Winter can be a rough time of year for your pet’s paws. Not only is the ground frozen, but the salt and chemicals put on the roads and sidewalks can cause pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to protect your dog’s paws this winter.
Make sure your dog is well-groomed during the winter months. Keep their nails and the fur between their toe pads trimmed to help prevent ice balls from forming between their pads and toes.
- Clean your dog’s paws after they have been outside to help avoid irritation from the salt used to melt ice on roads, sidewalks and driveways.
- Invest in a pair of dog booties to help protect your dog’s paws from the winter elements such as salt, ice balls, and any sharp items that may be hidden under the snow.
Keep your pet’s paws moisturized with a pet-safe moisturizer to prevent them from becoming cracked or dry.