

Now, calluses cannot lead to hygromas. However, the same thing that caused the callus, which is a big or heavy dog laying down repeatedly on hard surfaces, can also cause a hygroma.

So, even though the callus does not lead to a hygroma, the condition that caused the callus can also cause a hygroma. So if you are noticing a callus on your dog’s elbow, then you need to make sure that your dog has comfortable areas to rest. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of your dog developing a hygroma.

To learn more about hygromas, check out Dr. Sarah’s Definitive Guide to Hygroma.


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