Pleasant paw care is still underestimated by many dog owners, but you can do a lot of good things for your best friend. It is not so much a matter of grooming the paws at fixed intervals, but rather of regular checks. A trained look at the claws tells you, for example, when you should cut the dog's claws - because that is also part of good paw care.
Grooming dog paws: Protect the pads
The surface of the bale should be smooth and soft. If you find that the skin is cracked and dry here, apply milking fat, petroleum jelly or perfume-free fat cream to your paws. Your vet can give you detailed information about which cream is best for your dog and should be used for paw care. Especially in winter you should protect the dog's paws from ice, sand and road salt.
Shorten hair on the paws
Cut the hair between the toes and bunions short and be sure to use scissors rounded at the edges when grooming the dog paws to avoid injury. If the hair on the paws is too long, dirt, and in winter also snow and ice, can settle there. This often forms crystalline balls, which can be painful for your best friend when running. Check the bales for small stones, splinters or other residues from time to time and pay particular attention to cereal awns or grass seeds, as these can grow into the skin if the dog's paws are inadequate.
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Healing ointment for dog paws after long injuries
If your dog has not been able to walk for an extended period of time, possibly after surgery, it may happen that the dog's feet will sore on the first walks after recovery. Ask your veterinarian for advice, he will recommend the right healing ointment for you. If you have discovered serious injuries on the balls, you should not try to cure the injuries on your own, as inflammation can quickly develop. Go to the vet with your dog, prescribe protection and only carry out paw care on the dog once the injuries have subsided.6 comments Login to comment