Shio vs. Boots

Several people have been warning me about the treacherous salt conditions in NYC after snowfalls and asking me what I'm going to do with Shio when this happens. For those of you that don't know, the rock salt that is used to melt snow and ice will irritate a dog's paws. Their paws also become susceptible to icing in between toes and that can make walking quite painful. Think of trying to walk with marbles in between your toes.

There are many ways to care for this issue, but I've heard that the best is to avoid having the dog's paw touch the ground altogether by sticking booties on them.

So I've been testing out the best option out there and here are the results. A dog that acts like a baby giraffe trying to walk for the first time. We call this the "baby giraffe dance". Good thing I also bought Musher's Secret as a backup solution.