Saturday, January 4, 2014

Negative Highs + Pawz Boots

The forecast is calling for some of the coldest temperatures Wisconsin has seen in years. Schools statewide have been canceled for Monday and people are being urged to stay indoors and limit the amount of time pets spend outside. This can prove very problematic for getting their "potty business" done!

A couple of months ago, I was the lucky winner of a pair of Pawz Boots from the website. I put them in Charlie's hiking first aid kit to use in case she hurt her foot on a hike, but since the weather is turning so cold, I decided to give them a try on our neighborhood walk tonight.

Pawz Boots are like a thick rubber balloon that fits snugly around your dog's ankle while giving their foot enough wiggle room inside. They are disposable but reusable so you can get quite a few wearings out of a pair. According to their website, they are made of natural rubber and are 100% biodegradable. Packages contain 12 boots, or 3 sets.

Charlie's feet are about 2" wide so we used the "blue" boots which are size Medium. The sizes are all color-coordinated to make it easier for selecting your size. You want to make sure your dog has enough room to spread their toes inside the boots while walking.

Some dogs are better than others when it comes to putting boots on. Charlie is typically NOT a patient dog when it comes to wearing any type of gear, including her harnesses. So I was surprised how easy they were to get on her!

If you're using these to go on a walk, I suggest getting yourself ready to go before putting the boots on. That way your dog isn't doing a silly 3-legged dance while you're putting your coat and mittens on. The sooner you get them outside and walking, the sooner they forget they're wearing them!

These boots are also ideal for the little dogs who don't like to go outside in cold or rainy weather to do their potty business. While these boots aren't going to protect their feet from the cold for very long, they will help keep ice, snow and salt from getting on the paws and will probably make it a little more comfortable for your little fur-kids to go outside for a quick potty break.

I could see how these would also be useful for extended walks or even trail hiking since it helps prevent "snowballs" from forming between the dog's toes. Again, these aren't going to provide a ton of protection against extreme cold, but I think they would take the edge off enough to make a walk much more comfortable!

I also like the idea of having a pair of these in a hiking first aid kit in case your dog hurts a foot on the trail and you want to keep dirt and debris from getting in the wound.

After our 30 minute neighborhood walk, Charlie's boots still look brand new! She didn't seem to mind them once we got going and even dug around in snowbanks, practically oblivious to the fact that she was wearing boots. A few people pointed and laughed at her, but I think she looks pretty cute wearing them.

All-in-all, I give this product a huge thumbs up and will definitely be buying more! Thanks for introducing me to this great product!

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  1. Hi Heather! I'm so glad Charlie's enjoying her boots and that they're keeping her paws clear of snow and ice while the weather is so frigid in Wisconsin. People laugh at Buster in his boots, too, but I don't care. I think he's cute in them and they really help his tender paws on gravel. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you and Charlie liked PawZ!

    1. You bet! Thanks for all the great products you give away... it's great to be able to try them out first.

  2. Hello Heather - Thank you for the pawsitive review! I hope you and Charlie can enjoy many hikes and the great outdoors with your new boots.
    Best regards,
    Andrea ( Pawz Dog Boots)

    1. We're looking forward to it! I'm so glad to have an affordable option for keeping Charlie's feet protected.

  3. I think Charlie looks adorable in her boots! I've been pondering on getting these for my gang - especially with this cold snap we're having and not used to here in Kentucky. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hope they work out for you guys! I don't "dress up" my dog in sweaters or dog-clothes so seeing her in these colorful boots is so much fun. Maybe someday they'll have other colors/patterns to make them even more playful!