How to protect the dog’s paws from reagents?
The reagent saves us from ice, but it also has a downside-especially for dogs. How is the reagent dangerous and how to protect your pet from it?
Walking with your dog in the winter season, you are almost guaranteed to meet with the reagent. Of course, it will protect you from falling on the ice, but, unfortunately, it can also cause health problems. If we step on the reagent with the thick soles of winter boots, the dogs contact it with the pads of their paws. Why is it dangerous?
Substances that are part of the reagent irritate the skin. With prolonged and frequent contact, the reagent corrodes the skin, injures the paw pads, and causes the dog pain and discomfort when walking.
In many cases, contact with the reagent causes dermatitis in dogs, and bacterial infections are added to them. All this is accompanied by pain and itching. And worst of all, the dog begins to lick its paws – and the Regent also gets into its digestive tract.
The dog may accidentally inhale or lick the reagent. In the first case, there is a strong allergic reaction, in the second – poisoning. The more reagent gets into the body-the stronger the reaction will be.
How to protect the dog’s paws from the reagent?
Types of reaction to the reagent:
– Inflammation of the skin on the paws, redness, cracks, ulcers
– Sharp swelling of the mucous membranes, swelling of the muzzle
– Discharge from the nose and eyes, increased salivation
– Vomiting, apathy, refusal to eat, diarrhea, etc.
And there is another danger. By licking its paws, the dog can pick up helminths and a viral infection. So much for the consequences of fighting ice!
How to protect a dog from reagents?
– Every time after a walk, be sure to wash the dog’s paws and stomach. To remove all harmful substances from the skin, it is better to use a special shampoo from a pet store, and not just water.
– Carefully choose places for dog walking. Try to avoid areas that are treated with the reagent.
– If the dog has walked on the reagent, take it out to clean snow to clean the paws.
– For dogs with sensitive skin and a tendency to allergic reactions, it is better to buy special shoes.
– Before walking, treat the dog’s paws with special wax. It will serve as a protective barrier between the skin and harmful substances and protect the skin from dryness and cracks.
How do I protect my paws from the reagent?
If you notice dermatitis, an allergic reaction, or a digestive disorder in a dog, contact a veterinary specialist as soon as possible. Skin diseases are easier to eliminate at the initial stages. And reactions such as mucosal edema and vomiting indicate a threat to life. Unfortunately, symptoms can develop very quickly and the consequences can be very serious.
In order to provide effective assistance to your pet in a timely manner, always keep the contacts of a specialist and, just in case, a round-the-clock veterinary clinic at hand. We hope that these recommendations will not be useful to you, but warned means armed.
A soft winter and good health to your Pets!