Should I Moisturize My Dog’s Paws?

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When it comes to keeping your dog’s paws healthy, the answer to this question is definitely yes. Just like our skin needs moisturizer, our dogs’ skin can also be kept soft and moisturized.

To keep that natural moisture balance intact while also protecting your pup’s feet from the outside world, we’ve compiled some easy steps for how to moisturize your dog’s paw pads:

* Be careful and always use a product that is meant for your dog, otherwise you’ll be putting him at risk *

What Can I Use to Moisturize My Dog’s Paws?

A reliable moisturizer should be good for your dog’s skin and never irritating.

Some best choices are coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera (the colder the better), avocado oil…but you can also try out some brands that sell paw balm specifically designed to protect your dog’s paws in our store.

-First, make sure the paw pad is completely dry. If your dog just went for a walk in the rain, wait until he’s all dried off to moisturize his feet.

-Next, take a small amount of lotion and rub it into the paw pad. The great thing about this method is that you can also use other moisturizing products you’ve got lying around the house, such as coconut oil or shea butter.

-The cream should be massaged onto each of your dog’s feet (between the toes) and allowed to absorb naturally.

-If your pup is happy to sit still for a few minutes, you can also use this time to massage his paws and clean between his toes.

-After you’ve spent some time massaging your dog’s paws, give them a good wipe with a cloth to remove any excess product.

-Once everything has dried completely, your pup can be on his way outside again to play!

As always, it is important to first check the ingredients of whatever product you’re applying to your pup’s paws. Ask the vet for recommendations when in doubt, and also do a patch test by applying just a small amount of product to one paw pad first before you apply it all over.

Even though our dogs’ feet can get quite dirty, smelly, and over-worked from going outside on a daily basis, it really is important to moisturize their paws. Our dogs are family members, and when their feet are dry, sore, or cracked they will be uncomfortable – much like when the skin on our own feet gets dry or worn out.

*The information in this article is for reference purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional veterinary advice. *

If you find the information in this article useful please consider supporting us by purchasing paw pad cream from us for between $5-15 and help us sustain this informational blog.

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