A Dog’s Best ‘Pawtection’ From Cold Weather and Salt

Walking your pooch during winter months is a daunting prospect for many dogs and their owners as the animals’ feet are tormented by ice and burning salt. Catherine Miller, a professional dog walker and founder of Pet Nanny NYC, says the best “pawtection” are dog boots. Metropolitan and suburban sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter season, so it’s important to be aware that most de-icers are toxic to dogs.  Without proper protection, dogs commonly will stop dead in their tracks, or hobble on three legs to avoid stepping any further on salt ridden roads. “Hands down dog boots are the…

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