Consider Boots or Foot Wax
Although a dog’s paws are better suited for cold and snow than human feet, she can still benefit from protection, says Dr. Katherine van Ekert, a veterinarian and co-founder of VetPronto, a veterinary network that provides home care for pet owners.
“The best step, if you’re planning on taking a dog out into the snow, is to put snow booties on them, preferably something with a bit of traction on the bottoms so they don’t slip,” she says. This will protect your dog’s paws from cold, ice and salt. If your dog isn’t a fan of boots, foot wax is another option, but it can be trickier, van Ekert says, because wax wears off and might be put on improperly.