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Your dog's feet sure are made for walking, but did you know they are also made for protecting
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When your dog jumps up to greet you, or hands you a paw to shake, what do their paw pads feel like? A healthy paw pad should be smooth to the touch. If your dog’s paw pads are rough, cracked, or damaged in any way it’s important to treat the problem before it gets worse. When you go outside you slip on your shoes before hitting the hot asphalt or running over gravel rocks. Your dog, on the other hand, likely doesn’t have any shoes to wear on his or her feet. It’s all up to their squishy paw pads to do the protecting, a job that is often too much even for your dog’s pawesomely powerful feet.
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To avoid foot injuries, survey the areas that your dog plays and walks. Remove glass shards, pieces of metal and other sharp objects. Avoid walks on hot sidewalks in the summer and protect your dog’s feet with boots during the winter. Remember, if you wouldn’t walk barefoot in a certain area, neither should your dog! Jan 26, 2011 - Dogs do not have any added protection for their feet against glass, chemicals or hot pavement like humans do
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Photo provided by FlickrFeb 4, 2015 - Yes, your dog's feet are made for walking, but did you know that those little paws are also designed for protecting
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Paw wax can easily be spread on your dog's paw pads prior to walking to protect them from rough or hot surfaces. Paw wax is designed to protect your dog's feet from several potentially harmful surfaces and chemicals, like road salts. A favorite is , which dog owners apply for many surface solutions - ice, snow, heat, sand, rocks, gravel... There is a You Tube video endorsement for Musher's Secret at the end of this article....There are winter boots to insulate your dog’s feet from cold, damp, ice, snow, and salt; summer boots to shield your pup’s paws from the heat of pavement and asphalt, and hiking boots to protect him from the dangers of sharp rock, brambles, burrs, cacti, and foxtails. They can be used to give a tentative dog traction on slippery floors, to prevent scratches on hardwood floors and snags on carpets, and to deter digging. They can prevent chewing and licking of sores, bandages and medications on the dog’s feet. There are even rubber boots that purport to keep your dog’s feet dry in rainy weather.The cool thing about paw wax is it can quickly and easily be applied to the pads of your dog's paws any place or time it's needed. It protects them from cold and harmful surfaces they're likely to come into contact with when playing outside during the winter. This is different from a moisturizer in that the wax also creates a barrier to help protect your dog's feet from clods of ice forming and potentially harmful chemicals like road salts they might come into contact with. Originally developed for sled dogs, if you and your pet go out frequently in the colder months, is a really good solution for anytime your dog needs some extra paw protection.
The whole brand of Musher’s secret is a valuable item for anyone looking to protect dogs feet prior to any activity. This is a fantastic product for the dog who doesn’t like anything on its feet. It works great in hot or cold weather, blacktop and ice/salt situations. You don’t need to be in a winter climate to use this!These pads are the thick, rubbery part of the dog’s feet that cushion every step and provide traction to prevent slipping. Foot pads protect bones and joints from the shock incurred by running and walking. They also insulate the foot from extreme weather (hot and cold) and aid navigation of uneven or rough terrain.Obviously, you wouldn’t use Cool Paws in cool or cold conditions; they are designed specifically for use in hot weather. We don’t know whether there is any research that indicates that cooling pads on a hot dog’s feet really do contribute to lowering or maintaining their body temperature but we can say this: They would definitely protect a dog from burning his feet on hot pavement, sand, or other hot surfaces.