Winter Paw Care Tips
Winter snow and the chemicals placed on the streets can be a health disaster for paws of all shapes and sizes. To avoid discomfort and downright dangerous chemicals Canine Styles is here to help with 4 simple tips that will help make winter walks as efficient, safe and comfortable as possible.
Tip #1 - Grooming
Groom consistently throughout the winter, especially around the paws. Be sure to trim the hair between the pads to keep the salt and ice from sticking. This will minimize the clinging of ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals that can dry on the skin. It is not only about beauty, it is about health!
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Tip #2 - Invest in a good pair of boots.
Minimize contact with painful salt crystals, poisonous anti-freeze and chemical ice-melting agents by investing in dog boots. There are many
different styles to choose from, be sure to carefully select the style that fits your dog’s size, activity level and personality.
Here are two of our favorite styles of boots:
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Tip #3 - Extra Attention
During the winter months cracking paws can happen in a blink of an eye… If caught early you can save your dog from unbearable pain and yourself from unnecessary vet bills. During winter months after walks try to make it a habit to take a look at your dogs paws and in between their toes!
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Tip # 4 - Wash your paws!
Even a quick bathroom break can have dangerous effects on your dog’s paws. A good rule of thumb, after each walk, is to wash and dry your pet’s feet to remove ice, salt and chemicals. Check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
A great product to use is a natural wax which will help moisten and heal any cracks or cuts and help to protect in future walks. Remember to start waxing your dogs paws to heal any cuts before the day of the storm. Just like your skin, their paws need a few days to heal so the salt and chemicals do not penetrate any abrasions they may have.
Stay warm out there!
-Mark & Canine Styles Team