Originally Posted by Shona
you can buy a product called paw wax which is great for stopping them getting sore feet and ice forming, it also helps protect them from the rock salt thats spread about, it also helps give them a bit of grip on slippery roads believe it or not.
rock salt can do damage to dogs feet, it can nip and burn, so even if you use paw wax and defo if you dont, give your dogs feet a quick clean when you come in
I always keep some handy.
What am I talking about trying Vaseline for...I've got that paw wax in the drawer!
Funnily enough, Shona. Molly and Roxy love the snow and have been out playing in it, but when I went to take them around the block for a quickie earlier on tonight Molly got so far along the far pavement and stopped, lifting her paws. I presumed it was the snow balls on her feet so I cleaned them off and still she didn't want to walk! Not like her.
So, I picked her up and was going to carry her round
(no, it's something I make a habit of!) as Roxy likes to do her 'official' business on a walk and then Roxy started lifting her paws up and looking at them, and looking me. I just turned back and took them both home and wondered why they were bothering about the snow when they hadn't done before. Only Molly stops when the snowball legs get too much!
Now I'm thinkin back, the pavements were gritted, so maybe it was that that was hurting their paws. Must've been that as they were both bothered about the same time! Didn't think of that at the time.