|09-26-2013 11:37 AM|
|GSD07||The spray I have posted is not wax, it gets absorbed and leaves no residue after the walk.|
|09-26-2013 10:53 AM|
Oooooo excellent! We have yet to encounter our first winter with Thor, but it's going to be coming soon so I just wanted to make sure we were well prepared! I had a Dalmatian growing up, and I still remember him walking on three paws and rotating the elevated one if he didn't have boots on in the winter back in Ontario. Thor is also my first pup, and the first dog I've owned in about 7 years, so it's been a while. I'm still debating between the wax or the boots, though I think my hubby is leaning more towards the boots because knowing me I'll forget to wipe the wax off his feet after a walk, and it will end up all over my house. (He knows me well )
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|09-26-2013 10:26 AM|
Btw, I also asked this question when I first got my puppy.
Here's a thread. Ignore the first page about sizing dog boots, second page on has great recommendations on products, boot types, etc.
|09-26-2013 01:33 AM|
I live in the city and it is a concern for me as well.
I however use "Invisible Boot" which is a waxy substance you rub on your dogs feet. Make sure to clean the feet after your walk otherwise your house will have paw prints that are hard to get off all over the place!
|09-26-2013 01:13 AM|
This was my concern when my pup was younger as well. I live in the heart of the city, and used to live in downtown Kingston when Puppy was even younger. Road salt covered our sidewalks and turned everything white.
What I did:
1. Try to keep her on the snow bank/tree lawn if there is a large splattering of salt on the sidewalk
2. Wipe her paws after every walk with either water or a baby wipe so that salt doesn't stay on and marinate her paws
3. Moisturize with coconut oil every once in a blue moon when I remmeber.
I noticed that if we walked right on a thick layer of salt, sometimes it does bother her. But we walk outside every day, and for the most part she is okay.
|09-26-2013 01:05 AM|
|GSD07||I used this spray Paw Pro Dog/Cat Paw Cleaner - Making Winter Bareable to help with ice forming in between paws, and snowballs on the fur. It worked very well.|
|09-25-2013 01:52 PM|
We get a ton of snow here too and my gsds have never had a problem with bleeding pads. We do a lot of sidewalk walking and we live in town so salt is a concern to me but they are fine until we get to parking lots or on the downtown main streets. For my gsds I will carry these little rubber disposable booties called PAWZ in my pocket and if we hit a bad area I put them on the dogs. They look like little balloons but they do the trick. I rarely have to use them though.
I have a border collie x and an American pit bull terrier that religiously wear boots if we are out for a walk. They are much happier and will walk much farther if they have their booties on
|09-25-2013 01:01 PM|
Jazzy is the ultimate diva She's a dog who thinks she is human, that's for sure and I am her protector, chauffer, maid, and personal chef to name a few of my duties. The moment she is unhappy she lets me know, though she isn't half as spoiled as she would like to be
Delgado is the complete opposite, he's a rough and tumble boy ready for anything
|09-24-2013 07:15 PM|
I'm not sure whether I'll give boots or the wax a try first. I'm imagining trying to get Thor used to wearing boots and him trying to chew them off in the beginning, should be interesting!
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|09-24-2013 06:52 PM|
Thank you for all the replies, I'm well, not gladd this is an issue for other dogs, but its nice that it wasn't just my pup. My heart broke when her paw was hurt.
I'm really intrigued with the wax idea! I think I might try both. Maybe I'll get the puppy used to boots but only wear them for walks when/if the ice becomes an issue.
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