Protecting Your Dog’s Paws During the Winter

Tips for Protecting Your Dog’s Paws

Your dog’s paws are much like our feet. They are soft and delicate. Paws are a little more rugged than human hands and feet, but they still need to be cared for. The winter weather brings about freezing temperatures and rock salt that is used to clear sidewalks and streets of snow and ice. These conditions can be dangerous for your dog’s paws. Rock salt can get stuck in the paws and cause skin irritation and burning. The freezing temperatures can also lead to frost bites of the paws. So, you need to take preventative measures to protect your furry friend and their paws this winter. Some things you can do include:

  • Cleaning Their Paws After Walks
  • Use Dog-Friendly Ice Melt Products
  • Put Dog Boots On
  • Use Paw Balm
  • Keep Walks Short
  • Keep Paw Hair Trimmed

These are all simple things that can make a huge difference in the protection of your dog’s paws. They can keep the paws from being overexposed to ice melt protects, freezing temperatures, and debris getting caught in the paws. Your pet will thank you for the extra protection.

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Companion Animal Hospital is a pet clinic serving the Bellevue, WA area. We all love our beloved furry friends and want to do our best to always protect them. The wintertime is a particularly challenging time for our pets as the freezing cold, ice melt products, and slippery walkways and stairs can cause numerous issues for them. By following the tips mentioned above, you can protect their sensitive paws during the winter. You can also do things to protect their overall health like getting the proper pet vaccinations and yearly physical exams. Contact us today to schedule your veterinary services!

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