A dog’s paws, legs, and ears are the most vulnerable body parts to frostbite, especially when wet. Frostbite occurs when the tissue below the skin freezes.
During the cold winter months, many folks add rock salt or ice melt to their driveways and sidewalks. This is toxic to dogs!
These substances can cause cracking, dryness, and even chemical burn to your pup’s paws if not cleaned off or properly protected.
The salt can also get stuck in between your doxie’s toes, causing irritation.
If your Dachshund licks the rock salt or ice melt on the bottom of their feet, it can cause mouth sores and some nasty stomach issues.
If your dog accidentally consumes large amounts of rock salt or ice melt, take them to the vet ASAP.