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It has gotten very cold here in northern Texas. We got some ice and a little snow last night and today, even after my husband shoveled/swept the snow off some areas, Bella & DaniGirl's feet get cold.

They end up holding up their paws because it's so cold. We keep them out as little as possible but they need to go out often because of the urinary crystals they get. Any way, I wondered how good those little booties are for their feet. Do any of you have them?

We walk our neighborhood every day that the weather is good. I even wondered if the booties would be good for warmer weather to keep their feet clean and free from glass bits, etc.

I don't want to invest in something that doesn't work. Thanks for any information you can give.
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yeah we use muttlucks. They are a pain to put on though.

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It has gotten very cold here in northern Texas. We got some ice and a little snow last night and today, even after my husband shoveled/swept the snow off some areas, Bella & DaniGirl's feet get cold.

They end up holding up their paws because it's so cold. We keep them out as little as possible but they need to go out often because of the urinary crystals they get. Any way, I wondered how good those little booties are for their feet. Do any of you have them?

We walk our neighborhood every day that the weather is good. I even wondered if the booties would be good for warmer weather to keep their feet clean and free from glass bits, etc.

I don't want to invest in something that doesn't work. Thanks for any information you can give.
Kodi is pretty used to the weather, so we don't bother with boots. I do make sure I wash any salt off his feet if we've been out on the street, but we don't use salt on our property, (just sand) so that's not a problem here.


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I don't put anything on mine but when it's terribly cold and snowy/icy, I'll put them in a sink with a little nice warm water for a few minutes and then dry them off. They seem to really love it. They don't try to get out at all . . . unlike bath time.

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I don't put anything on mine but when it's terribly cold and snowy/icy, I'll put them in a sink with a little nice warm water for a few minutes and then dry them off. They seem to really love it. They don't try to get out at all . . . unlike bath time.
I've noticed that with Kodi too. If it's total bath time, he looks very unhappy. but he doesn't mind at all if it's just a foot and belly rinse-off.

My biggest problem this year is that although he has a nice polar fleece snow suit, now that he's got a grown-up coat, I can't use it or he mats really badly. Even with his puffy coat, which has a shiny lining, he gets mats under his armpits if he's out running around in it for any length of time. So I end up just leaving him nekkid if it's not HORRIBLE out. If it's REALLY cold (or wet) I put his puffy on, but I take him out on a leash, we do our business and go right back inside.


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