Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by ellen
Have you considered what type of dog paw protection your pet needs over the summer months? I’ve spoken before about how to care for your dog’s paw during the winter months. But, it’s just as important that you care for your dog’s paw during the summer as it is the winter. While you don’t have to worry about ice, snow, and frostbite, there are still things to think about when it comes to pet health over the summer.
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Dog Paw Protection
The pads on a dog paw are sensitive to both temperature and sharp objects. In the winter, it’s important that you protect your dog’s paws from snow and ice. And, in the summer, it’s important that you protect them from hot surfaces whether that is the sidewalk, the sand on the beach or the pavement. In hotter climates, these surfaces can quickly become so hot that they burn the exposed surfaces of your dog’s paw.
Dog Boots and Booties
Protecting your dog’s paw from the heat isn’t difficult if you can convince them to wear booties. Not all dogs adjust well to wearing booties on their feet so this may take a bit of practice for your dog to keep them on. It’s important that you purchase a pair of dog booties that are breathable during the summer months so your dog stays cool.
If your dog doesn’t adjust well to having booties on their feet, you may want to try traction pads. These self-stick pads adhere to only your dog’s paws. This will protect the pads from hot surfaces without enclosing their entire foot. You can find these on Amazon or in the pet care department of large retailers.
Paw Protection Wax
Dog paw protection wax is one of the best ways to protect your pet’s paws. This wax protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream.
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One of the most important dog health topics that you can make sure you’re informed about is how damaging hot surfaces can be to the pads of your dog’s foot. How do you protect your dog’s paws?
Ellen runs a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont. She has experience with a variety of small animals, dogs and cats. She has also cared for ducks, chickens and rabbits. Combined, she has over 20 years of experience in pet care and pet sitting.