Salt, Slush and your dog’s paws

One of the toughest times to run dogs is after a snow storm, when the roads are plowed, salted, and the sun is out but temperatures are still cold.  The road conditions are wet and slushy.  You wouldn’t think that’s so bad, but your dog will likely tell you otherwise.  Salt lowers the freezing point of water – think ice cream machine, so when that slush is saturated with salt, it will easily get between your dogs paws and it is REALLY, REALLY cold.  So be kind to your four legged friend on the salty, wet, slushy winter roads.