Most people know that dogs paws and salt from the street don’t mix well. What’s not obvious to many folks is how chronically painful the dogs can be while leaving little evidence for even the most loving fur parent. Check under your dog’s feet. The space between and under the pads should be white to pale pink. If it looks red, swollen or wet, your poor pooch is in pain.
A simple flush with warm water is helpful and will remove salty residue but an astringent (preferably alcohol free…think baby wipes) is best to dry the area. Moist feet promote fungal infection in dogs (just like us!) and will cause itchy feet with a resultant dog obsessed with licking.