Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Paw care in ice and snow weather

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by vickieb, Feb 8, 2012.


  1. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    Hullo all, just wondered if anyone puts anything on their dogs paws in cold weather ?? Or are paws ok just left bee?

    I have been puttin pure aloa Vera gel on them on a night.

    What do others think? :)
     
  2. rottie

    rottie PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    8
    I use calendula cream and it's very good
     
  3. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    10,710
    Likes Received:
    9,322
    tiny bit of vaseline.
     
  4. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    39,257
    Likes Received:
    24,780
    I'd be worried about it freezing and making things worse
     
  5. Argent

    Argent PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,256
    Likes Received:
    499
    Oscar's paws are well protected with all his fluff, but if they were noticably cracking with the cold etc, I'd rub on some vaseline.
     
  6. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    39,244
    Likes Received:
    713
    I just leave Kilo's as they seem fine; would probably use a tiny bit of vaseline if they were cracked and dry though......although I am sure he'd just lick it off.
     
  7. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    They are cracked so might try some vas. I'm probs just being soft and babying him :rolleyes:
     
  8. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    21,981
    Likes Received:
    8,398
    I dont bother with anything. But I do tend to limit walks to 30-40 minutes when its this cold.
    Oh, and always make sure I wipe a wet cloth over their paws when they get in to get rid of any nasty salty grit.:)
     
  9. Galadriel17

    Galadriel17 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    42
    I don't use anything and never had any problems. Think you can get 'paw wax' though to protect them if needed :)
     
  10. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    That's the thing, I still have to hammer the walks as he is hard to cope with if he doesn't get at least 2 to 3 hours a day :rolleyes:
     
  11. lucylastic

    lucylastic PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    56
    I have used Shaw's Paw Wax this year for the first time and I am very impressed. After an hour in deep snow there was not a trace of snow or ice stuck to the dog. I also spray her legs and belly with equine mane and tail conditioner and it stops all the snowballs clinging to her feathery bits.
     
  12. rottie

    rottie PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    8
    Festus tries to lick it, but after I use the cream I give him a massage and he forgets the licking
     
  13. Gemmaa

    Gemmaa PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    5,004
    I use a bit of paw wax, but they seem alright without it. They don't like standing still long enough to let me put it on. :rolleyes:
     
  14. StaffsRmisunderstood

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey :001_tongue: tbh i think we mother dogs a little to much these days... we treat them like babys which is funny if u think about it when there ancestors are the wolf... we simply domesticated them and tamed them we didnt change there biology... obviosly little breeds such as the chihuhua need care durin winter for the low temps.. but as for paw care a dog has pads that act like our shoes.. they dont need anything on them just keep an eye on them every night for cracks or injuries and if u notice anything a bit of antiseptic cream or vaseline wil b fine but tbh i walked Benley durin the snow last year and it reached his shoulders he was buried and i towelled him dry and put the heatin on wen we got home and he was fine . stop mothering them there not children lol there hardier then we give them cred for look at the strays out there some live years! :blush:
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice