Winter dangers for your pet's paws

We all know keeping our pets warm in the cold weather is important. Often times we forget how important it is to keep their paws healthy as well. A major winter threat to paws is the exposure to the salt we use. This can leave burns on your pet’s paws if not properly taken care of.  Here are a few ways to keep your pet’s paws safe this winter.
Paw Balm
Some people use paw balm to keep their furry friends' paws healthy during the cold weather. This can help moisturize and protect your pet from harmful chemicals lying on the ground. This acts as a barrier between your pet's paws and the ground. 
This is a great alternative to keeping your pet safe. However, if you have ever tried putting booties on your pup it can be quite a task. Plus, it’s awfully funny watching them get use to walking in them. There are a variety of booties to choose from so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a pair at your local pet store.
Carry a towel or rag
In a pinch, you can use a towel or rag to wipe off access salt from your pet’s paws. You will still want to give them a wipe down once you get home to prevent any problems. Also keep your dogs feet groomed, access hair can cause ice to form on their pads.


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