Quantcast

Top 8 Dog Boots and Paw Protection Products – Updated!

winter frenchieWinter weather has arrived! Snow, sleet and rain has been pummeling many of towns and our dogs are looking out the window for some sunny weather and green grass. Ok – not all dogs are that upset. Some of them love the snow! However, I still haven’t met a dog out there that loves the rain, but I’m sure they’re out there.

The main reasons to get your dog some dog boots / paw protection is either because your dog is outside in freezing temperatures for a long time or long enough for them to be too cold. The other reason is salt. In many places, salt is put on the ground to melt the ice and snow, but it also can irritate your dogs paws. According to the ASPCA, rock salt and chemical ice melters can cause sores, infection and blistering.

We’ve put together a list of top dog boots and paw protection products to make sure your best friend’s paws are sheltered from the bad weather:

Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots
Grip Trex dog boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans. These high-performance boots feature a rugged and resilient outsole lug pattern that provides exceptional traction on varied terrain.
mushers Musher’s Secret – Paw Protection Wax
Musher’s 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 protection even in the most extreme conditions. Perfect for dogs who don’t like boots! Made from 100% safe and natural waxes, Musher’s Secret won’t stain carpets, is non-toxic, and is easy to use.
Uarter Waterproof Pet Boots Uarter Waterproof Dog Boots
This set of flexible dog boots are sturdy enough to withstand outside play, and protect your dog’s paws from stones, dirt and mud. The sole of the waterproof durable dog boots is sturdy, flexible, skid-resistant and allows the boots to be used indoors or outdoors, in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions. The wide split seam top opening makes it very easy and quick to put on the dog shoe.
Dog Boots Muttluks All Weather Dog Boots
Exposure to ice, snow and salt takes a toll on even the toughest paws. Muttluks, which are made in Canada, offer the ultimate protection in all kinds of weather. These breathable dog boots have leather bottoms and toe protectors; waterproof yellow fabric uppers; adjustable Velcro straps and reflective strips.
paws Paws Waterproof Dog Boots
If your dog does not like dog boots, you might want to try Pawz. Pawz waterproof boots are made of natural rubber and 100% biodegradable. Because of the rubber, they are thin enough so your dog can feel the ground. They come in a package of 12 and various sizes. Our dog, Kobi, has worn these and they’re pretty effective unless he’s running like crazy – they can fly off then. They are good for rain or a barrier protection, but would not be a great protection from the cold.
Dog Boots Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boots
These are rugged, tough dog boots made of water resistant 1000 denier nylon material and the top of the toe wrapped in Toughtek. The sole is made of Reprotek, a recycled tire material that is flexible, skid resistant and durable. There are side seams which expand so it’s easier to put on the boot and two velcro straps to fasten the boots.
My Busy Dog Dog Boots with Reflective Velcro and Rugged Anti-Slip Soles
My Busy Dog water resistant dog boots keeps paws dry and warm. No more wiping muddy or sandy paws after the rain or snow. The tough anti-slip sole provides stability and traction, protection from sharp thorns and hot pavement. Best of all they are easy to put on – the shoe expands with a wide split seam opening and two adjustable and reflective velcro straps to ensure a good fit.
trail trackers doggles dog boots Doggles Trail Trackers
Whether you’re hiking through the mountains, out in the snow, or strolling through puddles, Trail Trackers are great boots. They have rubber soles, neoprene uppers, a double velcro wrap on the lower leg and ankle, reflective straps, reflective logo and a wide mouth opening that makes putting boots on easy.

 

Top 20 Dog Gifts – Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. We love all the top 20 products so they are not listed in any particular order. If you’re getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog’s face:

west paw toppl - Top 20 Dog Gifts 1. West Paw Toppl Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
Our dog Kobi loves his Toppl. We can easily stuff a bully stick in it and the Toppl makes it much easier for Kobi to hold. It traps treats with its inner ridges. You can interlock two Toppl dog treat toys and it makes it more of a challenge for your dog to get at the treats inside. Learn more in our review.
Zero Shock Leash - Top 20 Dog Gifts 2. Ezy Dog Zero Shock Leash
We can’t think of a dog owner that wouldn’t want a zero shock leash. EzyDog’s Zero Shock Technology cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog. Drastically reduces strain and pull. A “one for two” gift! Read more in our review.
SturdiBag Green - Top 20 Dog Gifts 3. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and the bag only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight. Learn more in our review.
Pro-Treat Beef Liver - Top 20 Dog Gifts 4. Pro-Treat Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Dog Treats – Yum!
Paws down, Pro-Treat Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Dog Treats are Kobi’s favorite treats. In fact, we’ve nicknamed them “doggie crack”. They’re are made in the U.S. without additives or preservatives in a USDA inspection facility.
Dirty Dog Doormat - Top 20 Dog Gifts 5. Dirty Dog Doormat by Dog Gone Smart
We tested out the Dirty Dog Doormat and our dog LOVED it! It’s very soft and absorbent. In fact, he loved it so much that we’ve replaced it as his full time dog bed – a delightful surprise! Read more in our review.
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 6. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
You can get plain boring tennis balls or you can get these bouncy, squeaky balls! They are by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? The ultimate classic (and cheap) dog toy. These come in various sizes.
Jorge Bendersky book 7. Book: DIY Dog Grooming by Jorge Bendersky
This book is paws down one of the best books dog grooming we’ve ever read. It’s a quick read, includes excellent photos, illustrations and a lot of valuable information. The book goes through a variety of topics from tools to trimming and tough cleaning problems. Read more from this product review.
Cowboy-cookout sausage treats - Copy 8. Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats
A perfect stocking stuffer for your best friend. These Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats are real sausage and similar in texture to a hard Italian sausage. They’re created from real meats from USDA, New Zealand and Australian growers. Learn more in our review.
Dogs of Glamour 9. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
Slo-Bowl 10. Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.
Wahl Pet 11. Wahl’s 100% Natural No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo
During the slushy and rainy weather our dog’s paws can get very dirty. This No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo is amazing! We take a dry towel and spray the mousse on the towel or on his paws and rub them down with the towel. It does a great job at cleaning dirty paws and saves us from having to give our dog’s paws a bath after every walk in the rain. Read more in our review.
ClickIt Dog Harness 12. Dog Car Harness – Clickit Utility from Sleepypod
Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility was the Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety test. Clickit Utility’s three points of attachment absorb force in a frontal collision by dissipating energy and keeps the dog in the car seat during impact.
Abe 1 - Copy 13. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball
Looking for a tough dog toy? We were forewarned that no toy could hold up to Abe’s jaws of steel, but this toy easily survived the test! It can be filled with a variety of treats to keep your dog mentally stimulated and happily occupied. The material is stronger and lighter than natural rubber and is free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
messy mutts bowls 14. Messy Mutts Double Feeder
They call themselves Messy Mutts, but we think they aren’t messy at all – rather fashionable and function-able! Their products inspired us to do our first VIDEO product reviews. The Messy Mutts Double Feeder for dogs is made with a non-slip silicone base that prevents damage to your floors. The bowls are stainless steel and the base comes in a variety of colors.
GoPro Fetch 15. GoPro Fetch – See from Your Dog’s Point of View
With the GoPro Fetch harness you can affix a camera to your dog. The harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest (for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action) and your dog’s back (for over-the-head shots of running, jumping and play).
Glowdoggie LED Dog Collar 16. Glowdoggie LED Dog Collar
We were impressed how bright the Glowdoggie is! It’s the brightest all-around dog collar we’ve seen on the market and it’s not annoyingly bright either. Our neighbor has had one for over a year and loves it. Learn more in our review.
Popware H-Duo 3 17. Popware or Pets H-Duo with Companion Cup
The Popware for Pets H-DuO with Companion Cup is a bottle with two 12-oz watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks or if you prefer, put water on one side and treats (or food) on the other. It includes an 8oz collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, making it ideal to travel with your dog.
roomba-dog 18. iRobot Roomba – Cleaning & Entertainment!
Too much dog hair on the floor? We found a solution! This little robot vacuum removes dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris all on its own. Your dog will likely be amused by this little iRobot going around the house. You can make it even more entertaining by putting treats or your dog’s little toys on it.
flexi vario 19. Flexi Vario – Multidimensional Leash
This customizable lead has clever accessories from interchangeable belts to a light or treat holder attachment. It’s also comfortable for you with its ergonomic soft grip with adjustable grip size. Learn more about this product in our review.
Tasmans 20. Tasman’s American Bison Meaty Bones
Does your dog chew bones or raw hides in seconds? These are the largest bones for dogs that we’ve ever seen! We’re positive it would take quite a while, possibly weeks or months for your dog to chew through these. They’re made in the USA and raised without added hormones or antibiotics.

The Dog Treadmill – when it’s too cold/wet to go outside

In case it’s very cold and wet outside or you are not feeling well, a dog treadmill might be the right gift for both you and your dog. Of course, taking your dog out for a walk (or run) is the most ideal thing to do at least once a day, there might be circumstances when you can’t fit it in your schedule.

A dog treadmill can give a dog a great workout and ensure your dog maintains a consistent exercise regimen. Dog treadmills have been shown to provide increased muscle definition, toning, improve vitality, increase life span and help curb destructive behavior or excess energy often associated with the lack of regular exercise.

Here are a few Dog Treadmill models to check out:

The DogTread
The Small DogTread features a pet-friendly design, whisper-quiet motor and training guidelines that make it easy to train small dogs quickly. It is portable and easy to store or transport anywhere you go with your pet. Perfect for small dogs and small spaces. Includes the DogTread K9 Fitness Program with instructional DVD containing a 30 Day Step-by-Step Training Program and a 2 year warranty.
dogpacer-dog treadmill dogPACER Dog Treadmill
Made for dogs weighing from 1 to 179lbs, the dogPACER treadmill provides a more than 71″ x 16.5″ running surface, a whisper-quiet motor, patented folding technology and customized running programs. The running speed is 0.5 to 7.5 MPH and has an adjustable incline (5 – 9 Degrees). 1 year warranty on all parts and 3 years on the frame.
Go Pet Petrun Dog Treadmill GoPet Petrun For Dogs Up to 44 lbs
The PetRun PR700 Dog Treadmill for dogs up to 44 lbs and is easy for your dog to climb aboard, walk and run without fear or shyness. This dog treadmill is foldable making it easy to store and features a silent driving system for quiet operation, wireless remote controls and a safety lock system. The PetRun Dog Treadmill has push button controls which provide gradual increase and decrease in speed.
GoPet PetRun PR720F Dog Treadmill GoPet PetRun Dog Treadmill for Small to Medium Dogs
The GoPet PR720F Dog Treadmill is designed for dogs up to 132 lbs. If there is a snow or thunderstorm outside, this is a great way to give your dog some exercise. It has an  air cylinder auto-fold that makes it easy to store when not in use.

GoPet also has dog treadmills for medium, large and extra large dogs (up to 175).

So if the weather is just too bad outside, go ahead and get your dog (and perhaps yourself) on a treadmill. A great way to stay in shape and still be able to eat all those holiday meals and treats!

Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter

Here are our Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter! With the freezing temperatures across the U.S., we’re sure you want to keep your best friend as warm and comfortable as possible. We’ve selected these stylish and functional dog coats for our Dogsized fans. If you’re looking for dog boots too, please check out our post on: Top Dog Boots and Paw Protection for the Winter.

Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter

dog coats Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece Jacket dog coats  Zack & Zoey Duck Ranch Dog Coat
Zippy Cozy Dog Suits Suede Shearling Coat Hurtta Frost Jacket for Dogs Ruffwear Quinzee Dog Jacket
Hurtta Pet Collection Winter Jacket, Red Hurtta Rainwear Slush Combat Suit

If you’re looking for something a little different – let us know. We’re always searching for great products for our Dogsized fans. You can also check out our Apparel & Accessories page which has more coats and fleeces.