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The Purpose of Dog Boots

The Purpose of Dog Boots

Good Morning Trail Climb Nation! Today I was out on a morning walk with my dog when I got to thinking about dog boots. Our little one, Ozzie, despises wearing dog boots. Before some of our longer hikes we took Ozzie to PetSmart to get some dog boots for him. Once we put them on Ozzie he completely froze. He then spent the next few minutes walking around the store like a person who had stepped in gum. Each step looked so awkward so we decided boots were not for Ozzie. However, just because dog boots aren’t for Ozzie it doesn’t mean they are not a worthwhile investment for your four legged friend.

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At the most basic level dog boots are designed to keep your dog’s paws protected from rough terrain. On all of our hikes I have experienced jagged rocks and other sharp objects but I have always been protected by my boots. Dogs do have pads on their paws but boots are just another level of protection. There are actually some other really interesting things that these boots protect your pup from. If you had a bandage on your dog these boots will actually help keep the bandage in place. If you are hiking in snowy or icy areas these boots help ice balls from forming between your dog’s toes. If you are hiking in the summer boots are a great way from keeping your dog’s paws from getting too hot on the pavement.

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Dog boots range from being very simple and basic to actually having grips on the bottom. The cheapest boots I found range from the low 20’s and the upper scale ones start at $75. This is a great investment if you want to keep your dog protected from all the elements nature throws at you.

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