mmmmm . . .
curly tail soup.
(that's what I threaten my kidz with. They all take it so seriously - NOT)
Okay, upon further reading, I think that they are suggesting putting PAM on the dogs' paws before walking out in cold weather/salty sidewalks. I have heard this advice. Don't know if it works as when the weather is that bad, we're not out very long.
Okay, I suppose that makes some sort of sense, but even down here in Florida, they sell booties for dogs - really cute ones actually, and some that are very light and disposable. I would imagine in cold weather areas they are even more readily available and would make more sense than pputting anything on their feet that could then get tracked into the house and all over the floor.