Winter is a hard time not only for people, but also for animals. Therefore, our four-legged friends need special care. For example, behind the paws…
In winter, keep an eye on the condition of the paws of animals - dogs that walk on city streets suffer from pad dermatitis due to road chemicals and s alt.
Wear your dog leather shoes or wash your dog's paws with soap and water after a walk, wipe dry and lubricate with emollients. You can buy Paw Balm at the pet store.
If irritation still appears, wipe your paws with some kind of disinfectant and drying agent, for example, a decoction of chamomile. It is enough to wipe clean and dry paws several times with a swab moistened with chamomile, after which do not let the animal lick the damaged areas, put on socks or bandage the paws.
Avoid long walks in the cold. If the frost is below minus 18-20 degrees C, you should walk for no more than 10 minutes, and smooth-haired dogs should wear warm blankets. Long walks are fraught with frostbite on the tips of the ears and tail.
The frostbitten area may appear in a day or two as a dry crust on the skin. You can anoint the damaged areas with an emollient, such as baby cream. If frostbite is severe, see a doctor.