|Barked: Fri Dec 28, '12 5:02pm PST |
|I started getting Charlie booties, not just after I noticed his paws getting increasingly intolerant of the cold weather, but also because he had an incident with some chemical ice melt that was unknowingly put on my doorstep by my landlord at the time and Charlie's paws got burnt pretty bad by it.
Unfortunately, after three winters of buying fabric booties that never lasted more than that winter, I got fed up with repeatedly spending $20+ every single winter. I finally got him some of the Ruffwear ones listed above and while they're slightly 'stiff' in comparison to the fabric ones because of the hard rubber soles, they've lasted him since I bought them, AND they're warm enough too. I actually might try them with socks though just because they don't come up far enough on his little legs to keep the chill and ice from packing in on the top lol. Expensive, but saving me $20 every winter and should last me until he's gone or at least close to and I can buy replacement booties if I lose one.
I find that while dogs aren't too keen on wearing them IN the home when they try them on, because there's nothing to distract them. Put them outside and all the wonderful things to do play an instant distraction to help them adjust and keep them from fighting them off.
The amount of people I see at my work trying booties on their dogs... And the goose walk their dogs do with them on. Soooo cute!
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