Its a tropical 9 here but no walk for us either. On top of the cold, we had some significant snow squalls here last night and the town dumped a TON of salt/sand on the roads. I drove over a salt/sand speed bump in 1 spot. Too much to let the dogs walk in even if I do wax their paws.
The Musher's Secret is VERY heavy - like bag balm and it is very difficult to remove from floors and fur. I used it w/my doberman for skijoring sessions or when she was running miles on ice. It would get stuck in long hair etc. This stuff is a bit lighter (I do add a bit more olive oil) but it doesnt get in fur quite as much, is non toxic and cheap to make. I bought the shea butter in 2013 and still have a bit left!