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5 Tips To Protect Dog’s Paws In Snow And Winter

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With all the snow, ice, salt on the pavement, and overall chilly weather, your pet’s paws can take a hammering throughout the winter. The pet owners must safeguard their paw pads to avoid injuries and painful winters for our four-legged friends. Fortunately, there are a few options for doing it. These options include dog boots, balms, trimming, and most importantly safe and salt-free ice melt that won’t harm concrete and pets.

Make sure you are ready for the cold with the following suggestions for protecting your dog’s paws in snow and winter:

Dog Boots

Putting winter dog booties on your dog may be the most effective approach to protect the paws from snow, ice, and salt, but it is not always the most convenient. To get your dog used to wearing booties, you will probably need to undertake some conditioning training. 

It is critical to get the correct size for your dog.

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Salt-Free And Safe Ice Melt

While you do not influence what your neighbors do with their property, you do have authority over your driveway and walkway. Using a pet-safe ice melt reduces the chances of your dog bringing any inside. The best ice melt for pet owners is one that is chloride-free and natural. Its spherical granules are gentle on your pet’s paws and can be used to melt ice as well as provide traction. Is magnesium chloride safe for concrete and pets? Are chloride-based ice melts safe for my pets and concrete? The answer is no. If you are looking for an ice melt that won’t harm concrete and your pets, make sure to check the ingredients before making a purchase. Many ice melts use chlorides that affect your pet’s health and are highly corrosive. 

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Paw Spray Or Lotion

Before you take your dog for a stroll, apply a paw protection lotion to his paws. It will keep road salt from infiltrating your vehicle. Use a lotion or paw spray for paw care. It protects the paws from road salt and keeps them supple. Only use natural substances like calendula and chamomile extracts or beeswax ointments.

Clean The Paws

You must clean the paws with warm water after the walk. A bowl of lukewarm water, a cloth, and a towel to dry them are all you will need. Remove snow, grit, and road salt off by using a clean towel and warm water. 

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Trim It Well

Allowing your pet’s nails to grow excessively long might lead to a slew of other problems. When sprinting on ice or snow, a dog’s nails can break, injuring the paw

If your dog has long hair, the hair between his paw pads is likely to belong as well. Snow and chemicals can get impacted inside the paw pad area if this hair isn’t trimmed.


Paws can freeze, dry out, and crack, not to add the poisonous salt they collect on their paws! But by using a safe ice melt and keeping your furry friend’s paws clean, you can enjoy winter walks with your pet.

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