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Old 01-07-2018, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default Dog Boots?

The snow, ice and rare dry pavement are mighty cold this year.

I ordered up some doggie boots from Amazon for my 10 year old Springer Spaniel.

She was not impressed!

Before I knew it, my daughter confiscated them for her two year old Brittany and departed back to her Boston apartment.

If her Brittany tolerates them I may consider another go at this for my dog.

Can those who have tried these please advise?
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:32 AM   #2
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Here's a link to an article from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. There are some tips toward the end of the article with regards to dogs and boots.

https://bestfriends.org/resources/do...gs-warm-winter
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:51 AM   #3
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We have tried various types of boots on our Lab and followed all of the tips for getting him to wear them. Perhaps if you start as a puppy they will work but our dog simply sits and will not move. Once when he had a paw injury he did tolerate one boot but on all four paws ó no way.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:58 AM   #4
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I use this stuff with our goldens.

https://www.amazon.com/Mushers-Secre.../dp/B0002XIZXY

I think they lick half of it off but it really seems to help with their paws not getting too cold.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:19 AM   #5
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I am going to try that stuff.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:55 AM   #6
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I use this stuff with our goldens.

https://www.amazon.com/Mushers-Secre.../dp/B0002XIZXY

I think they lick half of it off but it really seems to help with their paws not getting too cold.
How can you tell? Any opinions from a veterinarian or an actual musher?
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
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Search sled dog racing. Seems like the owners protect their dog's paws with booties.

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Old 01-07-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
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I use this stuff with our goldens.

https://www.amazon.com/Mushers-Secre.../dp/B0002XIZXY

I think they lick half of it off but it really seems to help with their paws not getting too cold.
Here is a review from a person who found another use for it:
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:49 PM   #9
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Thatís why I donít run.

Wifey thinks itís because I have two artificial hips.

Thanks for the replies.

If you hear a bunch of cussing next week it will be me trying to teach my old dog new tricks.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:22 PM   #10
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I tried dog boots and they turned Harry into a statue.

Years ago I was able to get one on Macís injured foot. He would only allow the one. Lol
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:47 PM   #11
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We use mushers secret all the time for our Black Lab. Stuff works great.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:27 PM   #12
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Mushers secret here too...the pooch loves the massaging of her feet and so far no damage from the cold/ice/salt etc.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:31 PM   #13
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I tried dog boots and they turned Harry into a statue.

Years ago I was able to get one on Macís injured foot. He would only allow the one. Lol
Now that's funny right there.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:27 PM   #14
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We bought Protex Pawz at Petco (also available via Amazon) for our Golden Retriever. They work well and he's very tolerant of them. In fact, once he's got them on and steps outside all he wants to do is run like a lunatic.

www.pawzdogboots.com

We turned them inside out and reinforced the bottom with a bit of duct tape (to protect against nail punctures) and then flipped them right-side out to put them on him. It does take two people to put them on, though: one to help hold his paw and the other to spread the mouth of the bootie wide to slip it on.

Had them a week and so far so good. Deep snow no problem and walking on salt covered pavement, no problem.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:51 PM   #15
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...but I have been on 3 dogsled camping trips. The guides said the booties were for protection from ice, not for cold.
While we had the booties on all 3 trips I dont remember any of the dogs wearing them.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #16
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We have tried several different types of booties. We have Labradoodle, and like a Lab, his feet are different sizes. We only buy the expensive booties from Ruff Wear. They make the best dog accessories. Love the Musher's goop as well. The booties from Ruff Wear are like $100
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