Winterproof Your Pets Paws!
Did your mother remind you to wear your boots when you were a child and you were headed outside into the snow and rain?
Just as wearing your boots will protect your feet and keep you warm, boots for dogs can do the same and prevent injury to your dog’s feet. The list of potential dangers include salt, ice, de-icers and any other debris that can go unnoticed by you and your dog ahead of time ... and can even be toxic to our best friends.
Another possible way to protect your pet’s paws is with a protective balm, something that gets an endorsement from experts like Cesar Milan.
If nothing else, there’s always a cape (see Brutus in his cape).
Freezing temperatures and freezing pavement and paths can also cause injury. An easy thing to do is remember to take a towel along when you go for a walk to clean off paws. Another good habit is to wash and dry paws to remove irritants when you come in. Plus, it gives you a chance to check for trouble.
Paw problems can cause a lot of discomfort for dogs. Be sure to have your vet check your dog’s paws when you visit the vet and get as much advice about prevention and care you can. Dogs depend on us to take care of them in so many ways!