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Snow boots?

Normally I would never put clothing on a dog, but It is starting to get colder here and will start to snow within the next month or two, and every time miller goes out in the show he gets huge snow balls on his feet, then i have to melt them with the blow drier and the brush his feet the blow dry again. Its a real pain, would you guys recommend that i try some water proof boots to keep his feet dry?

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My sister had the Muttluk boots. Her dog would wear them so I tried them. None of my 3 would walk in them. I got this stuff and will try it if it snows. I've had it for awhile but last year we didn't get any snow.

http://www.thedogoutdoors.com/musher...ction-wax.html

I also clip all the hair between their pads. If there is hair between the pads, the snow sticks to it and creates snowballs.





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I've used a product called Pawz. My dogs have a hard time with the salt on the roads in the winter and they do a good job of protecting their pads from burning.

They are rubber boots that almost look like little balloons. Not too expensive, around 12 dollars.I bought them at a boutique store but you can get them on Amazon. They're nice because they're rubber and the dogs can feel the ground under them better than harder soled boots. Little bit of a pain to put on, but not too bad. Stay on well once they're on- no problem going for a 2-3 mile walk with them.
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Good luck with that. I can hardly get my kids to wear boots let alone a dog. If you are successful, I want pictures!

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Good luck with that. I can hardly get my kids to wear boots let alone a dog. If you are successful, I want pictures!
Too funny! Now that my 3 kids have moved out, the things like that I do with my dogs has drastically increased...so just wait!

Here's a pic of my dogs last winter with their boots on:
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Here is my little havanese in her new mutluks (and mutluks fleece snowsuit). They are a little tough to get on, but they are the only boots that will actually stay on. They walk funny at first but get used to them really quick.

In addition to the cold and snow sticking to their feet, the road salt and sand is really irritating to their foot pads, and if they lick it it can be quite toxic.
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Cute pictures guys!! My sister loves the little rubber boots too! She swears by them!





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Cute pictures guys!! My sister loves the little rubber boots too! She swears by them!





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Look at the boots! That is hysterical! You have a very tolerant dog, I am sure benny would just chew them up.

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I like the snowsuit idea too- that would really save the snow balls, as Maxie loves the deep snow.

If Misty doesn't grow some hair soon, I'm going to have to find a down filled snow suit for her- she's already cold now!
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