here is the thread http://www.chazhound.com/forums/t105086/ I cannot believe that I am just now remembering to update you guys! well, he didnt get it. I decided to wait a couple of weeks. I have no idea why I decided to wait because the vet told me that it was not going to heal. well, it healed. after more than two years, it finally healed. I tried everything. you name it! (go on, name it, i know i tried it!) I have 20+ products for dogs paws, even for sled dogs, and cell reviving cream... Guess what worked! Burt's Bees medicated lip balm! that and not walking on anything but grass for a couple of weeks. It healed it! but if I dont put in on every couple of days his paws start to crack all over. There has to be an underlying condition The vet I am using thinks that it is allergies.