Guest maya's mom Posted November 22, 2008 Report Share Posted November 22, 2008 Ok, so I know this is probably a very basic, possible stupid question. But, Maya is our first dog, so everything I encounter is new to me. We brought her home at 8 weeks old in February, so her experience playing in the snow was very limited. Now that Maya is 11 months old, we obviously do much more outdoor activites. Our first real snow is on the ground, so I am wondering about the impact of the snow/ice balls that form on her paws. We play outside in our backyard (soccer, frsibee, running, etc......), for 30 min to an hour, 2-4 times per day, depending on the day. The last two times we've brought her in from playing, there were numerous snow/ice balls stuck to her paws. Just wondering if this has any impact on her other than being annoying. She usually doesn't show any signs of it bothering her, but last night she started to stop a few times, and bite/lick at her paws. Is this just something she will get used to? Is this causing her pain? I plan on trimming a little bit of the hair in between her toes, etc......tonight when we trim nails. The other question I had was about salt being on the streets during our walks. Of course we will wash her paws off when we come in from walks, but is there a limit to the time she should be allowed to walk on salt covered streets? We usually take 30-45 min walk every day. Will salt being on her paws start to burn/irritate her during that time? Thanks in advance for the replies........just like to make sure I am doing everything correctly and not causing her any harm! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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