Salty Hoboken Sidewalks and your dogs!

12/21/2009:

Hoboken sidewalks snow salt and dogs paws hurt

Is your dog getting sick?

Since yesterday (and the nice snowstorm we got), I’ve received quite a few emails about resident’s dogs. Several indicating that the dogs have become quite SICK (i.e., bowel problems, diarrhea, lethargy), and others worried about the salt and chemical ice-melters thrown down during and after the storm.

411 Tip: When getting home after taking your dog around Hoboken, be sure to take a wet washcloth and clean each paw to remove any salt or chemical residue. Otherwise, your pooch will try to clean their paws themselves, possibly getting sick!

Have any of you had issues with the salty sidewalks?

Dog booties are funny!

Oh – we saw a little dog who’s owners put those wacky dog-booties on him, and he hated them! Couldn’t walk normally, and was kicking with it’s rear paws – almost walking exclusively on the front two, like doing a handstand! Hilarious! And since I was “slow” with my video – I found something similar on YouTube…

Leave a Reply

17 Comments on "Salty Hoboken Sidewalks and your dogs!"

koru.wedding
Member
koru.wedding

I recommend Pawz too. My dog doesn’t mind them, unlike other dog booties, and they help with the salt & snow. I buy them at Beowolf on Fifth Street.

Caffeine
Member
Caffeine

Highly recommend Pawz, which you slip over the dog’s foot like a rubber. The booties don’t work on my dog.

lhoward222
Member
lhoward222

Little girl dog Trin LOVED the loose snow Sunday, less so the salt/chemical “salt” melter later in the day and today.

Sunday, I went into Cornerstone with intent to get paw protectors and walked out with an unnecessary for double-coated dog (but so very cute!) coat. She-dog would have nothing of the bootie we tried on in the store; I figured booties would be worse than the occasional clean-my-paw stops the chem de-icers and ice require to keep her going on sidewalks.

I just wish folks would buy the blue less harm de-icer stuff.

plywood
Member
plywood

For better or for worse, in the eyes of the law (and most standard lease forms), the regulation is “no unnecessary noise after 11 PM”, so no “law” is being broken. As well, law enforcement in these nuisance issues is not very scientific. You could retire if you had a nickel for every person in Hoboken who bought a dog on an impulse and didn’t go through the motions to get it trained properly. That’s where the problem lies, and there is no easy fix. Some condos have bylaws that require carpeting. For Christmas, you could also send a hint by buying the neighbor a gift pair of Hush Puppies.

madsheff
Member
madsheff
I have dogs and try to make sure they are quiet at appropiate times. However, if my drunk neighbor comes home at 3 in the morning and slams the door adn stumbles up the stairs, my dogs are going to wake up and bark. You can either move to a building without pets. Or: Minmize you hearing the noise. Add rugs to your floors or ask your neighbors to get some rugs, to help with the noise. Get a small fan and turn it on, so it drowns out the noise. That can be very effective. You can hang things on the way, especially those cloth tapestries things, to help with noise. Most people with dogs will get defensive if you approach them about it. Maybe just say, i am not sure if you aqre aware, but your dog barks all night long, i am worried about the situation. Ask them nicely to help the dog, and also mention that carpets might help with the noise. However, if you are living in a pet friendly building, they are hard to find for pet owners sometimes, so most dog owners will tell you to f-off becasue they purposely moved in a building that allowed Pets… you know??? It is much harder in Hoboken to find a building that will allow pets. Also on this topic. What would you do if a baby cried all night?
wpDiscuz