Dog boots are a great idea for more than just wet weather. They can be useful for all sorts of situations – perhaps an injured paw, slippery floors indoors, walking in snow and of course long walks in the wet. The problem often comes with finding the best dog boots that stay on your dog’s paws! I’ll be looking at some of the best boots for dogs in this article as well as looking at some of the paw protection creams and waxes that might help sore paws.
The best dog boots that stay on!
Trixie Walker Care Protective Boots
These simple boots by Trixie come well recommended as shoes that stay on your dogs feet! They are made of neoprene with a fake leather sole. Velcro keeps the boots on and tight around the ankle – what you definitely need!
They can really help keep your dog active if they’ve managed to hurt a paw without risking infection from muddy ground. Highly recommended.
Vibrant Fellow Paw Protector Dog Boots
I’m in love with the funky colour of these boots! But more than their good looks, these boots are really good at staying where they should be when put on. They have waterproof soles and velcro straps which allow them to be pulled tightly to stop them slipping off.
These ones are good for small dogs and they have a medium size available too. I like these as they are quite lightweight and perfect for having on inside too.
Pawz waterproof dog boots
These rubber dog boots are slightly different to the others as they don’t require any fastenings to keep them on. The rubber is tighter at the top and will grip to the dogs skin stopping them from falling off. They seem to be like little doggie wellies, but that they can actually walk in!
The come in many sizes so suitable for all kinds of dogs.
Best dog paw protection
If your dog gets sore paws, either in general or because of an injury then getting some paw protection creams or waxes might help to heal any blisters, tender skin or cracked paws or provide protection. Here’s some of the good brands on the market right now and my reviews of them.
Mushers Secret Paw Protector Wax
This paw protector wax from Mushers is one of the best sellers on Amazon and is a 100% natural wax. It’s good for keeping your dog’s paws healthy when walking on hot sand, ice, or gritted roads. I’d say it’s more of a preventative wax rather than helping already sore paws.
It’s a good alternative to wearing boots, so if you’re struggling to keep them on your dog then a protective wax could help provide the same benefit. Once applied, depending on the activity of your dog, the wax can last quite a few days
Natural Dog Company Paw Soother
Unlike the above products, this balm is less as a preventative measure but more to heal and soothe sore or injured paws. It’s an all vegan and natural product so you don’t need to worry about them getting ill if they lick them – and you know they will! For dry, cracked paws this will really help to make them smooth and pain free.
To see more reviews and latest price click here.
Pet Head Oatmeal Paw Butter
This paw butter from Pet Head is another balm that soothes sore paws. It’s safe for dogs and they won’t get ill if it’s licked, the ingredients are free from parabens, petroleum derivatives, sulphate and DEA. If your dog is suffering from dry and cracked paws it’s a great healing product.
Shaws Paw Wax
This is another protection wax for paws rather than a healing one. It’s a great budget option and is really good for helping dogs with slippery floors. The wax provides more grip which then will help your dog feel more comfortable and make them less likely to injure themselves – you’d be surprised how many dogs get treated by vets for leg injuries on smooth floors! It’s also great on slippery surfaces outside so when it’s icy give this a try!
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