When you are going to take your dog for a walk, the ground outside may not be the best for your dog’s feet. As a doting puppy parent, you probably have recognized that the elements can cause your pooch some discomfort. The Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax may be something you’re interested in using on your dog’s feet to keep them protected.
Unlike a lotion you’d apply to your own feet, the Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax is an all-natural wax-based cream that will protect your dog’s paws from sand, hot pavement, ice, and even salt. When you apply the cream to the pads of their feet (even between their toes!), it’ll dry within seconds to create a semi-permeable shield.
Notable features of this product include:
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 86% had great things to say about the ride on and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how well this works for preventing salt-burns during the winter.
Some customers have said that they use the wax to keep from snow balls getting stuck between their dog’s pads or toes, others have said that the wax is a great alternative for boots, which their dog’s absolutely hated. Customers like that the wax doesn’t leave a residue after it’s been applied, which saves from any messy clean ups.
So what did the remaining 14% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that the product isn’t packaged well enough to be shipped to hotter locations. Some customers have said their wax arrived in a large box, which caused the packaging to break and the product to “melt” into the shipping box.
One customer shared an instance where their pet was licking at their paws with the wax on it. Shortly after this, the dog vomited twice and seemed “out of it” for the rest of the day. The website does say that the product uses natural waxes and it could have a mild laxative effect.
We want to make sure that whenever our dog’s go outside, their feet aren’t going to get hurt, be it burned by hot pavement or by salt during the winter getting stuck between their toes and pads.
The wax creates a barrier between the ground and your dog’s feet, so the chances of the elements hurting your pup’s feet are slim. Just be mindful to watch your dog if they start licking at the wax and see how their bodies respond to the wax, as it may cause diarrhea or even vomiting.