As a dog owner, you know your dog best and should keep an eye on him for these or similar signs and, if necessary, seek out the warmth early on.
During winter, road salt is used in many places. This can have painful consequences for sensitive dog paws.
As a precaution, we recommend rubbing the pads of the paws with a greasy cream, be it petroleum jelly, moisturizing cream or a specially developed "paw cream".
These creams make the paws more supple and protect against painful cracks.
This also largely prevents road salt or lumps of ice from getting stuck on the dog's paws.
This can also be counteracted by making sure that the dog's coat is not too long between the pads and that it is shortened if necessary.
Also try trimming your dog‘s nails. Long toenails force the pads to splay open, making snow and ice more likely to accumulate between them. Plus, he’ll enjoy better traction on snow and ice with shorter nails
Dogs sometimes eat snow, which is usually not a problem with smaller amounts and clean snow.
Dog owners should make sure that the "snow-food-enjoyment" of their four-legged friends is limited.
Contaminated snow can lead to gastrointestinal infections.
Swallowing unmelted snow can give dogs an inflammation of the stomach lining, as dogs' stomachs are very sensitive to the cold.
For example, if the dog loves to catch snowballs with its mouth, dog owners should pay particular attention to ensuring that the dog swallows as little snow as possible.
The larynx can experience a shock from the sudden exposure to cold, which can lead to breathing problems or even respiratory paralysis.
We know that the larynx of dogs is very sensitive, which is one reason why we always recommend the use of harnesses to walk and restrain dogs and consciously refrain from using and producing collars.
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