|Barked: Sat Jul 20, '13 8:32pm PST |
|I've looked at Aussies they are decent designed for weather and terrain extremes. I ended up not getting them though because Fosters and Smith was sold out and I needed them right away.
Some new ones out your dog would probably like are called coolpaws they are designed specifically for places like Florida and Arizona. They keep the dog from overheating plus they have good traction.
For Mattie I got these boots from eBay if you measure their paw right and wrap the vercro strap around tight around the narrowest part of the foot they stay on well. She guided me for several miles on wet gravel and they stayed on plus she could walk on our new wood floors in the house.
I stayed away from PAWZ since I heard they fall off. Her's are called Guardian Gear. I'm really satisfied with the results and when I go to the beach this week I'll find out how reliable they really are. Mattie doesn't seem to mind hers. She didn't do the weird dog trot with hers she walked normally till I took her out to park and put her on long leash. In Harness she actually seemed to like them. One thing I must say which I'm sure is common for any dog boots is they sound like a Clydesdale walking in them.
Another set of boots I saw somewhere they looked like they had treads just like our shoes. I saw them primarily at things4yourdog.com though its at other stores too. Though I'm really satisfied with guardian gear. Their snug and useful I'd look into the coolpaws though for your climate since dog boots generally make a dog sweat and most are lined with fleece or some other hot material.
Another thing you could use as a back up that would protect her paws is called Mushers secret. It's paw wax that's completely safe for dogs. It works like sunscreen and you only have to apply it once a week. It works in all temperatures and terrains. It's breathable and not messy. I used it on Mattie and it worked great on the hot concrete. You can get it at Active dogs, Fosters and Smith and many other places.
As you can tell by the title it was designed by and for mushers and has been used by them for decades. I'm satisfied with it my dog wasn't doing the hot pavement bounce like some dogs were.
It comes between 6g to 1lbs and it will last a while. Plus you don't have to worry about your Doug's pawpads getting too sensitive from not touchin the ground often.
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