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How to Make Wax for Dog Paws, to protect them from outside elements such as gravel, snow or rain
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Safe Paw is a pet-friendly product you can use to deice your dog’s paws. There are also waxes such as the Musher’s Secret, which you simply put on the dog’s paws before taking them out on a walk to create a protective barrier that prevents their paws from becoming injured. The wax simply wears off after a while and you can feel free to apply it again each time you walk the dog. Dog booties offer the highest level of protection possible for their paws. Not only will they protect their paws from the cold of the snow they will also protect them from stepping on any sharp objects that might be buried under snow. It is extremely important to make sure the booties fit the dog’s paws in order for them to provide as much protection as possible.
Musher's Secret is a dense, barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws.
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Good grooming habits can also help maintain good paw health in the winter. On his website, to trim the hair around the paws of long-coated dogs to make sure that none of the hair comes into contact with the ground. This proper grooming will “prevent ice balls from forming between and around the paw pads which can be painful and result in trauma. It also makes it easier to apply the [paw wax] to the pads.” Simply rub over the dog’s paws just before heading outside. If you made bars of wax, the dog’s body heat will melt these when rubbed on.
Photo provided by FlickrThere are certain qualities about candelilla wax that make it beneficial as a paw soother for dogs with dried and cracked paws.
Photo provided by Flickris a dense, barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws.
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Musher's Secret is a dense, barrier wax
that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws.
Developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs,
it provides tenacious protection
even in the most extreme conditions.
In 2003 I was skiing up Aspen Vista outside of Santa Fe New Mexico with my dogs. I met a woman snowshoeing with her border collie mix on the trail. One of my dogs Bo was of the same breed and had developed a serious snowballing effect on his paws. He had to stop every few feet and chew off the hardened ice that was forming on his paw pads. The woman was applying something to her dog’s paws. She gave me the container to try on Bo’s paws. It worked. Thus a long relationship with the product Musher’s Secret Wax was born.
Safe and Natural
Made from a blend of several food-grade
waxes, then refined according
to our our own special formulations,
Musher's Secret is the safe, non-toxic
way to protect your dog's paws.
The semi-permeable shield is absorbed
into the paws, allowing perspiration
to escape through the toes.

Made from 100% natural waxes and easy to apply!
Spread a light coating of Musher's Secret on the pads and rub in. Mushers will absorb in minutes (rub a little on your hands, when it is absorbed you will know it is absorbed into the pads as well). We use an old rug near the door for application purposes. In very harsh cold or snowy conditions be sure to rub up in between the pads to prevent snowballing.
For year round use, 1-2 times a weeks is sufficient. During extreme weather additional applications may be necessary.
Frequency may depend on length of your walk and weather conditions.

When the elements make it uncomfortable for your dog to even go for a walk, protective wax acts as a barrier between the offending surface and your dog's paws. This can be cold or hot , or even uncomfortable grainy or rocky surfaces such as a romp on the beach.DIY paw wax to protect your dog's paws while running/walking with dogs in the snow or ice. Based on a product used by professional mushers. Gotta make some of this for my Archie!DiY paw wax keeps the ice from forming on the bottom of your dog's paws and protects the dog's paw from winter injury's resulting from cold and dryness.