You have generally two ways to protect your dog‘s paws. You get an all-natural dog paw protection product or you get dog shoes or dog boots. Both have their advantages.
Why would you need to get your dog paw protecting shoes at all? And what do you have to make sure when you choose the right dog boots for your dog? I have the answers.
I might start with an at first look unusual approach that‘s actually not so rare. Dogs need dog shoes indoors and this quite often. The floors in your home could be slippery for dog paws making them sliding and slipping around. The anti-slip soles of dog shoes will create traction that makes your dog’s moves stable and safe. People living in rental places let their dogs wear boots as well to protect the floor from being scratched.
Most often though you look for dog boots for outdoor use. And they’re the most needed in winter when the roads are covered with snow and ice and yes, with chemicals that will hurt your dog‘s sensitive paws.
Here too anti-slip soles are helping your dog regaining self-confidence while running around. At the same time good dog boots are made of a soft material that keeps your dog‘s paws warm and dry.
Some dog owners need dog shoes throughout the year because those dog boots help the dogs to move without sliding and help their paws to be protected against wind and weather on icy-cold or extremely hot road or in parks with possible shards of glass.
Very rarely dogs develop an allergy against certain grass types. These dogs need to wear dog boots for health reasons. Another health reason might be age or arthritis issues. With dog shoes older dogs fill feel safe to move around as they were used to.
If your dog gets his first dog boots, try to get him used to them slowly and with patience. Sometimes dogs accept the boots fast, sometimes not.
Here‘s how you find out which size dog shoes is perfect for your dog. Measure your dog’s paws the following way – and measure all paws because often the paws have slight differences in size. First put your dog‘s paw on a piece of paper. Draw a circle around paw including the nail and then measure the paw length and width. Every model of dog boots offers many sizes in order for you to find the right one for your dog.
Petacc Water Resistant Dog Shoes
- Available in 7 different sizes from XXS to XXL
- Dog boot can open wide for easy paw placement put on and off
- Suitable for all weather
- Anti-slip waterproof soles
- With adjustable sticky straps for tight fit
- Soft and washable
I got these yesterday and my first impression were they look hilarious on my Goldendoodle. Once she got acclimated she ran around like a banshee on crack and actually became very excited to run outside with them. They are very easy to put on and off.
Winter is coming and my fur baby hates cold on her feet. I ordered these because they are nice and bright and I love the bottoms being a nice thick rubber. They are a nice thick stretchy material with great quality Velcro so they stay put.
These boots work great for inside and outside the house! My older dog struggles on the hardwood floor, and these boots allow her to not slip and slide around. They are also very easy to clean. Our dog love them! I would recommend these to any friends or family.
QUMY Waterproof Dog Shoes / Boots
- Shoe expands with wide split seam opening for easy put on and off
- Two adjustable reflective velcro straps for tight fit and safe at night
- Tough anti-slip sole for stability and traction
- Rugged sole and high quality fabrics
- Hand washable
- Available in 5 sizes
Hank loves his shoes! I needed something to help him walk on our hardwoods. With treats and encouragement, he was using them with ease within about 10 minutes. They fit great and have 2 Velcro straps. The top strap ensures they don’t fall off if you put them on snug.
I love these shoes, they fit my dog perfectly. Fortunately, my dog used to wear shoes so now I’m very happy to protect his paws over in the snow, especially with those chemicals and anti-freezing on the sidewalk or pavement.
My rescue “granddog” loves these boots! She is getting older and has been reluctant to walk far when it is wet or cold outside. With these well-fitting boots, she is much more comfortable when playing outside or going for a walk.
EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots
- Reflective material and velcro straps for visibility and safety at night
- Waterproof durable sturdy flexible and skid-resistant
- For indoor and outdoor use
- Easy to put on and take off
- Flexible lug design and grooved soles protect paws
- Available in 5 sizes
This is our first season with these boots and we got them to protect her feet from the chemicals and ice/snow. We appreciate that her paws stay protected and dry! Thank you for making these affordable and good quality!
What a great product! Our old golden retriever Sammy has had a really hard time walking on the wood and tile floors in our house. I was shocked after a few minutes in these boots to see him walking freely around the entire house without a worry in the world and full of confidence. The boots have been the best purchase we have made for him. Highly recommend!
These are the first pair of dog boots that we’ve gotten to stay on our super hyper active dog. They’re also super easy to put on.
*Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.