Oscar has that. His back toes on his feet can and do rub on the side of the front toes. He'll get small follicle infections or it will even rub so much it will bleed. If its bad and he's bleeding or getting bad and I want to take him for a walk, I bandage it so that there is a non-stick pad on the sore and between the affected toes(if you just bandage the whole foot, it will make it rub more), if he's outside, I put a poop baggy on it and then a bandage over that for the walk.
He has longer nails (also long, non-receeding quicks), but I've asked a vet about them before and got "well, he has long toes, too", so they are just kind of "normal for him", I think
I didn't use to, but now I trim them almost every week... Anyway, off track.
When I trim his nails I cut the nail straight up and down, which makes a square end, and then on the back toes I trim the "corners" of the square and then I try to file down the the edges and any rough spots (you can get dog nail files). Sometimes he has the rub spot/sore anyway and then we try to rest it while its raw or bandage it carefully to avoid further damage.
My vet has heard of it, but just shrugged and said it wasn't really caused by anything, maybe a change in his gait.
phew! that was long
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