Happy paws are very important if you are a dog! Here in Minnesota we have many days of below zero Fahrenheit temperatures but we still want and need to go outside. Our paws tend to get what we call, paw freeze, on these Arctic blast days. Mom says it is like an ice cream headache for humans only it is in our paws.
If it snows before such cold temperatures, then we have the added issue of chemicals on the road which also cause us a lot of paw pain. It is no fun to try to hop down the road on two or three paws, so we slip on our PAWZ boots. Mom has been using PAWZ on us for years, way back with Emma and Katie.
Katie was a much bigger pup, so she wore purple ones, the rest have always worn blue. Well, with my jumbo pillow paws, I don’t fit into blue, so I wear Katie’s purple ones. Even though the PAWZ look flimsy, they are pretty durable, especially if you keep your nails properly trimmed.
I won’t lie to you, none of us want to put on our boots. Mom has twelve to put on, so we do have a system. We don’t fight it, but we are not very helpful. Still, Mom slips them on pretty quickly and then we are ready to go. She spreads the top opening with her fingers and slides them right over our paws.
Once we are out the door, we forget we are even wearing shoes. Our happy paws don’t burn at all with our boots on. We walk, run, climb, do all the things we always do when we are out walking. We also wear them if we are out in the yard in the bitter cold as we get paw freeze there too. Make sure your pup has happy paws if she is out in the elements this winter! Cold and chemicals are both good reasons to wear some boots, like it or not.
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