Its that time of year again! Does your dog come inside covered in snowballs? Do you find it next to impossible to keep your pets hair from matting due to the snow? Here are a few tips you may find helpful.
1) When your dog comes inside covered in snowballs… Get them off! If you leave them be, chances are a mat will form or your pets skin will become irritated. Use a warm washcloth to melt the snowballs, then comb them out.
2) Make sure the hair on the bottom of your pets paws are always trimmed short. By keeping this hair trimmed it will eliminate snowballs and salt from becoming stuck and irritating your dogs paws. We do pad fur trims for $5.
3) Always remember to use “pet safe” salt. Regular salt is much too harsh on your pets feet and may cause burning. Signs of burning are redness, swelling, and your pet may lick and chew on his or her feet. If you know your pet has been walking on salt during daily walks, take the time to wipe your pets’ paws on the way inside your home.
I hope you have found these winter tips helpful! Happy Holidays!