Why Is It So Important to Protect the Paw?

Dogs’ paws are pretty tough. They can withstand running and jumping and landing on the concrete time after time. Sometimes, we forget that these paws are not indestructible, and we forget how incredibly important it is to protect them. It is important because on the bottom of every dog paw is the footpad and these footpads contain a great number of blood vessels. Because there are so many blood vessels in the footpad, the smallest cuts cause serious bleeding and a lot of pain for your dog.

The Dangers of Winter

Abrasions on the paw are more likely to be found in the dry, cold winter months. During these times, dogs’ paws will dry out because of the lack of moisture. Also, their paws will dry out because many areas sprinkle salt (which naturally dries skin) on the ground to melt ice in the area. Without moisture and normal circulation, a dog’s footpads can start to crack and can split on standard jumps. The key to making sure that these injuries don’t happen is to keep your dog’s feet warm and moisturized. You can do this by keeping him in warm environments, moisturizing his paws daily, or by getting a protective set of Muttluks.

The Dog Days of Summer

During the summer, the ground that your dog usually walks across starts to heat up. The heated ground can cause your dog’s footpads to blister and layers of his pad may even be lost, making his foot more sensitive. According to an article from the Canine Health Foundation, Veterinarian Greg Hammer states “If you have an inside dog and you never walk that dog on the hot streets, they are going to blister or ulcerate their feet. It would be just like if we went without shoes.” As a dog owner, it is vital that you protect your dog from those harsh conditions because if your dog is left to his own accord, he will ignore the pain and injure himself. One of the best ways to do this is with Muttluks boots for dogs.

Prevent Injuries with Muttluks

Muttluks come in a variety of colors and variations that will suit your need.

In every circumstance mentioned in this article, there is one consistency: Muttluks will help your dog’s paws stay healthy. Muttluks come in a number of variations and a variety of colors. Each of these variations makes it easy for you to pick out what would be best for your dog’s particular circumstance. All of these boots are Velcro fastened to ensure that your dog’s boots fit snugly and comfortably. Muttluks are strong enough to protect your dog’s paws from gravel and rocks and warm enough to keep his feet comfortable during the cold nights of winter. If you are concerned about the health of your dog’s feet, there are a number of remedies and tips but none as good as Muttluks.

Even though you’ll never see a dog walk across a bed of hot coals, a dog could face conditions that could harm his feet. As pet owners, it is our job to be aware of this and know what to do to help your pup. If you have any further questions about dog paw protection, Muttluks or any other dog supplies, feel free to e-mail or call us at petstreetmall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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