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Anyone use PAWZ latex booties?

I'm going to buy these. I'm thinking the small. My sisters hav who is the same size as my guys wears small. Scudder has huge feet so he might be medium. Anyone?

Today I put Fred on the snow and he screamed!!! Maybe he had a cut or maybe it was just too cold... 11 degrees. Both boys lifted their feet but Fred cried and cried. So I took him straight inside and washed his feet and added coconut oil.

Now I need to find protection for their feet! He even had the mushers secret on!





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someone on our IAABC forum suggested these two this week. Neo Paws or Ruffwear

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We use the Pawz ballon type boots. It took some getting used to for our girl but now she happily stays still so we can put them on. It has made a world of difference for us, our Hav is a snow bunny and gladly takes her time in the extreme cd to do her business so she can prance around in the snow while me or my wife freeze while we wait. The biggest thing for us is now she doesn't get concerned with the salt and we have no ice balls to wipe off her feet when we come in.


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We use the Pawz ballon type boots. It took some getting used to for our girl but now she happily stays still so we can put them on. It has made a world of difference for us, our Hav is a snow bunny and gladly takes her time in the extreme cd to do her business so she can prance around in the snow while me or my wife freeze while we wait. The biggest thing for us is now she doesn't get concerned with the salt and we have no ice balls to wipe off her feet when we come in.


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someone on our IAABC forum suggested these two this week. Neo Paws or Ruffwear
Thanks Dave! I will look into these but they might be too much like a shoe. They tried that type and couldn't walk....! Kind of a deal breaker





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Actually I was looking at the neopaws last week. I like the dipped rubber socks.





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I'm going to buy these. I'm thinking the small. My sisters hav who is the same size as my guys wears small. Scudder has huge feet so he might be medium. Anyone?

Today I put Fred on the snow and he screamed!!! Maybe he had a cut or maybe it was just too cold... 11 degrees. Both boys lifted their feet but Fred cried and cried. So I took him straight inside and washed his feet and added coconut oil.

Now I need to find protection for their feet! He even had the mushers secret on!
I haven't used them, but they don't seem as though they would protect the dog's feet from getting cold and or frostbite, only from salt, sand and snowballs. Latex has no warmth to it. The Ruffwear look a lot better to me.

BTW, my husband saw a clip on TV today from one of the well known animal hospitals in Boston, warning about frostbite in dogs, as they are seeing a lot of cases this year. It stated that they can get frostbite just as we can and paws, noses, ears and tails are especially vulnerable. Please be careful with your guys, as I know you are out and about in all kinds of weather. Hopefully Fred's feet are okay.


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We bought them for Piper and have used them a few times. They work really well for keeping salt and other nasty winter junk out of her pads which is what was really bugging her and limiting our walks. I can't speak much about the warmth of them though. It seems like they help a bit but nothing extreme, the few times we took Piper out with them it was fairly warm out at around 0C (after a week or so of -20C, 0C is amazing ) and we were on the trails for about an hour. She never lifted her paws or acted cold at all, and she's normally kinda a wimp when it comes to being cold so they must help a bit.

The only thing I don't really like about them is that they really pulled on her hair when taking them off. I think I bought too small though so maybe that was a factor. For reference, Piper's just barely 10 lbs and we bought the xx-small/yellow ones. That might not be an issue if you keep your crew in puppy cuts but Piper's full coated.

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We've had lots of warnings here about cold temps and animals. Lifting their feet means they are so cold they are trying to warm them up. Screaming could mean the pads actually started to freeze (like the hair on the pads freeze) it's very painful. In cold temps it should be a quick out and right back in.

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Thanks guys! I always watch their feet. I stop often and look to see it anyone lifts a paw. Today it was instant. I literally put him on the snow and within 2 seconds they lifted their paws. I took them straight in the house and cleaned them off. It's one thing to walk in cold temperatures, but it's a whole different ball game with snow and salt!

I will try the latex boot but if they don't work with them lifting up their paws, I think I will try a lightweight boot. Thanks for the feedback!





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