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How To Care For Your Dogs Paws
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How to Care for Your Dogs Paws

When caring for a dog or puppy many people overlook the paws. There are many responsibilities in pet ownership, so the paws are often forgotten. Think about the care your feet would need if you walked around barefoot all of the time!

The first thing to think about are the nails. The nails should just about hit the floor when your dog walks, so if you hear them click it's time for a trim. You want to trim the nails two millimeters from the quick. You can do this yourself, or have your groomer or vet do it for you.

If the pads on your dogs feet become cracked or dry, ask your vet for some mousturizer and apply as directed. Do not use human lotions, because the pads can become too soft and this could cause injury.

It is not uncommon for a dogs bare paws to get cuts or bruises from stepping on broken glass or other small objects. Wounds that are a half inch in diameter or smaller can be treated at home with anti bacterial wash and a light bandage. Anything larger and you should take your dog to the vet for treatment

You also want to keep the hair on the paw short and groomed. Comb out the hair between the pads and toes and cut it even with the pads. This prevents the fur from matting up. Also, check in between the toes and pads and make sure there are no foreign objects, such as broken glass or pebbles. This can be very uncomfortable, or even dangerous for your dog. Any objects can usually be removed with tweezers. This can be prevented by having your pet wear shoes when he is outdoors. There are different types of dogs shoes for different environments and for different types of weather. Think about it. If you wouldn't want to walk on it barefoot, neither would your dog!

If your dogs paws seem to be bothering her, but there is no visable damage, a nice massage can make her feel wonderful! Just rub between the pads and the toes. It will feel good to your pet and help with circulation. Not to mention, your dog will love you for it! Just as a foot massage feels good to you, it also feels awesome to your dog.

As you can see, caring for your dogs paws is not too difficult, but extremely important. Keep the paws safe by making sure the areas he walks are free from debris, or have him wear shoes for dogs. Maintain the nails and the pads, and fur between the toes and pads. Hopefully, the most treatment your dogs paws will need is a nice massage!. Make time for maintaining the health of the paws and your dog will be happier and healthier.


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Good article, Angela.

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  about 6 years ago

Nice article, pet care so important, look after them they look after you.

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  about 6 years ago

Great article, Can we see if they have rain boots for our dogs also. Thank you

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  about 6 years ago
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