Thursday, December 10, 2009

Make your own dog boots!

Well, we woke up this morning to 11 degrees with a wind chill of -4 degrees. Yikes!

Even for a tough, sporting pup like me, my toes get very sensitive in weather like this, especially when there is about 1/2 inch of snow on the ground.

So what's a dog to do? Wear some dog boots!

Yes, even I will wear dog boots to keep my paws more comfy, deter those nasty ice balls between the toes, and protect my paws from dangerous chemicals that the ice trucks and neighbors put down to melt the snow and ice. And if I get a little injury on my paw, they come in very handy for that as well.

We found a couple of sites that have really great and easy to make dog boot instructions, that we wanted to share.

Check out Sew Your Own Winter Dog Boots from 'So you wannabee a Domestik Goddess.' We like this pattern and simple construction for some easy to make fleece dog boots.

No fancy stuff to get in my way, no extra material to feel uncomfortable, just a simple fleece pull up boot. And we bet you've got some fleece lying around, right?

Here's another very simple, easy to make set of instructions for another very basic pair of dog boots from UberPest.

Neither of these 'made in basic fleece' would do well on rough terrain, but they are great for a quick trip out in the snow, a quick potty break, or a short walk around the neighborhood.

Wishing you warm paws! Google

4 comments:

Nat said...

Thanks for the links, Johann! We'll check 'em out!

~Mika and Wall-e

Anonymous said...

I am going to try the boots! Its so cold out here in Nor Cal my little Maltese Boy tries to tip toe and its a site. Thanks Sheri

pawpurrry said...

I can't wait to try out these boots...my Pit has tolerance issues even with the chilly concrete and my Lhasa just has the cutest little paws .... I need to protect them both! : )

Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen said...

I don't think people realize how important it is to protect dog's paws. Very good article.