Why should you buy dog boots or shoes for your dogs? There are lots of reasons. What type should you buy? That depends on the time of year, the climate you live in and your dog’s particular needs.
Let’s talk about winter time
in a snowy, rainy and cold climate, for instance. Snow and ice 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 icy snow can cause a multitude of problems. These include causing the webbing in between their toes to split and 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. And don't forget about the hazardous chemicals and salt that is thrown over the snow to melt it. It gets absorbed right through your dogs paws potentially creating major problems.
When it comes to rainy weather waterproof 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. What is the result? Your floors and carpet stay clean a little longer.
For all you nature lovers and hikers: If you love to be accompanied by your dog on your treks, 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.
Many a case can be made for the use of orthopedic dog boots or lighter weight non slip shoes
with just a bit of tread. These keep your dog from slipping and sliding on laminate, tile or hardwood flooring. Older dogs and dogs with hip problems often have issues with balance on slippery surfaces and with standing up from a reclining position. Orthopedic boots give them the traction they need to push themselves up. 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.
What dog owner doesn’t want them 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. They’re just plain cute!