Symptoms of salt poisoning, according to the ASPCA, include "drooling, vomiting, diarrhea [and] loss of appetite." In severe cases, this can lead to seizures, coma and even death — which is why Loftin strongly encourages dog owners to clean paws thoroughly after coming home from a wintry romp.
Dunk your pet’s paws in a pan filled with warm soapy water to get off residue and wipe clean. And, if those paws aren't so salty, even a wet towel wiped on the paws and belly will do the trick. If your pup’s paw pads are looking cracked and dry, a slathering of paw wax can help get them back in shape.