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As winter sets in and snow is on its way in the next week or so! We prepare for snowy adventure's

Pawsitively Pampered:

Keeping Your Dog's Feet Happy in the Snow

As much as we love the magic of a winter wonderland, our furry friends' delicate paws face some harsh realities on snowy days. Salt, ice, and even those adorable snowball clumps can wreak havoc on their little pads. But fear not, fellow dog lovers! With a few simple tips, you can keep your pup's paws happy and healthy throughout the season.

Boot Up for Adventure:

Dog boots are the ultimate winter warriors for paws. They protect against salt, ice, and sharp objects hidden beneath the snow. Choosing the right fit is key - snug but not constricting, and easy to put on and off. Start by introducing them indoors with treats and positive reinforcement, and soon your pup will be strutting in style (and comfort) through the snow.

Pawsome Pampering:

Before each walk, apply a paw balm or moisturiser, this creates a barrier against the elements and keeps those pads soft and smooth. Look for products rich in natural ingredients like beeswax or coconut oil or like the following natural balm products from Natural Dog Company. (other brands are available)

After walks, rinse off any salt or debris with lukewarm water and towel dry gently. A quick massage with paw balm will work wonders for happy, hydrated paws.

Trim Time:

Long fur between the toes can trap snow and ice, leading to uncomfortable clumps and potential irritation. Keep the fur trimmed between the pads (safely!) to prevent buildup and promote better paw grip on slippery surfaces. Regular nail trims also help with traction and overall paw health.

Walk This Way:

Choose walking paths clear of salt and heavy snow whenever possible. Opt for shorter walks in extreme weather, and be mindful of your dog's behaviour. Watch for limping, licking, or chewing at their paws, which could indicate discomfort.

Bonus Tips:

Wipe down your dog's paws with a damp towel after playtime in the snow.

Avoid using hot water on their paws, as this can dry out the pads.

Consider adding supplements rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to your dog's diet for enhanced paw health.

Remember, your dog's paws are just as vulnerable to frostbite as your fingers. Limit walks in very cold weather and watch for signs of discomfort.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your dog's paws stay happy and healthy all winter long. Remember, happy paws mean happy pups, and there's nothing more heartwarming than seeing your furry friend frolicking through the snow with carefree abandon. So grab those boots, slather on the paw balm, and get ready for some winter walkies! Your dog's paws will thank you for it.

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