Winter Paw Attention

Investing some extra time into dog paw grooming and care can minimize such issues as cracking, sores, blisters and diseases.

Conventional ice and snow melts can be quite dangerous for your dog. Additionally, if ingested, these items can have a hazardous effect. A safer and better option are products which can be specially tagged as pet-safe.

Analyze the foot pads and between the toes for inflammation, wounds, splinters, gravel or any abnormalities. Reapplying before another trip can additionally help shield paws.

Snow will cling to pelt, particularly long pelt, as dogs play in the snow. Trimming the hair between the pads, around the border of the foot and long feathers will significantly reduce the potential for growing snow and ice spheres between the toes. Additionally it is essential to keep proper nail length in winter months. Long nails can cause splayed toes, allowing for additional snow and ice develop.