Do your dog’s paws appear rough to the touch, cracked, or calloused?
You slather healing cream on your dogs cracked paws, making sure to get between the toes…ah relief…Question; what happens next?
Dry and cracked paw pads can come from a variety of elements. Usually you can give your dog relief from dry or cracked paws at home, although in certain cases vet care may be necessary.
Dog paw pads can become dried out and cracked the same way our feet can. Wintertime and salt on sidewalks commonly causes paw pads to dry out quickly. The best thing to do for dry paws is to apply a moisturizing substance, such as Pawmagik by Muttluks. This roll-on moisturizing balm helps heal and soothe paw pads, and protect them from salt, snow, ice, hot pavement, hot sand or abrasion. Pawmagik is available at both Brookside and Lee’s Summit locations!
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Paw Butter™ is perfect for that extra layer of loving attention our best friends need. Pads cushion and protect your dog's paws and act like mini-shock absorbers. Remember, their legs are shorter than ours, which means those paws hit the ground a lot more often than our feet. Think how many steps a Pomeranian takes to keep up with a 6'4" person! They need Paw Butter! Paw Butter is an organic treatment for cracked dog pads.Skin infections could also be the reason behind cracked paw pads. A less common cause of cracked pads is yeast infections, which must be diagnosed by a . For skin infections, small cuts and inflammation in your dog’s paws you can apply a mixture of with 50% of water. Even if the dog licks it, it is great for their inner healing and digestion.During the winter months dogs exposed to snow, ice, ice melting products and frozen pavement are likely to develop dry pads. Exposure to lawn products, fertilizers and indoor floor cleaners may also contribute to dry and cracked paws. Avoid exposing your dog to lawn chemicals and salted concrete. You can use in winters also. If your dog doesn’t like them or otherwise, it is advisable to check his paws every time you come back from a walk. In case of cracked paw pads you can apply to keep them moist.Sometimes a dog's paws will crack due to a zinc deficiency. This can be determined by veterinary testing and can be treated within two to four weeks with a zinc supplement made for dogs.Dog paws are designed to support a pup's weight and give them balance and strength. Unfortunately, many dogs suffer from a problem known as cracked paw pads. This is caused when the skin breaks open and creates light cracks in the skin. This can be a painful condition that makes it hard for your dog to walk and feel joy in life.Snow and ice in the winter and hot sidewalks in the summer can cause trauma to the bottom of your dog's feet, sometimes resulting in cracked paws. To prevent this from happening, try creating a barrier between the elements and his paw pads with a layer of petroleum jelly or some protective dog boots. Avoid very hot sidewalks and spending too much time in the snow and ice, and wash your pup's feet after being outdoors to get rid of any salt or other harsh chemicals, which can cause damage or pain to dry or already cracked paws.