nyc rock salt – “no friend to dog nor child”

We all know how painful rock salt can be on dogs paws and this article in the New York Times discusses the effects on dogs and children in new york city. To make matters worse I’ve read the rock salt is an environmental and structural hazard too. Some products to protect your dogs paws are booties, and mushers wax but either way they recommend you always wipe off your dogs paws when coming back inside from the snow.