5 Tips for Protecting Your Pet’s Paws
- 3 May 2017
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- Pet Wants
One of the many traits that makes Denver a great place to live is that we get to experience all four seasons. While the changing seasons are a great opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, there are some downsides. One of those downsides is the fact that weather swings can put a strain on pets. A common area that this strain can be seen is on a pet’s paws. Whether they’re chapped, itchy or flaking, this isn’t something you want your pet to have to deal with. That’s why we want to share some of the best ways to protect your pet’s paws during any time of the year:
1. Trim Any Long Hair
Does your pet have any long hair around its paws? If so, you’ll want to take care of it by trimming it yourself or having your groomer do it. Getting rid of this hair will decrease the likelihood of your pet having to deal with the unpleasantness of having anything stuck in its paws.
2. Make Hydration a Priority
Dry skin on a pet’s paws or any other part of its body can be a sign that it’s not getting enough water. By being just as aware of your pet’s hydration when it’s cold as you are during the peak summer heat, you can help support optimal paw health.
3. Be Aware of Winter Threats
An important issue to be aware of during the winter is the use of de-icers on sidewalks and other areas. If your pet gets these chemicals on its paws, it can cause sore feet or even internal toxicity. That’s why it’s important to be alert about these chemicals and avoid them as much as possible. And if you have any reason to think that your pet’s paws may have been exposed to them during a walk, thoroughly wiping your pet’s paws is the best course of action.
4. Use Caution During Extreme Weather
When it comes to determining whether it’s too hot or cold outside for your pet, the best rule of thumb to follow is if you feel the current conditions are too extreme for you, they are for your pet as well.
5. Give Paw Wax a Try
Because paw problems can come up during any time of the year, we have a product that’s specifically designed to address this issue. Our paw wax is great for healing cracked, burnt or injured paw pads. It’s made locally with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA oils. Once you’ve given it a try, you can save time by signing up for a recurring order. And if you’ve noticed the weather causing any other problems for your pet, be sure to check out the other great pet care products we have.
For more information on pet health or to try one of our formulas, please contact Pet Wants Denver at: 303-818-1014.