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5 Useful Tips For Dog PawCare 



dog pawsCaring properly for your dog's paws is a necessity.  These pads aide the canines in walking with comfort and even have the ability to protect them from many things as well.  Treading in inclement weather, keeping bones in tact and helping to protect the joints inside while the animal jumps and sprints are just some functions the paws can endure. Taking a few steps to ensure they are well cared for will keep your dog very happy.

Tip #1 Give The Gift ofMassages:

Giving a massage deep into the pawscan be very relieving for pets.  Everyone knows that the power of massage can encourage healthier circulation,and this is very necessary for your furry little friend.  Often aging dogs will sit or lay in the sameposition for long periods of time making it very necessary to aide in increased circulation.  This can be doneby gently massaging the pads and weaving in and out of each toe, your dog will love this!

Tip #2  Washing The DayOff of Their Paws:

If you reside in a colder climate,you may not be aware that your pet's paws take a lot of damage just going for their daily walks.  Chemicalsand small rock particles can get stuck inside the paws and also be very rough to tread on.  When you arriveback at home from your walks, wash off your dog's paws.  You can even take it a step further and apply somecream or petroleum jelly on the paws as well.

Tip #3  Keeping An EyeOut for Sharp Objects:

One thing that can always be helpfulto maintain healthy paws on your dog is to ensure they are not walking on rough or sharp objects.  You knowexactly how it feels to step on a piece of glass or sharp tack in your home on bare feet.  Well, when a dogwalks on those items it can be even more problematic as they can actually get the object stuck inside their fur andpaws.  Walk through your backyard and driveway and clean up any pointy items that may behazardous.

Tip #4  Trimming theDog's Nails Regularly:

Experts agree that dogs should haveneatly trimmed nails and they should just touch the ground when they walk.  Any longer can be dangerous anduncomfortable for the animal.  Trim the hair around the paws as well to keep an all around well groomedarea.

Tip #5  Watch WhereYou Walk:

Even though you may be an avidrunner, your dog may not be as enthused to tag along.  Sure, it's great for dogs to exercise daily but thedistance will need to be monitored.  If you commonly run on sidewalks or gravel, take into consideration whatthat must feel like for your dog's paws.  Instead, go to an open field and run along with the dog in thegrassy areas.  Running tacks are also good places with softer surfaces for furry little paws toenjoy.

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