Avoid cracked dog paws, frostbites and itchy paws in wintertime.
I do not know about your dogs, but my dogs love winter and the snow. When winter comes, my dogs spend a long time outside, and it isn’t easy to get them in—cracked dog paws, frostbites, every dog owner’s nightmare.
Yes, my dogs have, from time to time, cracked dog paws, frostbites, as well as burns from the salt.
It is usually not so severe because I take precautions and protect my dogs’ paws.
When a dog has a cracked dog paw pad, it is not fun for your dog. It hurts, it is itchy, and it burns. It is like when you have a cracked heel.
Dog Paws are sensitive and need protection.
A dog’s paws can be very sensitive. You never know how much salt and other chemicals are thrown onto the streets, sidewalks and footpaths by the people and the city. Just to melt the ice and make walking safe for us humans. ( Yes, I understand it can be costly if someone gets injured on your footpath.)
Your dog’s paws are like your car before winter comes. You bring it to the garage and get the underbody protection. The same you do with your dog. You protect their paws from the ice, salt or chemicals on the street.
When you have dogs, you know that not every solution is suitable for dogs. Some can tolerate dog shoes, and some, like my dogs, hate them.
They will chew so long on it that they are shredded in pieces and not useable anymore. They will not stay on for long.
You can use some tips and products to protect your dog’s paws. It would be best if you decided what suits your dog, as you know your dog best.