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Isn’t it too early for snow? Not because I woke up this morning with my yard buried under 2-3 inches of the heavy, wet stuff. Murphy is somewhat sensitive to the cold, and he HATES snow. He’ll bounce around the yard like a little bunny, lifting each foot quickly and shaking it off as he goes. Last year, every time we got more than a dusting, I had to shovel off an area of the grass, because if I didn’t, he’d poop in the driveway so he wouldn’t have to set foot on the chilly, wet mess. Of course, I HATE to shovel the stuff, and I don’t have to explain what a pain it was to endure additional shoveling to keep my driveway poop-free. So, this year, I have found a solution to avoid extra shoveling and keep Murphy’s tender toes warm and dry.
Doggy Boots! Yep, I found a great selection of boots for pooches at The Fashionable Pet.Com. Our personal favorites, the Stylin’ Doggy Boots, are heavy enough to protect Murphy‘s paws from the snow and come in a great variety of colors to match any outfit. Murphy and I like the classic black and fire-engine red.
For more sporty pups, check out the Hiker Doggy Boots, with more robust rubber soles for those long hikes in the wintry woods, and the Reflector Doggy Boots with reflective strips to keep Fido safely visible during those night-time treks under the stars. Both styles also come in a variety of great colors. The Fashionable Pet also offers adorable Floral Print Doggy Boots in pastel shades of pink, purple, baby blue, and green. Don’t be fooled by their girly good looks; these boots are sturdy and durable enough for a quick romp in the snow or a stroll down a chilly, slushy sidewalk.
If you’ve never purchased footwear for your pup, you’ll probably want to consult the Doggy Boot Size Chart to ensure a comfortable fit. We all know how excruciating it can be to walk around in constricting boots, no matter how fabulous they may be.
Even if your pup loves the snow, you may want to consider trying a pair of dog boots for those bad-weather days, because although sturdy, the pads of their feet can be sensitive to cold weather hazards and deserve special care. And keep in mind that salt on winter sidewalks can be very irritating.