This week has brought been a mixed bag with some of us getting just enough snow to have fun and frolics, and others being stuck inside because it is just wayyy-too cold.
Check out some tips below how to keep your buddies paws in tip top condition during this cold weather and more on our instagram competition to find a new product tester!
Pawtection is key...
Dogs paws, although super tough, need some TLC during this extreme weather. The cold, combined with the salt and grit that is used to make sure that we don't slip over can reek havoc on their paws by causing cracks in their pads; not unlike us getting dry skin in winter.
In addition, the grit and antifreeze that is great for pedestrians and cars is sometimes poisonous to our pooches, so its always best to do a quick check and a wipe when you get home! There are some amazing solutions though - to dog booties (warning, hilarity may ensure..) to balms and protectors. We even have a solution that you may already have in your kitchen cupboard!
While they look silly and your dog may react like you have attached lava to their feet, they provide the ultimate protection against the elements. We recommend the ones above by vibrant fellow. Breathable and adjustable, they stay on well. Just.
Natural Paw Balms
There are some incredible natural paw balms on the market, but our favourites are the paw soother by the natural dog company & the nose, skin & paw balm by the Dog&I (we have it on good authority that this is good for dry human skin too!) Paw Soother is an organic, vegan, 100% natural herbal-based blend of butters and special plant oils while The Dog&I balm is made with hemp, lavender and peppermint oils.
You might think we are Coco-nutty...
But coconut oil is an amazing natural paw protector. in fact - its pretty much incredible in all areas. Rub it on your dogs paws as a soothing balm, feed them a teaspoon a day to help with coat and skin issues or applied directly to the the Laurie acid within in has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that promoting skin healing. Magic.
There are just so many treats & toys to test that we have decided to run a photo contest to find a new product test to help out. Take a picture of your furry friend enjoying their favourite toy or treat, and head on over to @collarclubsub on instagram to enter!
All the T's & C's can be found here: www.collarclub.co.uk/photo-comp-tcs