Dogs in the snow

Dogs in the snow - Knowledge

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Most dogs love snow! Even our boss’s “sunny weather dogs” who would happily forego going for a walk in the rain.

However, there are some things to consider in cold winter weather. Not all dogs have an undercoat, so they actually freeze like humans and should therefore be protected with a coat or sweater.
Here we would like to briefly talk about the special paw care in winter and sticky snowballs, especially in the coat of long-haired dogs.

Winter comes with snow and ice, which can not only be very cold but also painful for your dog’s sensitive paws and pads. Road salt can cause irritation and injury. Therefore, you should apply a paw care before every walk. The cream acts like a protective shield against the cold and prevents grit from penetrating.

After the walk, you should rinse your dog’s paws with lukewarm water. Make sure that you also clean the areas between the pads and around the claws well. Dry with a terry cloth.

After the bath, you can apply another thin layer of paw care and massage it in well. This regenerates and prevents cracks in the pads.

If you have a dog with a very long coat, we recommend either a dog overall with long legs or alternatively the use of Iv San Bernard Sil Plus. Rub a few drops of the fluid in your hands and apply to the long coat on the legs. This protects against snow build-up. If your dog still comes home with big snowballs on its legs, please do not rinse with hot water. The snow can also be removed very easily with just lukewarm water.

Finally, a note for all new dog owners. Please do not let your dog eat snow under any circumstances. Pollutants contained in snow can quickly cause problems such as diarrhoea or other gastrointestinal illnesses.