|With the cold weather already here or fast approaching, many Dogsters will be using products to melt salt outside their homes and keep sidewalks and driveways safe and ice-free. If you need to purchase such products, make sure you buy ones that are safe for pets.
Note that salt used on other people’s sidewalks or by your local highway department is likely not pet-friendly; it can cause chemical burns to your dog’s pads or be ingested, making them ill.
Booties or paw wax will help keep your dog safe on winter walks, and always be sure to wipe your pup’s paws with warm water upon returning home!
Casey Lomonaco owns Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training in Binghamton, NY.
November 22nd, 2011