Summer is on the way, and that means hot paws!

Do you remember the incredible heatwave last year? Everyone and everything melted in the crazy summer weather. Hopefully it won’t be as hot this year, but it’s important to remember that as the temperature rises, so does the heat of the pavement. This can be dangerous for our furry friends, who can easily burn their paws.

This is where Free To Live's Paw & Skin Balm comes in. This natural balm is made with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Frankincense, oil, luxury waxes and vitamin E, that all work together to help to protect your dog's paws from heat, dryness, and cracking.

To use, simply apply a small amount of balm to your dog's paws before going for a walk. The balm will help create a barrier between their paws and the hot pavement, helping to keep them a bit more comfortable.

Other top tips for keeping your dog safe in the hot weather:

  • If you can, try to walk your dog in the early morning or evening when it's cooler outside. If you must walk your dog during the heat of the day, stick to shady areas and avoid walking on hot pavement. You can test the pavement by placing your hand on it for a few seconds. If it's too hot for you to touch, it's too hot for your dog.
  • Keep your dog hydrated. Make sure your dog has access to fresh, cool water at all times.
  • If you're walking your dog on a hot day, take frequent breaks and stay in the shade. Let your dog rest and drink water before continuing on your walk.
  • Be aware of the signs of heatstroke. Heatstroke is a serious condition that can be fatal to dogs. If you think your dog is suffering from heatstroke, call your vet immediately. Some of the signs of heatstroke include:
    • Panting heavily
    • Rapid breathing
    • Bright red gums
    • Lethargy
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Unconsciousness

Free To Live's Paw & Skin Balm is also great to use during the winter months, when the cold weather can dry out your dog's paws. This is made so much worse by gritters spraying salt over the roads and pavements.

If your dog does suffer from dry or cracked paws gently rub a small amount of Paw & Skin Balm onto clean paws once or twice a day and let it absorb naturally.

So if you're looking for a way to protect your dog's paws from the heat or the cold, Free To Live's Paw & Skin Balm is the perfect solution!

The Free To Live Paw & Skin Balm is available to buy on our website for £8.95. Get summer ready and order yours today!



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