To continue our series on winter wear for your pug, we are going to talk about paw care and booties.
No, not that bootie – this bootie!
Getting your pug or pug mix to adapt to their boots takes a bit of time, but Inky adjusted rather quickly!
So what boots should you get?
The first thing to consider is what you are buying them for. The needs of the country pugs vs. the city pugs are very different. For the city pugs, it’s usually more about the salt than the snow. The city tends to get sidewalks shoveled quickly, but they are covered in salt, which gets into the bed of the pug’s paw. Ice can also be a problem, so non-slip is always a good option. For country (or suburban or rural) pugs it’s more about the snow and the cold.
For the active, outdoorsy type, the Ruffwear Polar Trex dog boots are designed for warmth, traction, and protection in winter conditions. Insulated upper softshell fabric creates breathable, weatherproof warmth in extreme cold and inclement weather. Ruffwear-designed Vibram® outsole provides optimum traction on frozen surfaces. There is a printable size chart and video to help you get the right fit.
Price: $99.95 Set/ $25.00 Singles
A favorite of many city dwelling pugs, Saltsox dog booties set the new standard in paw protection for the urban dog owner. These high-performance booties feature a weatherproof design that will keep your best friend’s paws warm, dry, and protected. These booties are designed from the concrete up for tackling the winter streets and sidewalks. Made in Chicago. Size chart to print out and place your pug’s paw on helps you get the measurements right!
Price: $54.95 Set / $14.95 Singles
Designed and proudly made in Canada, the original Muttluks have superior performance offering pawsitive relief. Flexible soles are comfortable and adaptive to paw shape and movement. Fleece lining, protection from ice, snow and cold, reflective straps. Machine washable. Similar sizing to the above mentions, they just want you to measure on a piece of paper and compare it to their chart. So singles available.
Pawz is the world’s only disposable and reusable waterproof dog boot. Made of natural rubber, Pawz are 100% biodegradable. Pawz are designed to go on easily and fit securely without zippers or straps. Fashionable yet durable, Pawz offers serious paw protection. Pawz is the most natural feeling boot your dog can wear because without padding your dog can feel the ground, providing a needed sense of security. Like a sock, Pawz moves with your dog, allowing full paw motion and maximum comfort.
Musher’s Secret is a dense barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog’s paws. Developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs, it provides tenacious protection even in the most extreme conditions.
Price: $12-28 depending on size.