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Alternatives to Mushers secret

by Courtney
(Escondido, CA)

Dog Paw Protection Ideas from Snow Include Musher's Secret and Bag Balm

Dog Paw Protection Ideas from Snow Include Musher's Secret and Bag Balm

Reader Question: Protecting Dog Paws in the Snow


We are taking our 6 month old puppy to the snow for his first time this weekend. We tried on booties at the local pet stores and they just wouldn't stay on. I just learned about Mushers secret, it sounds terrific, but I'm out of time to order online and can't find any retailers in my area. Is there any other creams or gels that work as protection against the cold and salt?

Veterinarian Suggestion for Protecting Dog Paws in the Snow

Hello,

Vaseline or Bag Balm can be used to protect a dog’s feet from cold, snow and salt. I suspect they won’t last as long as the more “waxy” Musher’s Secret, but they are better than nothing and can mostly be wiped away with a warm, damp washcloth when it is time for the dog to come back inside.

Regards,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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