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Ten Tips 'Til the Holiday: City Sidewalks

Ten Tips 'Til the Holiday: City Sidewalks

In many states, it is legal to put down lime-rock salt or calcium-chloride salt to melt the snow on city streets. However, this seemingly innocuous substance is very poisonous to dogs – when pups return inside, and lick their paws, it can cause them to throw up (or worse). Also, its rough texture can cut their little feet and put salt in their wounds, literally . . . ouch! When animals who have walked on salt-covered paths return home, be sure to clean paws off thoroughly or put booties on them before they go outside. Remember trudging through snowbanks in your boots is completely different than pooches wading through the cold stuff up to their bellies! Consider toting a little shovel or pointy-tipped umbrella to clear a trail for your pup to do his business on snowy roads.

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mnp mnp 9 years
Everyone thinks I just don't want to clean up the mess after Fuji goes out but it's because I don't know what's on the sidewalks and Fuji does lick his paws once gets inside. I think it's because my friends aren't pet owners...I care for my furbaby way too much. hehe.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Poor pups :( I will make sure to keep this in mind when I egt one :(
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