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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Chico's pads don't look good.

Help, I just noticed that some of Chico's pads are damaged and I'm assuming it is from the rock salt and sand which are on the roads due to the snow.
Does anyone have suggestions as to how to treat this?

I'm going to contact the vet, but I think the last time this happened, there wasn't a particular treatment, other than wiping off the feet when the dogs come back from a walk. suggestions? I'm leaving for FL on Sunday and now I'm upset!
DH is going to be in charge, with our dog walker coming in during the day. I'll have to tell them not to walk far until they are cleared up.
suggestions anyone?
Cali's pads are fine. Go figure...

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I bet I know why you were checking pads...

DARN! I am drawing a blank on a specific product that people use on dog pads and hopefully someone else will remember. In the meantime, here are a few links that may help you with caring for both of their pads in winter:

How To Prevent Snow Damage to Dog Paws

Dog Paw Care

Cold Weather Protection For Pets

Winter Paw Care (with a pet-friendly de-icer product listed)
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I bet I know why you were checking pads...

DARN! I am drawing a blank on a specific product that people use on dog pads and hopefully someone else will remember.
Is it Mushers Secret? http://www.musherssecret.net/
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That's not the same name, but it is the same idea. Thank you Christy!
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That's not the same name, but it is the same idea. Thank you Christy!
No problem! My brain is full of useless information!
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I know some people use and balm bag. and I think there is one with "udder" in the name too. I have been finding that making sure I coat their pads with conditioner and let it sit, when I bathe then and even paw baths helps a lot. I've noticed a great improvement doing this coat handlers. Jaspers paws are soft again.




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I use MUSHERS SECRET. It is wax based and keeps the salt and ice from damaging or hurting paw pads. Just rub it on. At night, I sometimes rub some vaseline on his pads to keep them soft. Good luck.

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Thanks Kimberly, Missy, Christy and Henry's Mom for all the info and tips.
I knew I'd find help here


I'm off to Petsmart to look for the Musher's Secret and whatever else I can find!

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Just a thought----could Chico be chewing on the pads?

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Nan, if you can't find it at Petsmart, you might want to call a local Feed Supply for it.
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