Keep paw wipes by the door to easily clean off dirt, mud, salt, and chemicals from walks. Look for gentle, moisturizing wipes.
Use Dog Paw Wipes
Use a damp washcloth with mild soap and lukewarm water to gently wash all surfaces of paws. Rinse thoroughly. Pat dry.
Wash With Soap & Water
Lift fur and clean between paw pads and toes where debris collects. Remove anything stuck.
Check Between Toes
Add 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water. Dip a cloth in solution and wipe paws to remove odors and disinfect.
Rinse With Vinegar
Apply coconut oil to moisturize paws and protect from salt and chemical damage. The lauric acid helps kill bacteria too.
Massage In Coconut Oil
Keep nails trimmed to prevent dirt buildup underneath. Be careful not to cut too short.
Before walks, apply balm or wax specially formulated to protect paws from hot pavement, snow melt chemicals, salt, and harsh terrain.
Consider Protective Paw Balm