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 Post subject: Winter shoes/booties recommendations?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:27 am 
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Overwhelmed by googling so was wondering if anyone has any personal recommendations on winter boots/shoes suggestions to keep my cocker's feet warm and safe from salt this winter. Thanks in advance!!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter shoes/booties recommendations?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:40 am 
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If you just type "boots" into the search feature, above, you'll find some posts talking about boots. But a lot of people like this product as well:

http://www.musherssecret.net/

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 Post subject: Re: Winter shoes/booties recommendations?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:44 am 
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Tippy wrote:
Overwhelmed by googling so was wondering if anyone has any personal recommendations on winter boots/shoes suggestions to keep my cocker's feet warm and safe from salt this winter. Thanks in advance!!

Living in Alaska "Kiva" had to get used to booties fast. With 40 below i didn't want to risk anything. I went with soft fleece one( you just close them with Velcro strips) to protect her somewhat from the cold ..we don't have the problem with salt but the little ice chunks sticking between her toes. I wouldn't choose the ones with the rubber on the button. they are pretty stiff and i don't think they are comfy to wear. Although what many people do here with their dogs. They use bandages (self adhesive). They come in different colors and easy to wrap around and take off.
Good Luck !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter shoes/booties recommendations?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:39 am 
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We have used Muttluks on our cockers and have had great success with them. The only thing that I find wrong with these is that you really have to cut down the hair on the paws in order for this to fit well.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:43 am 
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Thanks all for the helpful suggestions!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter shoes/booties recommendations?
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I have a bunch and I don't like any in particular, especially because Star loves to run in the snow and the friction breaks the hair and tends to mat it. I prefer the Musher's Secret as well that Tina recommended. I use that on her in the snow and the heat and in all kinds of weather and conditions and it works very nicely.

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