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Salt and other snow-melting chemicals can be very irritating to your dog’s feet. If your dog goes outdoors onto any areas that have had snow melting chemicals applied, rinse your dog’s feet well with cool water when you come inside, then blot and let drip dry. Dogs can get red, irritated feet and even chemical burns from these products. Try to keep your dog’s foot hair trimmed short (around the foot, between toes, and on the underside between the pads). Long hair can cause uncomfortable snow or ice balls to develop between the toes. Long hair here can also soak up snow-melting chemicals, resulting in red, itchy, burned feet.