Protect your Dog: What You Should Know About Ice Melts or Rock Salt
Boots for dogs to protect your pup's paws from ice, snow, salt, heat, and ..
* Upon returning home, wipe snow and ice off your dog's feet, legs and belly. Little ice cubes can form in the sensitive spaces between the toes and toe-pads. Remove the ice carefully with your fingers since it may cling to the hairs between the paws. Wiping off your dog will remove any salt, antifreeze or other harmful chemicals that she could ingest them when licking her paws.
A major issue is salt and chemical alternatives. Says one dog owner, Jean Lessard, from Montreal, Quebec, "It is cold! I'm downtown. Here, the problem is not the snow, nor the weather... but the salt! There is so much salt on sidewalks and streets, it's ridiculous! So the dogs will step on this, get their paws... wet from melted ice, then walk on ice again and freeze their paws."
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A big snowfall is a dog's paradise - all that bounding, leaping, rolling in all the fresh new white stuff. It also mean streets and sidewalks get a blast of industrial-grade salt, which can be . "We received your donation of Musher's Secret for our charity raffle. Thank you so much for being so generous. With these several cans of Musher's Secret, we will be able to use them in several different raffles with all proceeds going to Chase Away Canine Cancer and our local pet rescue group. You have a super product that I recommend to people all the time. As a matter of fact, I just bought another can to use on our dogs' paw pads for their next dock diving event. It's going to be on an asphalt parking lot in August. Can you say HOT? Even though the pool and crating areas will be covered, they still have to walk around from place to place. But I know putting Musher's Secret on their pads will help prevent any burn they might get walking around on the asphalt. Again, thanks for your help." Nancy
"Hello! I just wanted to write you and let you know your product has worked miracles for my dog. We just moved from Texas to Boston, and experienced our first snow. My dog loves to walk, she looks forward to at least two miles a day. After the snow, she could no longer walk even half a block before limping, crying, and giving up. She has hairy paws, and it appears the snow was balling up almost immediately, and making it very painful to walk. She was getting cabin fever, very heartbreaking that she had to stop doing the only thing that makes her happy. I got boots, but they were worthless. She refused to walk in them, and they didn't stay on anyway. Someone told me about Musher's Secret today. I immediately went to the only store in the area that had it, and picked up a tub. I put it on, took a deep breath, and took her outside. I was absolutely shocked to see that she had zero problems! She was so happy to be out walking again. She made it the full two miles, over salt, sand, snow and ice, and never even hesitated. I cannot believe this one little product saved our sanity by preventing the pain and discomfort. Thank you so much for making such an excellent product! It is a must for dogs in the winter." Sincerely, Jools and Mogwai
"I want you to know I have never written a letter endorsing a product until now. I have an English Bull Terrier. The way her legs are constructed makes it very hard to keep boots on without nearly cutting off the circulation in her legs. She’s quite a snow romper, and within seconds (less than 10 feet into the walk) her nail beds and pads would be bloody messes. I figured using Musher’s Secret was worth a try and it’s a miracle. Her normal walk circuit is a mile in a snowy meadow, where she runs like a demon with her best German Shepherd pal. Since using MS there has not been one drop of blood, nail bed irritation or cut pad. It’s simply amazing. We have now recommended it to two other dog owners who have reported similar results." Thanks for making a great product! Cathy