Your dog's paws see more of the world than his eyes do. He walks around inside and outside over grass, dirt, rocks, concrete, asphalt, and more. Wherever he goes, his paws lead him there.
Your dog's paw pads are typically pretty rough because they spend a lot of time walking around various surfaces outdoors. This rough dry skin on your dog's paw pads can become cracked, tender, and very sensitive. This could make walking uncomfortable and difficult for your dog.
You can condition your dog's paw pads by giving your pooch a bit of pampering. This paw pad conditioning will help to heal hairline cracks in this thick coarse skin as well as soften your dog's pads for a more tender touch.
If your pup is not used to being pampered he might not enjoy having his paws touched, so take things slow and easy if he's hesitant. If you rub a conditioner or oil on your dog's paw pads, make sure you're using something that is safe for him to lick off as he is likely to lick the paws once you're done. Always end your grooming sessions with a tasty treat to reward your dog for time spent treating his paws.
What type of lotion do I use on paw pads that are dry, cracked? I've used Vaseline in the past,it does Not work.I need something that has staying power like the stuff groomers use when I have nails clipped.
Thank you for the question about Nala's paws. You can always call your groomer to see what they use, or ask your vet for an approved recommendation. Musher's Secret is known to be a product with 100% natural waxes and vitamin E. Musher's wax protects and soothes dry skin at the same time. Always be sure to protect Nala's paws from the hot pavement or chemicals found on the grass or ice. Good luck!
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