Dog Shoes – to protect your dog’s sensitive paws
shoes (or dog boots) are a marvelous invention. They protect your
dog’s sensitive paws against: broken glass, hot pavement, allergens,
foxtails, burrs, ticks, rocks, metal objects, splinters, salt, dirt,
mud, snow and ice. They protect hardwood floors, leather upholstery,
boat seats, and keep mud off your dog’s paws which protects your
floors and carpeting.
generally show rejection for a while when they wear shoes for the
first time. Owners should put these on them indoors or outdoors
for about 10-30 minutes before going out.
shoes were designed to prevent burning pads, promote healing on
cut pads, and to comfort hip dysplasia during walks and sporting
activities. They also protect against injury from dragging paws.
Dog shoes offer shock absorption and prevent dogs from slipping
on icy or wet surfaces both inside and outside. If your dog is allergic
to grass, dog shoes are ideal for covering his paws and protecting
him from a contact allergy.
dog will walk funny for the first few times that he will have them
on. The key is to ignore any stubborn behavior that he might have.
Have patience and create a routine. Put them on for at least a one-hour
period every day for the first few times. This way your dog will
get used to wearing them.
sure that your dog’s paws are not wet before putting on the shoes.
are great for walks and special outings, but remember to give your
dog a break from wearing them all day.
shoes are not recommended for mountainous, rugged or slippery surfaces.
your dog has any medical needs for shoes, please consult your veterinarian.
to put dog shoes on a dog:
– Stand above your dog with his face in front of you. Never try
to put on dog shoes with the dog sitting or laying down.
– Open the shoe, take one of his front paws in your hand and place
the shoe on the dog’s paw.
– Make sure his paw slides forward to the front of the shoe.
– Secure the shoe according to directions that came with the shoes.
– Proceed to the other front paw.
your body so that you are now facing your dog’s back legs.
for Dog Boots
Measure your dog’s paw from the front edge of the small pads to
the back edge of the large pad. Do not include the nails unless
they are unusually long. A snug fit is best or boots may slip off
Dog shoes are sold as a set of 4 shoes – this equals a dog pair!
doggy boots slip on and off easily with Velcro attachments.
addition to dog shoes and boots, doggy socks provide added comfort
and extra cushion. They also can help with adjustment if the shoe
size needed is a half size or for a paw that is between sizes.