With the current extreme cold weather, are you making sure that your dog’s paws are looked after?
When the weather starts to get cold and there is ice on the roads, your dog’s paws become particularly vulnerable to damage. Much as cracked, chapped skin can be an uncomfortable side effect of winter for some people, some dogs are likewise much more susceptible to injuring the pads of their paws or suffering from discomfort and irritations in the cold as well. Some dogs will weather the whole winter without a problem, taking the cold and hard ground in their stride. But for some dogs, walkies during the winter is no fun at all, and if you happen to own one of them, it is important to take extra special care of their feet and be on the lookout for any signs of problems.
De-icing products such as road salt and grit are the biggest potential danger to your dog’s paws. Not only do these products that are often spread along both roads and pavements, provide a hard, abrasive and gritty surface to help to prevent slips and falls, but they also contain a chemical de-icing product that can lead to chemical burns on the skin if exposed to prolonged contact. Avoid walking your dog over gritted surfaces wherever possible, and if your dog has been into contact with gritted surfaces, wash and dry his paws off thoroughly after your walk.
Saint Rocco offer a pawdicure which not only includes a nail trim and paw fur trim, it also includes an application of paw butter. Paw Butter soothes & relieves dry cracked paws. Combining Shea butter, oatmeal, mango, vitamins E & F, jojoba, coconut oil, olive oil & aloe vera to help keep paws super smooth.
Book a pawdicure now for just £10!