Dry, cracking pads - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums
Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums
Go Back   Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums > Keep Your Dog Healthy > Health concerns

BoxerForums.com is the premier Boxer Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
sasasola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 4,688
Default Dry, cracking pads

Hey everyone,

As the weather is getting colder here I noticed the pads on Duke's paws are looking dry and a bit cracked. We walk on pavement a lot and I know that's hard on the pads of their paws. I worry it's going to get worse in the winter with the snow and salt. Besides wearing booties what can we do to help/prevent this from getting worse?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________

sasasola is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super User
 
Ril-Mas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bedford, NH
Posts: 1,705
Default

I used to put Bag Balm on Riley's paws and he'd actually let me put little baby bootie socks on him overnight. Not sure if Duke would allow for that.
__________________
Mandy, loving mom to...



Ril-Mas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
sasasola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 4,688
Default

Hmmm... Bag balm? What is that? I think I've heard of it but not sure. Do they sell it at pet stores?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________

sasasola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Advanced User
 
Breezygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 868
Default

Wanted to say thanks for posting this.. I was coming on to ask the same question!
Breezygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super User
 
Ril-Mas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bedford, NH
Posts: 1,705
Default

I'm not sure if they sell at it pet stores or not. They probably do, but you'd pay more. I got mine from my local WalMart I think.

Amazon.com: Bag BalmŪ Skin Ointment, 10oz Tin: Sports & Outdoors
__________________
Mandy, loving mom to...



Ril-Mas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super User
 
Wyatts_Momma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Newton, PA
Posts: 1,907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sasasola View Post
Hmmm... Bag balm? What is that? I think I've heard of it but not sure. Do they sell it at pet stores?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
We use this on penny's pads. It's in a green square tin. Family dollar/dollar general would have it too. It's almost like a Vaseline type of ointment.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Wyatts_Momma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 12:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
2manydogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Posts: 5,730
Default

You can use Musher's Secret or even purchase PAWS which look like rubber balloons. They just slip on over the feet

Mushers
Amazon.com: Mushers Secret DMS59300 Cream 200 gram: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Mushers Secret DMS59300 Cream 200 gram: Pet Supplies

PAWZ
Amazon.com: Pawz Dog Boots DBZ00105 Dog Boots To 4-Inch, Large, Purple: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Pawz Dog Boots DBZ00105 Dog Boots To 4-Inch, Large, Purple: Pet Supplies

I purchased my Pawz at Pet Valu
__________________
Kari ~ Keeper, servant and mommy to the following crew



**Proudly Raw fed since 2010**

www.kacoboxers.com
2manydogs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
Bosley'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 2,932
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2manydogs View Post
You can use Musher's Secret or even purchase PAWS which look like rubber balloons. They just slip on over the feet

Mushers Amazon.com: Mushers Secret DMS59300 Cream 200 gram: Pet Supplies

PAWZ Amazon.com: Pawz Dog Boots DBZ00105 Dog Boots To 4-Inch, Large, Purple: Pet Supplies

I purchased my Pawz at Pet Valu

I have both of these for Bosley.

The PAWS we use when we walk; more so for the fact that the ridiculous amount of salt that is put down burns his feet. I use the musher's secret when we are in snow as it prevents the snow from sticking in between his paws and it's great to keep them moisturized. Just make sure you don't mind a few greasy paws prints on your floors afterwards

I bought mine at a small local pet shop here. I probably paid more for them but I like to support the local community stuff
__________________
Valerie **Bosley's Mom** DOB 02-11-10



Bosley'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
sasasola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 4,688
Default

Thanks! I'll check into those products and see what I can find. I would rather use booties on him but hubby refuses! It would just make things so much easier... lol
__________________

sasasola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
Bosley'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 2,932
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sasasola View Post
Thanks! I'll check into those products and see what I can find. I would rather use booties on him but hubby refuses! It would just make things so much easier... lol

Tell your hubby, the booties are purple (the large ones). They're a manly colour It's not like they're hot pink or something.

It makes it soooo much easier when they come inside. You don't have to wipe dirty paws and their feet stay dry. They're very easy to get on and off too so..... all plusses!

Tell him to not be so silly...
__________________
Valerie **Bosley's Mom** DOB 02-11-10



Bosley'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:46 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com