Most dogs I know love to frolic in the snow, but did you know that wintertime can be painful for your fur-kid? Winter Is Brutal On Dog PawsWhen your pup’s paws are exposed to snow, ice and the toxic chemicals in road-salt they can experience:

  • Dryness
  • Cracking
  • Trauma
  • Frostbite
  • Chemical Burns

Fortunately, at Paws Pet Care Pet Sitting & Dog Walking we are experts on most things pet-related and can help! There are some tips and products out there that can help keep your fur-kid’s paws happy and healthy as this winter drags on and on.

Protective Balms

  • Buy a product like “Bag Balm” for fur-kid’s feet in the winter.
  • After you get done with your dog-walk wipe your dog’s paws with a warm washcloth to remove snow, ice and road-salt. Put additional balm to soothe any irritation and to keep their paws from drying out. Bag Balm can be found in most drug stores and pet stores or you can use Vaseline as an alternative.
  • Purchase booties or boots for their feet.
  • Use pet-friendly salt and de-icer’s. Salt and most de-icers can be poisonous to our fur-kids. Keep your fur-baby away from roads and sidewalks that have been heavily treated with salt and chemical de-icers.

This winter especially has been tough for this area, but following the advice above can keep your fur-kid’s tooties healthy and them happy this winter.

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