Our mixed breed 2+ year old dog has cuts/cracks (2 on one pad and one on the other) on her paws. They look like cracks that have gotten deeper. We live on a dirt road. She is outside with me a lot. She goes along with me as I bike ride one night and run the alternate. This is through woodlands and dirt trails. We saw her licking and licking her pads starting about 3 weeks ago. We looked and looked and could never feel or see anything. Last night I saw the cracks/slight cuts. I put neosporin on them. She seemed to leave them alone (she sleeps with my son and he said he didn't notice her messing with them when they went to sleep, either). This morning they are deeper. I'm going to see what Petsmart offers for pad care, but thought I'd post for ideas here, too. Thx.