keep those toes tippy tapping through the season of freezin'
Winter can be a difficult time for our four-legged friends, as the cold weather and icy surfaces can cause discomfort and even pain for our canine companions. To help keep your pup safe and comfortable during the winter months, it’s important to take precautions to protect their delicate paws from cold and icy conditions. In this blogpost, we’ll delve into the best ways to keep your pup’s paws safe during the winter months and offer tips on how to make winter a little more bearable for your pup. So grab your pup’s favourite blanket and a cup of cocoa and let’s get started!
Salt and grit used to de-ice roads and sidewalks can be very harmful to a dog’s paws. This salt and grit can cause irritation and inflammation, leading to cracked and inflamed skin, and in some cases, even chemical burns. To protect your dog’s paws, you should try to walk them on grass or in other areas that are not exposed to salt and grit. If you must walk them on treated surfaces, make sure to rinse or wipe their paws off with a wet cloth when you get home. and check between the pads and toes for any small pieces of grit , Investing in a pair of doggy boots can also be a great way to protect their paws from the harsh winter elements and grit if you live in an area that makes this unavoidable.
Keeping your pup's paws healthy and safe during snowy weather is important. Here are some tips to help protect your pup's paws:
Make sure your pup's paws are dry and clean before going out in the snow. Remove any excess snow, ice, or salt from their fur and paws to avoid irritation.
Consider getting your pup some dog boots to protect their paws from the cold and wet. Make sure you get the right size for a snug fit.
If your pup's paws become irritated, consider using a paw balm or ointment to soothe the skin.
Pawbalm is an amazing product that can help soothe and protect your pup's paws.
Dorwest make an ultra-nourishing balm that is perfect for softening and soothing sore, cracked pads. Pawbalm is also great for preventing irritation from rough surfaces and salt – perfect for the winter months. Additionally, it helps to seal in natural oils and can even soothe sore pads from rigorous activity.
this balm includes a super soothing infusion of herbs in sunflower and jojoba oils that work together to nourish the skin:
Calendula – helps to soften the skin, aid skin repair and calm irritation.
Marshmallow – this herb helps to nurture and protect the skin with its moisturising and soothing properties.
Chickweed – softens, soothes and calms the skin, perfect for itchy and sensitive skin.
Natural beeswax and rich pure shea butter
This balm is a pot of pure goodness and an essential product for keeping your dog's paws healthy and protected in cold, snowy weather. The wax-based formula creates a layer of protection over the paw pads that prevents the fur, skin, and nails from becoming too dry, cracked, and brittle in the harsh winter temperatures.
The balm also helps to prevent snow and ice from sticking to the paw pads and forming painful ice balls between the toes. Additionally, it helps to protect against salt, sand, and other irritants that can be found on sidewalks and roads during the winter months.
This Pawbalm is an excellent stocking filler for Christmas as it provides a natural way to moisturize and protect your pet's paws from the elements. giving your dogs feet a protective layer against cold weather, snow, and salt. The small, convenient container, makes it the perfect size for a stocking. It's a thoughtful gift that your pet is sure to appreciate and enjoy!