[nagdu] Pawz boots
samplebrett at icloud.com
Mon Sep 22 12:13:28 UTC 2014
Jessica, I live in Florida and use Neo-Paws Summer Boots for My Ziva. They are expensive and hard to put on at first, with lots of practice Its no big deal now. I have a set that is a year old and still in great shape. The Paws Boots just did not hold up for us. I really do not like shoes for dogs but, we have lots of asphalt and concrete here and can burn a foot pad in just a couple minutes. I would much rather take a little extra time and money to keep that from happening. I agree with Raven on they are not natural so I take them off and put them back on when needed.
Brett and Ziva
On Sep 22, 2014, at 7:32 AM, Jessica Roberts via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> What do you all recommend for hot pavement, then?
> On 9/22/14, Raven Tolliver via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Coming a bit late to this one, but I've used Pawz boots through 2
>> length, harsh West Michigan winters.
>> I refused to use the Ruff Ware boots that most programs issue. I used
>> those initially and they ended up rubbing against the pads of my dog's
>> dew claws, tearing them open and causing them to bleed. I had to keep
>> his paws wrapped up good so they wouldn't fall victim to the salty
>> disasters of winter sidewalks and roads. Aside from that, I don't like
>> these boots for other reasons.
>> 1. they are unnatural for dogs. Dogs walk on their toes, whereas
>> humans rely on the entire foot for proper balance and support. These
>> shoes are designed like human shoes, not dogs shoes. Cute, but
>> inconvenient. This is why dogs initially act silly, fussy, or
>> uncooperative in them. And when they get used to it, they deal with
>> them by speed walking or nearly running in them, and end up relying on
>> their tail to balance their bodies. This is why dogs usually wag their
>> tails while wearing these, not because they're excited to wear the
>> boots, but because they feel very off balance in them. My dog has even
>> slipped a couple times in them. Yes, they have traction, but that did
>> nothing for him when he was off balance already, walking on wet
>> 2. Dogs can't feel the ground beneath their feet due to the thick
>> soles. This creates more uncertainty in the boots. My dog would not
>> even lay down with them on because he didn't feel like he could slide
>> his paws forward with them on.
>> These factors on top of the boots not being a totally snug fit, not
>> form-fitting, and very easy to lose or kick off.
>> Pawz boots to the rescue!
>> No, they don't tear easily.
>> It's very easy to put them on. Just spread the opening with 3 fingers,
>> and slide them over the dog's paw. Make sure that no claws are tucked
>> under or snagged when you put them on at first.
>> I rely on these more for protection against salt and brine than
>> keeping the paws dry. But they do a great job of both.
>> These boots are nice and thin, so dogs can feel the ground. They are
>> form-fitting like socks, so there's no worry about dog's feeling
>> comfortable and keeping on the toes. And lastly, they are a snug fit,
>> so they don't slip off.
>> They outshine the Ruff Ware boots by far!
>> On 9/18/14, Tracy Carcione via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> I agree with Daryl's list of pros and cons.
>>> I prefer the Pawz boots to the Roughware. The Pawz boots don't come off
>>> easily, and, even if one gets lost, it's not a big deal, because they
>>> extras, and, well, they're not expensive.
>>> I found them easy to rinse and reuse.
>>> Ben is not thrilled with them, but he will wear them for a couple hours,
>>> I insist, without complaining.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Amber M via nagdu" <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
>>> To: "the National Association of Guide Dog Users NAGDU Mailing List"
>>> <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:23 PM
>>> Subject: [nagdu] Pawz boots
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I saw mention on the list of a boot called PAWZ. I went and looked at
>>>> website, and found that they are sold by Petco. I thought I would take
>>>> time to measure my dogs Paul, so I could order them. But before I did
>>>> that, I read some reviews. I am looking to know if there are any people
>>>> this list who are using them now successfully. I have read in the
>>>> that they look essentially like balloons, are hard to get on, and Terry
>>>> easily... Are not really all that reusable, since they end up being wet
>>>> inside... So I'm just curious before I spend any money on them. It is a
>>>> time still before snow, but I would like to get my girl used to
>>>> protective before I have to force her to wear them.
>>>> Amber M
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