We all know that a dog’s paws are naturally predisposed to sustain walking on different terrains. However, when we talk about walking on artificial pavements such as metal and concrete, they can cause severe damages to your French bulldog’s paws. That’s why we want to provide you with some useful tips on how to protect French bulldog paws in the summer.
What types of surfaces represent a threat to your French bulldog’s paws in the summer?
Since it’s almost impossible to escape spending time at the beach in the summer, we guess you’d like to know how to keep your dog’s paws safe. Walking on hot sand is equally tragic both for us and our dogs. It may cause severe damages such as burns, blister, and even infection due to cracked skin.
The second place takes walking on the asphalt/ concrete. It might hurt a little less, but it’s especially dangerous to walk barefoot in the summer. So, if you’re able to choose where you can have a stroll with your Frenchie, we recommend you to choose natural grass and other shady surfaces.
What are the symptoms of burned paws?
Luckily, symptoms are easy to spot due to visible redness and a number of other signs.
- limping or refusing to walk
- licking or chewing at the feet
- pads darker in color
- missing part of the pad
- blisters or redness
How to protect your French bulldog paws in the summer?
Besides using a dog paw balm that will provide the over-needed moist, your dog can wear different dog footwear.
The following Frenchie World Paw Protection Stick is rich in almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax that are known as one of the best ingredients for soothing and strengthening the skin.
A dog’s paw pads might have a spongy texture, but they also require proper care because they’re the only spots where dogs can sweat.
Natural French Bulldog Paw Balm is the second paw balm we recommend you to use on your pet. It comes in a practical metal box and helps in healing dry, rough and irritated pads.
Besides, it also helps in treating hyperkeratosis, and different skin allergies.
Besides thinking about how to protect your French bulldog paws in the summer, your dog’s paws require a regular check for small pebbles, dirt, and plant pieces stuck between the toes. On the other hand, this routine can be very annoying. That’s why we advise you to have a look at the following French Bulldog Self Rotating Clean Cup.
It features a gentle silicone brush that cleans between the toes, and it’s available in 2 colors.
The last and the best tip for protecting your French bulldog paws during summer is to due dog shoes or socks.
Dog socks are easier for a dog to adapt, while boots will provide complete protection.
The following Waterproof French bulldog socks are easy to dress and are made of elastic rubber. They’re ideal to use while spending time on the beach and will ease the walks on the hot sand.
Anti-Slip waterproof protective socks
Another item that can help your Frenchie’s paws to stay safe from getting burned are the following Anti-slip waterproof protective socks. They improve your dog’s traction, keep his paws safe from walking on hot pavements, and the soft silicone sole makes them perfect for multiple uses.
Walk with your dog when it’s cool
Walking with your Frenchie outside during the hottest part of the day is highly forbidden because of their tendency to overheat. Thanks to their brachycephalic skulls, French bulldogs can easily get a heat stroke if they’re exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day. Therefore, we recommend you walk with your dog early in the morning or late in the evening,
Stay on the grass
If dogs could talk, they’d surely tell us that they prefer to walk on the grass. So, during the summer months, it would be great to Be on the lookout for a shady park your Frenchie can enjoy on a warm afternoon.