Carpal Pad of Dog
Carpal Pad of Dog

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Proximal pads
Limb pads located at the carpus or tarsus.
Proximal pads of cats and dogs do not usually contact the ground, because they are elevated by the pastern.
Therefore, proximal pads do not usually register in tracks of cats and dogs. Exceptions to this rule include tracks made in very soft substrates, or tracks made by cats or dogs that are down in pastern.
Also known as carpal pads (forefoot) or or tarsal pad (hind foot).