The winter can be a time of excitement for many dogs. Dogs enjoy the cold, especially long coated dogs, and may have a great time romping and playing in the snow. However, with the change in season come some potential health risks for your pet that you need to be aware of and dangers you need to avoid.
There are several dangers that, although they are not deadly, will cause your dog discomfort and problems. Walking on sidewalks that have been sprinkled with salt to melt snow can irritate your dog’s sensitive paws. You should ensure that you soak your dog’s feet in warm water and/or wipe all the salt from their paws when you return from a walk. You may also wish to purchase protective shoes for your dog if you walk in areas where there is a great deal of salt sprinkled...Read More