mbc1963 Posted January 1, 2009 Report Share Posted January 1, 2009 We've had three major snows so far this year - including yesterday's, which came at the start of a bitter, windy cold spell. In the past, my dog has had trouble in the first couple days following a snow - it seems to be the right consistency to make giant snowballs between his foot pads, which are quite painful. Then I pull the snowballs out, and I'm sure that hurts and leaves tiny sore spots, which are aggravated by salted roads. (I think.) This morning, I took the anxious dog out for his walk. We got about five houses up the road, and he froze. Stood on two paws, alternating. Refused to move. Looked absolutely miserable. He actually let me pick him up to take him home... and he hates to be picked up! So, I guess it's time to acknowledge that my dog is getting wimpier as he ages, and suck it up and buy him some booties. These are mainly to keep the snow and salt out of his paws. I'm not sure if the cold bothers him so much - once the snow has had a few days to settle and not be powdery, it stops bothering him completely. Recommendations? I'd love something that would stay on if he bounds into a snowbank, though he rarely does that. Generally, we're on roads or paths that have been tamped down, by feet at least. He's not a fussy, pull-off-clothes kind of dog. Thanks in advance! Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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