Dog Shoes, Boots, Socks and Paw Protection


There are often times that our dogs need protection for their paws. It could be protection from snow and salt, protection from hot sidewalks or protection for medical purposes. Sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter, and can be equally as abrasive during the hot summer months. A good pair of dog boots is not just for winter weather, they are also great protection for hot pavement, walking on gravel roads or rocky hikes. Without proper protection, your dog may injure or burn its paws. Dogs also may cut their pads and need protection during the healing process, or you may want to prevent them from licking their paws while suffering from allergies.

There are a lot of brands and styles on the market, so it is important to select the best shoe or boot for your dog depending on its needs.

Dog Shoes and Boots for Everyday Wear

Hugs Pugs Boots for Dogs

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For smaller dogs who don’t tolerate cold weather very well, we like the Hugs Pugz Boots for Dogs. With the faux sheepskin inside, these resemble the popular Uggs Boots. The sole is fairly rigid, and dogs seem to enjoy wearing them after an initial adjustment period. These are very popular, and come in four sizes: XS, Small, Medium and Large:

Healers Urban Walkers — Boots for Dogs

Healers Urban Walkers were created to protect your pet from everyday paw injuries. An ounce of prevention can go a long way to save your pet from injury. They are great for hardwood floors, boating, hunting, and outdoor terrains. A Healthy Paw Pad is essential to the well being of your dog. They serve as a shock absorber, provide surface traction and insulate the dog from extreme hot and cold temperatures. Even though the paw pads of a dog are tough, they can still be injured.

Healer Urban Walkers come in 7 sizes from XS to XL, so there is a size for your dog whether it is a Maltese or a Mastiff.  For the large and giant breeds, these may be your only option for protection.  These are not quite as cute and stylish as the Hugs Pugz Boots, but they are very functional for use in all seasons.

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Dog Socks

Power Paws Advanced Non-Slip Dog Socks

Woodrow Wear has designed a line of dog socks that help keep dogs from slipping on shiny floors. The Power Paws non-slip dog socks also give traction to senior dogs and dogs with hip dysplasia or arthritis, protect paws from heat, snow or allergens and help keep paws wounds clean. These can be worn outdoors, but they really shine (no pun intended) for indoor wear. Power Paws are available in 8 “regular” sizes (XXS to 3XL) and fit dogs from 6 pounds all the way up to 230 – 250 pounds. There are a number of testimonials on YouTube where the Power Paws dog socks have helped dogs negotiate slippery floors and give them confidence on shiny surfaces.

Power Paws Dog Socks - Regular

Power Paws Advanced Non-Slip Dog Socks – Greyhound Style

Power Paws Advanced also come in Greyhound style for dogs that are “hare-footed” breeds (two center digits being longer than the inside and outside toes and a lack of arching in the toes resulting in the feet appearing longer). The Power Paws Advanced Greyhound Edition Non-Slip Dog Socks are available in 4 sizes.

Power Paws Advanced Dog Socks - Greyhound Style

Medical Boots and Wraps for Dogs

Unfortunately, sometimes our dogs injure their paws or have allergies that cause them to lick their paws. A dog can easily cut his pad on glass or a sharp object when out walking. You can try to wrap your dog’s paws in vet wrap or gauze, but it is time-consuming to change the bandages and most dogs are able to get out of the bandages very quickly.

Healers Medical Dog Boots

Healers Pet Medical Dog Boots are designed as a medical aid for your pets allergy and injured stricken paws. It enables an owner to easily put the dog bootie on and off the sore or injured paw. The Healers custom non-adherent, triple-layer gauze inserts fits the interior of the dog bootie and acts as a bandage to absorb moisture.

Healers Medical Dog Boots

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs are mostly for wrapping a leg injury on your dog, rather than the paw. They are easy to use, and are designed to stay put on your dog’s injured leg. They can be used in conjunction with the Healers Medical Dog Boots.

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs

Whether your dog has an injury or just needs extra protection for his paws, there is a solution that can help. A wide variety of dog boots and dog socks will help get your friend back on track and out walking in no time.

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  1. Great post! Bringing home a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult, is like bringing home a new baby – you need to be prepared, and you need supplies. So, I was looking for articles on buying shoes for dogs and then I came across yours inspiring read. Thanks!


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