The 3 Best Ways to Treat and Prevent Burnt Paws

Aug 19, 2023 | Dogs Physical Health

How to Treat and Prevent Burnt Paws

Treat Burnt Paws

Dogs’ paws can be sensitive to hot surfaces, and they are at risk of burning their paws during hot weather or on hot surfaces. Here are some tips for treating and preventing burned paws in dogs:

1. Check your dog’s paws regularly

Check your dog’s paws regularly for signs of burns or damage. Look for redness, blisters, or peeling skin. 

2. Avoid hot surfaces

Try to avoid walking your dog on hot pavement or other hot surfaces, especially during the hottest parts of the day. Walk your dog on grass or dirt instead.

3. Treat burned paws

If your dog’s paws are burned, rinse them with cool water and pat them dry. Apply a pet-safe burn ointment or cream and cover with a clean, dry bandage.

4. Keep your dog off their feet

Try to limit your dog’s activity and keep them off their feet as much as possible until their paws have healed.

Consult with your veterinarian If your dog’s paws are severely burned or if you notice signs of infection, such as swelling, discharge, or a bad odor, consult with your veterinarian.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to protecting your dog’s paws from burns. By taking precautions and regularly checking your dog’s paws, you can help keep them safe and comfortable during hot weather.

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