Why should I buy dog boots or shoes for my dog?
Lots of reasons! The type of foot protection your dog needs depends on the time of year, the climate you live in, and your dog’s particular needs.
Winter time in a snowy, rainy, and cold climate can be tough on a dog’s paws. If your four-legged friend loves to play outside and craves his walks, a lot of time spent romping through ice and snow can cause a multitude of problems. These include causing the webbing in between their toes to split, and the build-up of little snow balls in the fur. A nice pair of snow boots with rubber soles not only provides them traction when they walk, but can protect their paws from a variety of injuries. Additionally, hazardous chemicals and salt that is thrown over the snow to melt it can get absorbed right through your dog’s paws, potentially creating major problems.
The Great Outdoors
If you love to be accompanied by your dog on hikes and know the issues involved for their paws, the solution is hiking boots. A high-quality set of boots can give paws better traction on rocky trails and help your dog maneuver on sharp inclines. Their paws are also protected from cuts and abrasions caused by jagged rocks and other dangerous things along the trail.
Summer can have hazards for dog’s paws that may never have occurred to you. For instance, think about how hot the sand at the beach is on your bare feet, not to mention sidewalks, decks and patios that have been exposed to the blazing sun for hours. Lightweight summer shoes or sandals will protect tender pads from being burned by these hot surfaces.
Older dogs and dogs with hip problems often have issues with balance on slippery surfaces and with standing up from a reclining position. Orthopedic dog boots with a little bit of tread give them the traction they need to push themselves up. These keep your dog from slipping and sliding on laminate, tile, or hardwood flooring.
Any dog’s claws can scratch up your shiny hardwood floors if they get in a crazy mood and start flying around the house playing chase. Some cute slippers with a little tread can help to solve this problem. And when it comes to rainy weather, waterproof dog boots work wonders ... for you. Face it: most dogs couldn’t care less if they get wet and muddy; in fact, many may revel in it! While your dog unwittingly comes barging in the door after a good romp in a wet yard, you frantically chase after him with a towel. Next, you are chasing after your floors with a mop. If your dog is wearing rain boots in the yard or on a walk, the boots can be taken off and left on the porch, keeping your floors and carpet clean a little longer.
What dog owner doesn’t want their dog to be safe, comfortable and happy? There is no better way to ensure that than the right set of dog shoes or dog booties for just the right circumstances. Oh, there is one more reason to buy dog boots: In addition to being functional and fashionable, they’re just plain cute!