Caring for Their Paws During Winter – 5 tips. View Larger Image Dog and Cat booties are the best bet for protecting their paws this winter because they prevent contact with salt and potentially harmful de-icing chemicals they may step in while outside. Even if they’re indoors, the dry air can affect their pads and cause flaking, so check their pads to ensure they’re not cracked, and it’s okay to moisturize their paws when dry. Put petroleum jelly – or you can buy a commercial paw-protection salve – on the paws before going outside to protect them from picking up de-icing chemicals and then licking their paws later. They’re burning extra energy trying to stay warm, so make sure they’re eating and drinking enough. Dehydration can affect the moisture level in their pads and potentially cause chapping. Communicate with your vet if you see redness or sore spots on their feet. If there is a wound, preventing infection is priority. admin2020-06-13T17:16:35+00:00 Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Tips for Helping Pets Copewith Back-to-School Tips for Helping Pets Copewith Back-to-School Warmer Weather Means Fleas & Ticks | some advice for your pet Warmer Weather Means Fleas & Ticks | some advice for your pet Spring Time Means Mud. 6 Tips to Clean Your Pet’s Paws. Spring Time Means Mud. 6 Tips to Clean Your Pet’s Paws. Smile! Your pet’s dental care is vital to their health. Smile! Your pet’s dental care is vital to their health. Why it’s important to walk your dog often Why it’s important to walk your dog often Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.