About a decade ago, researchers discovered an intriguing fact about dog paws. Dogs have an incredible heat transfer system in their paws that can help them handle the cold.
In fact, it’s so good that it rivals that of a penguin’s wing or a dolphin’s fins!
Clearly, you don’t have to worry about your pup’s paws being sensitive to the cold.
That doesn’t mean your dog can disregard paw protection for the winter, though. While dog paws are great for cold temperatures, they’re still vulnerable to ice.
Learn more about how you can prevent ice-related winter injuries below.
Traction is Key During the Winter
While your pup might not feel the cold of ice and snow, they’re still vulnerable to slipping on it.
Ice is very slippery because thin layers of water lie atop frozen ice. This makes the surface slick, and it reduces a dog’s ability to use friction on the surface.
While your dog might realize that ice is slippery, avoiding it isn’t so easy. Often, ice is underneath layers of snow or in unexpected shady areas.
Traction is key to preventing an accident.
You can’t convince your dog to tread carefully or wear ice boots, though. So. what can you do?
One solution is to invest in our PawFriction Kit.
More About Our PawFriction Product
Our PawFriction kit is an innovative dog paw pad coating system. The main purpose of this coating is to improve your dog’s traction.
When your pup gets on a slippery surface, the coating will improve your pet’s stability. In the best situations, it will prevent a fall.
All you’ll need to do is apply the coating onto your dog’s paw pads. The kit won’t damage your floors or pose a hazard for your dog if they lick or attempt to bite it.
Ice Injuries are Common in the Winter
Pet care is very important in the winter months to prevent ice injuries. Senior dogs are more vulnerable to long-term and chronic issues if they do fall on ice.
Here are a few types of injuries that could happen to your pet if it slips on ice:
- Broken bones
- Tears, sprains, or fractures
- Bumps or swelling
Another important hazard to watch out for is when your dog comes inside with wet paws. Snowy or wet paws can lead to a dangerous indoor fall.
Invest in Winter Paw Protection for Your Dog
While your dog’s paws may be immune to freezing, that doesn’t mean they’re safe from the winter woes! More specifically, ice poses a huge threat for dogs and owners alike.
To help prevent any ice injuries, it makes sense to invest in our PawFriction product. This paw protection will prove invaluable as we head into the winter months.
We strive to protect paws everywhere, but that’s far from the only pet care products we have available. Here at Pawtology, we strive to help support all senior pets.
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