Lori Rose Homeopathy

Commonly Treated Conditions with Homeopathy


For You Physically

Chronic Fatigue
Autoimmune Conditions
Skin Conditions

Recurrent Infections
Digestive conditions
Sinus conditions
Muscular & Skeletal Pain
Circulatory Problems
Sports Injuries etc.

For You Emotionally

For Your Family

Panic Attacks
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Other Stress realated problems

Childhood illnesses -
acute & chronic
Sore throats etc.
Behavioural Problems

Each person is treated with a gentle and respectful manner to allow a trusting, relaxing environment where you will feel at ease to discuss your thoughts, feelings and symptoms in the strictest of confidence


For Your Pets

Bacterial Infections
Corns (very common in sighthounds)
Digestive conditions
Hot Spots etc
Joint & Muscle Pain
Skin Allergies

Teeth & Gums (many dogs prone to build up of plaque on teeth leading to bad breath)
Respiratory Problems
Kennel Cough
Travel Anxiety
Urinary Conditions
Behavioural Problems
Stress & Anxiety
Many other conditions

"My aim is to help you achieve good health, positive change and an overall sense of well being of body and mind in the most gentle and effective way"


FACT FILE: A little about Corns

Corn on dogs paw
Corn on dogs paw

What are corns and where do they come from?

Corns are hard protuberances that appear on the pads of greyhound feet. They may initially present as a tiny dot that eventually gets bigger until the corn breaks through the pad. This may include thickening of the digital pad, firm tissue palpable in the pad, pain on pressure across the pad as well as directly over the corn, lameness, and sometimes a penetrating wound is visible.
They can grow quite large if left unchecked and are extremely painful for greyhounds. Imagine walking around with a pebble in your shoe that you cannot get rid of. Add that to the multitude of nerve endings in dog feet and you will get some idea of why they are so painful.

There are various theories for reasons for corns. One thought is that a corn is caused by a foreign object imbedding in the pad, and the pad forming a hard callus around the object. Another theory is that greyhounds do not have enough fat cushion in their toe pads, and the corn is caused by pressure between the toe bone and pad. Finally, there is the belief that they are caused by an infection associated with the papilloma virus causing an 'ingrown wart' in the pad. However a recent research paper published in the USA concluded that there was little or no evidence for this assumption. Tests were performed to look for viral DNA evidence from affected dogs but no evidence of viral presence was noted.

My own research based on my experience has concluded that in the majority of cases, most have been as a result of trauma from penetrating wounds associated with sharp objects, eg. glass debris, splinters etc which are more likely to penetrate through the pad into the sensitive tissue below, imbedding in the pad, and forming a hard callus around the object. Greyhounds have much thinner skin hence the probable cause of the higher incidence in this breed. These thinner pads are more prone to bruising and haemorrhage into the deeper pad tissues which can subsequently lead to thickening.

A significant number of over 500 greyhound owners who have successfully used my treatment have all reported some form of foreign material pushing through from the pad after the corn has came out.

How do I know if my dog has a corn?

If you find your dog has come up lame, it is always wise to check the feet first and foremost. Corns are generally round in appearance and may have raised edges or a pale ring around them. They are particularly characterized by your dog's seeming soundness on softer surfaces, including grass and carpet, but lameness on harder surfaces such as concrete, asphalt and gravel. You may notice that your dog is choosing to walk on grass as opposed to pavement on walks.

Upon inspection of the dog's feet, you may notice a lesion. To see if it is a corn have your dog stand up and pick up the foot. Grasping the toe from each side give it a firm but gentle squeeze. If it is a corn, your dog will likely pull back his foot. Additionally, when you release the paw, he may be reluctant to put weight on the foot. Again, corns may be very small to very large so do a careful inspection of each toe. Even the tiniest of corns can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. If you are struggling to see a corn in your dog's pad, it may be easier to spot if the pad is wet.

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