Dog Boots – How to Choose the Right One’s for Your Furry Friend
Greetings, pet lovers! We are coming to you from the heart of Williamson, Michigan, at none other than Joey's Pet Outfitters. Today, let's dive into an unexpected topic - dog boots. I know, you might be wondering, why on earth would our furry friends need boots? We are here to shed some light on this subject.
Dog boots aren't just a fashion statement; they're a practical necessity, especially in the scorching summer heat. Imagine strolling on hot pavements or sizzling sidewalks; not ideal for your pup's delicate paws. This is something that often goes unthought of because us humans are always wearing shoes for our feet. These boots will change the game for your pet – especially if you're an avid backpacker or hiker. They shield your furry companion's feet from sharp rocks, hot pavement, and prickly thorns. So, in the summer months, here are two fantastic options to consider.
Summer Dog Boots
First up, the Summit Track Dog boot. This weather-resistant wonder isn't entirely waterproof, but it offers excellent traction and is a breeze to put on. It's the go-to choice for warm-weather adventures.
Then there's the Ruffwear Grip Track dog boot. Think of it as sneakers for your four-legged friend. With a breathable mesh top, it's perfect for dogs who need protection from abrasive surfaces. While it may not be waterproof, it's a comfortable and reliable option.
Winter Dog Boot Option
Now, when winter rolls in, you'll want to check out our Polar Track dog boots. These are a massive hit among our customers. Not only are they waterproof, but they also feature added protection in the toe area and a robust sole crafted by Vibrant, the same material used in human running and hiking shoes. But that's not all - these boots come with a clever Velcro covering. It keeps snow and ice out of the shoe while preventing ice buildup under the straps.
Now, when it comes to sizing, we've got your back. We always encourage you to bring your fur babies to Joey's Pet Outfitters for a custom fitting. But if that's not possible, here's a handy tip for measuring at home. Have your dog stand on a piece of paper with one front foot while lifting the other. Measure the width from your thumb to your pinky and note the distance. Repeat this for the other front foot and both back paws. Remember, the back paws are usually a tad smaller. Bring those measurements to us, and we'll guide you from there.
And here's the secret to keeping those boots on snugly: don't go too big with the size. Many folks overestimate their dog's foot size. When you put the boots on, ensure that your dog's toes reach the tip, and fasten that Velcro strap securely. Rest assured, you won't cut off circulation to your dog's paws by doing so. These two simple steps are the keys to keeping those boots firmly in place. For small dogs, we've got a specialized line of boots, but for larger breeds, I can't recommend Rough Wear, Grip Track, Summit Track, or Polar Track boots enough.
So, there you have it, folks! The lowdown on dog boots that are as practical as they are stylish. We can't wait to welcome you to Joey's Pet Outfitters and ensure your furry friend strides in style, comfort and safety. See you soon!