Winter is creeping in and it’s time to choose winter boots for your dog. Yes, he will need boots just like you do. Contrary to popular belief, his pads are vulnerable to the harsh chemicals on the sidewalks, and not to mention he can get frostbite! So to protect his paws just like you do the rest of his body, here are some winter boots for dogs.
How to Choose Winter Boots for Your Dog
Active dogs: If you take your dog outside for hunting or cold weather camping or hiking, you must check out this website! They have this amazing boot that I wish they made in human form! Polar Trex Winter Boot will keep his feet warm and dry, which will allow him to stay out longer with you. They also carry leg protection tubes lined with fleece that will help to keep his legs warm in the cold snow. The more comfortable he is, the longer he will be able to stay out with you!
Disposable: Made of natural rubber, PAWS Boots, are disposable, or clean them off and reuse them. You get 12 in a pack, so you choose! PAWS are also waterproof and the world’s first biodegradable dog boot. So not only good for your dog but good for the environment too.
For your rocker dog: Your dog has to be just as stylish as you and now he can thank to Bret Michaels and his line Pets Rock. I might even put my Lola in these awesome camo boots with a non-skid sole and reflective straps so you can still see him (or her) in the dark. These are only available at PetSmart.
A boot just like yours: I love Neo-Paws boots! They are about as close to being the kind of boots we would wear as you can get. Neo-Paws have a reinforced rubber sole that is made for use in any terrain. Water, snow, ice and extreme cold, you can rest assured your dog’s paws will be warm! Check out the family owned business at www.neopaws.com.
Booties: These are cute and warm, perfect for those quick strolls down the sidewalk where you aren’t going to be tromping in the snow. Top Paw is a great inexpensive Sherpa Bootie with a reflective strap as well. You can check out www.petsmart.com for more of their selection. I like the pink, but your male dog might think differently, so they come in gray and tan as well.
If you protect your dog’s paws from the harsh elements of winter, he will be very thankful! The ground is covered in harsh chemicals (so you and cars don’t perform an unexpected ice escapades routine) and those chemicals can harm his paws. It might take a little bit for him to get adjusted to them, wear them around the house, and be sure to have your video camera rolling; you are bound to get some funny footage!
What are your favorite winter boots for your dog? Share with us below!