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Keeping Your Dogs Safe in Winter-Products for Ice Melting, Pad Protection

Updated on January 20, 2011

Dog Walking Still Fun

It's that time of year when it becomes dangerous to walk your dog because of the snow or ice. It can become dangerous because dogs and slip and break or sprain joints and bones. Snow can become clumped to their fur an give your dog frost bite. Also that dreaded rock salt that can be poisonous to your dogs as well as leave a burn to their delicate paws.

One important product to use when making sidewalks and driveways safe for your dog is a pet safe ice melter.  Safe Paw is a great product that is safe for your animals, and children.  Rock salt doesn't seem like a problem for kids or babies until it's tracked in and then they eat it.  Also dogs lick it off their feet and rock salt can be harmful to and can burn their feet and mouth.  You want to look for a non toxic, and make sure it's safe for your concrete, driveway, rugs and decks.

Dog Boots: MuttLuks and more.

Need a pair of dog boots that can hold up to anything. Then you will want a pair of muttluks, these boots are awesome and will last you the life and more of your dog. The price is expensive but if you want quality you need to pay for it. The MuttLuks are water and salt resistant and are equipped with a leather bottom that breathe naturally, it repels water and retains character even after exposure to the snow, water, salt and more weather types. This high-quality boot features self-tightening 3M reflective straps, leather soles, new leather toe covers (on sizes M - XXL) and cuffs that come up the leg for added protection and better grip is kept on the boot because it reaches farther up the leg.

MuttLuks come in eight sizes ranging from Itty Bitty to XXL. How to Measure: Stand paw firmly on ground and measure heel of paw to edge of toenails (excluding fur). Note: A snug fit is best - boots that are fitted too large may slip off. So make sure not to measure the fur in the measurement or else it will not work properly when walking your dog. Retail $49.99

Mushers Secret: Paw Wax for Dogs

So your dog won't keep boots on for the life of them. Don't worry their is another method to keeping your dogs paws safe. It's called Musher's Secret and this product is incredible all I hear are great things about it. It's a wax that you put on your dogs feet that is 100% natural and it won't stain their fur or pads so don't worry about that.

This will also help repel snow so that snowballs don't form around your dogs feet when they get caught in the fur. This can cause frost bite and cause extreme discomfort to your dog.

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