The Puppy Store Helps Dogs Prepare for Harsh Winter Conditions

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The winter can be tough on dogs’ paws, and The Puppy Store is giving advice on the safest ice melts for dogs.

Winter is here, and with it comes harsh snow and ice. Just like on human skin, exposure to snow and ice can be harmful on a dog’s paws. Commonly used ice melts can also hurt dogs’ paws. The Puppy Store is ready to help pet owners know what to look out for to keep their dogs safe in the winter time.

Ice melts can lead to several health hazards for dogs, causing vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms. Ingestion of ice melt products may cause depression, loss of appetite, disorientation, seizures and even death, depending on the amount ingested and the dog’s weight.

After a winter walk, be sure to wash dogs’ paws thoroughly to get the ice melt off. Also, don’t let dogs eat snow or drink from puddles anywhere ice melt may have been recently used.

Instead of using ice melt at home, try using sand or kitty litter instead. It won’t melt the ice, but it will provide traction to help with slipping and falling.

Another option to help dogs avoid ice melt is to have them wear dog booties. There is a variety of types and styles available, but be aware, dogs may not like wearing them.

The Puppy Store can answer any questions dogs have about ice melt and other winter safety concerns. Contact them today by calling 516-415-2909 or visiting their website at

About the store:
The Puppy Store has been committed to providing healthy, adorable and happy puppies for families for more than 20 years. The Puppy Store offers the most diverse and extensive selection of puppies on Long Island, along with everything families will need to welcome the little joy home. With a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and puppies galore; The Puppy Store will meet all of a dog lover’s needs. For those looking to buy puppies in Long Island, their store offers a variety of puppies for sale. They have both small and large pure breeds and designer puppies to choose from. From puppies for sale to dog grooming and doggie daycare, The Puppy Store does it all.

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