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Posted on: December 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Last updated: September 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Dog owners know the struggle of taking cold walks in the winter with their furry friend. Not only is it freezing, but you’re worried about your dog’s paws picking up salt, clumps of ice, and even harsh chemicals from cars. And let’s be honest, those little dog boots do not work for everyone (as this video adorably demonstrates)!

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So what can you do protect your pet from the harsh winter ground without resorting to awkward dog boots? Make an all-natural protective wax! It moisturizes and protects their feet from irritating debris on the ground and even helps prevent ice and snow from freezing to their toes. Here’s how to do it

DIY Paw Wax for Natural Winter Protection

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What You Need:

  • 3 oz beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons calendula oil
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on low-medium heat and melt together, stirring.
  2. Pour into a container of your choice (recycled lids are a great option. Choose one that’s wide enough for your dog’s paws). Let set at room temperature.
  3. Once set, you can rub your dog’s paws directly onto the wax in the container and you’re ready to go!

To find more tips for Dog Lovers everywhere, check out these articles:

  1. 16 Clues for Reading Your Dog’s Body Language
  2. 8 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog
  3. 3 Easy Homemade Dog Food Recipes
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