(Closed) Feet sensitive to the cold / Dog Booties?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your dog just has to get used to them.  You can Google a bunch of articles on how to do this.  You need to introduce them to him slowlyl and incorporate treats.

I bought my dog booties this winter.  I Googled a bunch cause I thought it would be hard to get him to wear them.  Fortunately, my pooch doesn’t even care! Once I take him for a walk that’s all he thinks about.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My dog had the same problem last time it snowed here.  I heard that some dog boots are too clunky so the dogs will just kick them off.  So I was searching for some other kinds and found these.  http://pawzdogboots.com/

They are thinner so dogs shouldn’t feel it.  I was going to buy myself a pair but never got around to it.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree. My dog doesn’t like them too much, but the alternative for him is freezing his little paws off and the dangerous salt on our road. I live in a townhome and they come and salt our court and sidewalks and the salt is BAD for dog’s paws. So, even though my dog gives me the “Why me???” look when I put on his little black booties, I know it’s for the best. 🙂  I would just keep trying. My dog seems to be OK with them once we get outside and I try to keep his mind occupied by getting him to run, etc. I don’t know the brand I have, but I bought them in the pet store and they work well.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you sure it’s the cold that’s bothering him? My shih tzu can’t go more than 2 minutes outside right now (I live in Toronto) because of the road salt. Even when I can’t see it, sure enough she goes two steps and starts picking up her paws and refusing to walk. It’s not the cold because I bought her those thin, balloon-material booties (she won’t wear any other type of boots; absolutely refuses to move with them on). While she doesn’t love the balloon booties, she will tolerate them and can stand staying outside much longer.

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