Could your pet benefit from Paw Baths?

December 29, 2023
Dog Labrador Paw With Pads

One of the biggest pet parent complaints I get is that my dog licks his paws all the time. Some people might find this slurping sound annoying, but it’s actually a sign that your dog is trying to tell you something. Your dog may lick his paws as a way to cope with anxiety or because his paws are sensitive and irritated. When your dog is out on a sniff-ari, they pick up a lot of different things. These things then get tracked into your home and end up on your carpet, furniture, and you. Not to mention they are licking it all up and ingesting these things.

Benefits of paw baths.

  • Prevents the Spread of Germs: Paw baths can help remove dirt, bacteria, and allergens that your pet may have picked up while walking outside. This reduces the risk of them spreading germs or parasites throughout your home, or inside them.
  • Maintains Paw Health: Regular paw baths can help prevent the buildup of dirt, debris, and irritants that can cause skin infections or allergies. It also helps keep your pet’s paws clean and moisturized, preventing dryness and cracks.
  • Reduces Paw Licking: Some pets may excessively lick their paws due to discomfort or irritation. Paw baths can help alleviate these symptoms and reduce the need for constant licking, which can lead to further irritation or infection.

By incorporating regular paw baths into your pet’s grooming routine, you can help maintain their overall hygiene and prevent potential health issues.

Paw bath tip*

I am not a fan of the paw solutions on the market. Most have chemicals and/ or fragrances and I like to stay as natural as possible. I don’t want my dogs to ingest chemicals. So I use a 50/50 blend of apple cider vinegar with mothers and water. It has worked well for several years for all four of my pups.

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