I have some new information after a consultation with Dr. Hanson, an Expert here on the forum. This is what was written to me. I hope this will help. This is a situation similiar to the Mushy Pad Disease in Cats that I had sent you the link for.
Per Dr. Hanson an expert here on the forums:
Dogs have a foot problem called pododermatitis. The dog has pododermatitis.
Pododermatitis can be caused by several things e.g. infections including fungal infection of the foot pads, auto-immunity e.g. pemphigus, or walking on a hot and/ or an abrasive ground surface.
A skin scraping of the dog's foot pad should be examined for dermatophytosis which is a fungal infection. Micatin Athlete's Foot Cream might help to partially eradicate dermatophytes which sometimes can cause a dog's foot pads to slough, peel, and bleed.
The dog may have walked on broken pieces of glass and then the foot pads healed-over. When a dog has a foreign body in its foot pad the pad will quickly heal-over the foreign body so that by the time the owner realizes that their dog has a problem it is after the foreign body has become imbedded inside the foot pad. The particles of glass will be eventually eliminated but may cause intermittent bleeding. Removing the glass particles might require extensive surgery which could be unnecessarily traumatizing to the dog.
Apply soothing cool soaks with Burow's solution to the dog's affected foot pad a couple of times a day. Apply doggie booties and keep him from walking on abrasive or hot ground surfaces.
The dog may have pemphigus foliaceus. Pemphigus foliaceus is characterized by erosions and encrustations of the skin. Autoantibodies are present in the skin which cause a separation of the cornified from uncornified cell layers. High doses of glucocorticoids are used initially, and then low-dose, alternate-day therapy is used once the disease is under control.
A common cause of pododermatitis especially in the summer is when a dog has a hot cement or gravel dog run in the owner's backyard without a cool area for the dog to walk on. The dog's feet will burn and form calluses that will break-off and bleed and then heal and then burn and break-off and bleed in a repeating cycle. In these cases the dog needs to have a soft cool ground cover to walk on and should have his foot pads treated by applying ice cold soothing compresses to his feet.
I recommend that she apply cool soothing ice rubs along with the Burow's soaks to her dog's foot pads at least twice a day. This will treat any infectious process, and it will also constrict the blood vessels in his foot pads which will relieve the bleeding and hopefully once the bleeding stops this will help to heal his feet. Have the dog wear doggie booties until his foot pads heal. http://www.kooldawgtees.com/FidoDogBooties.html
I hope this will help! I have tried hard to see that your Dog gets the right care and you no longer get the run around. Joan Jav917