The harsh winter weather exposes the soles of the dog’s feet to these elements. The cold snow, ice, salt and chemicals produced during the deicing process can cause irritation, cracking, bleeding and tingling.
Pet parents can choose to keep their dog’s paws warm and healthy. After exposure to cold weather, grooming, protective balsam, dog leather boots and foot washing paws can protect your dog paws.
Neat paws and nails are essential for the health of the feet in winter. In order for your dog to have a good winter, please trim your dog’s nails.
The spikes will cause the paws to spread out at each step your dog walks, causing snow and ice to collect between the mats. The ice and snow in the deicing process may contain irritating chemicals and salts. If you don’t pay attention to them properly, they can accumulate between the dog’s pads, causing irritation, discomfort, pain, tingling and possible infection. Even when using dog pads, keep the hair between the two pads short. This prevents ice balls from forming around and between the soles of the feet. The hockey puck can be very painful and even cause trauma.
The protective balm prevents dry, cracked paws. Before walking in a cold environment, apply a thin layer of balsam to keep the dog’s feet moist and protected. The protective balm can soothe, heal and relieve discomfort, rough, cracked paws and itching. Protective balsam can be purchased at pet stores and online.
Note： that dogs are sensitive to taste, do not buy products with too strong taste, which may damage the pet’s olfactory organs.
Dog boots are the ultimate protection against contact. They have a sock-like boot and a Velcro strap that can be wrapped around the dog’s leg to hold it in place.
They come with a variety of different soles. The fleece-lined dog boots come with leather soles and can be used in extreme cold temperatures. Some dog boots have rubber soles to provide traction and stability. Let your dog get used to the feeling of wearing boots. Put the boots on him and let him walk around the room for a short time until he adapts to wearing the boots. Dog boots come in various sizes and colors and can be found in pet stores and online.
This product is for smaller dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas. Some dogs, such as the Alaska, are not needed.
Check and clean the paws
When your dog is exposed to cold weather, check for ice, snow, or debris on or between its paws. By washing with warm water to melt any ice particles and remove the salt or chemicals accumulated during walking, gently remove and clean the dog’s paws. Washing the dog’s paws can also prevent him from ingesting any deicer or salt that he might come into contact with during walking. As an extra precaution, apply a thin layer of protective cream on the soles of your feet after washing to prevent dryness and cracking.
If your dog is allergic to fragrance and is accompanied by sneezing. Then Vaseline is a substitute for protective balsam.