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Jenny
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11-01-2013, 09:59 AM

Salt/grit on pavements ...

All the talk about weather is of a cold snap hitting the UK from this weekend. If pavements/roads get gritted do you wash your dogs paws after a walk or ignore it? I'm just concerned as I believe salt can dry the dogs pads out.
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11-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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All the talk about weather is of a cold snap hitting the UK from this weekend. If pavements/roads get gritted do you wash your dogs paws after a walk or ignore it? I'm just concerned as I believe salt can dry the dogs pads out.
Hi Jenny I always rise Chloe's paws if we go on salted roads otherwise she would lick them and ingest the salt.
I live on a lane which isn't salted so don't need to worry too often .

You can also buy a preparation similar to paw wax to protect the paws but it is quite expensive and I have never used it myself.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mushers-Secr...7900340&sr=1-3

There is a cheaper alternative available made from beeswax if you Google paw wax.
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11-01-2013, 10:35 AM
SB - strewth !! I'll certainly be washing my dogs feet.
Thanks.
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11-01-2013, 07:11 PM
Mine always have the Pawz boots on when they are walked and these stop any worry about the salt or grit thank goodness.
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11-01-2013, 08:17 PM
gosh have never thought about this and phoebe is obsessed about cleaning her feet. will start washing them from now on
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