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I swear there was a conversation about booties last year but I can’t find it. I know there are members with dewclaws living in cold climates so there must be something that fits over them.
I have been surprised by the number of people who just wash their paws when they come inside from the snow! I do try to brush his feet when he’s been walking in the snow because when he gets wet without being combed his paws mat, but I haven’t tried washing them. We use a pet safe product on the front path to our house, but we don’t use the front door to take him out. It’s hard with city sidewalks where there are remnants of a bunch of different products mixed together.
Last winter I did use a sort of wax on his paws. I couldn’t see that it made a difference because he rarely walks on the cleared sidewalk, he loves to walk in the snow next to the sidewalk! He even lays down in the snow, he loves it so much. Our climate has snow during the winter and we do get cold snaps, but it’s relatively mild in the daytime compared to most snowy climates - just cold enough to keep the snow from melting.
We really don’t do a lot of walks in the winter. I tried at first, but over time we found some good ways to help him get energy out indoors. I hope you find the right thing to help you!