It's freezing outside! But you can't keep a determined dog inside. So, before exposing your four-legged companion to Old Man Winter, how about getting him set up with some chic yet practical winter dog boots to protect those paws from cold, rain, snow, and nasty chemicals on the roads.
In the winter months the temperatures drop and it snows, it rains, it blows, and it can be downright cold. Even if you don’t live in snow country, you may get your share of rain and it can get pretty frigid. In these cold winter months, we get accustomed to the nice warm dry confines of our houses and your dog is in there with you all nice and cozy. You don’t go out in the winter without bundling up and slipping on a good pair of winter shoes to keep your feet toasty and dry. Why should you take your dog out without protecting his feet as well with some good fitting winter boots for dogs?
In fact, many veterinarians and dog experts completely support the idea of dogs wearing protective dog winter boots for a variety of reason. One of these reasons is for protection from road chemicals. Even after the snow has melted, salt and chemicals that were used to de-ice the roads are left behind. These chemicals can be very harmful to your dog as they absorb through the pads into the dog’s system. Not only that, what if your dog licks his paws after walking through these chemicals? The answer is that they get into his system even faster. Dog boots for winter is the best solution.
There are a variety of winter boots for dogs you can choose from. You should choose winter dog boots made of fabric and that have rubber or leather “soles” to give Zeke or Scooby or Princess better traction on snowy, icy, or rainy roads and sidewalks. Fleece dog boots sounds pretty good!
If you are a little squeamish about the idea of your dog donning a set of dog winter boots and going out in public (especially you men), keep in mind that it is typically very macho “he-dogs” that wear practical paw-wear like winter dog boots. This includes dogs like the sled dogs that run the Iditarod and police, military, and search-and-rescue dogs.