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7 Benefits of Dogs Wearing Shoes: How Air Pup Helps Keep Your Furry Friend Safe and Comfortable

7 Benefits of Dogs Wearing Shoes: How Air Pup Helps Keep Your Furry Friend Safe and Comfortable


One accessory that should be in every dog owner’s collection is a set of dog shoes. Like our feet, dogs' paws are delicate, so shoes are a necessity to protect them from external factors. Here are some benefits of having your dog wear boots:

  1. Protection from extreme temperatures: The ground can get very hot or very cold, and this can hurt your dog's paws. At an air temperature of 77°F, the pavement can reach 125°F. At 125°F, skin destruction can happen in 60 seconds. Conversely, in extreme cold, the ground can be painful to walk on and frostbite to the paws can occur in as little as 30 minutes. Boots are the most effective solution to shielding your dog’s paws from these extreme conditions.
  2. Protection from paw injuries: Boots help dogs safely walk on various terrains without the risk of injury. The city streets are littered with broken glass and other sharp objects that can puncture your pup’s paw pads. More rural areas are a risk for stickers, burrs, foxtails, thorns, and sharp rocks that can work their way between the pads and cause great discomfort to your dog.
  3. Protection from ice salt and various chemicals: most driveways and sidewalks are covered in ice melting chemicals during the winter months. Ice salt can cause chemical burns on pet paws and is also toxic if your pup licks it off.  
  4. Traction: Boots can provide a better grip on wet and slippery surfaces. Additionally, disabled and elderly dogs who have trouble walking or drag their feet can benefit from wearing shoes.
  5. Clean paws: Boots help keep paws clean and consequently, your home. You can save time from having to wash mud and dirt off of your dog’s paws each time your pup returns from a walk.
  6. Allergies: Some dogs are allergic to outdoor elements such as pollen, grass, and weeds. Wearing boots can protect your dog from stepping on these allergens.
  7. Indoor protection: Boots can protect your home interior from wear and tear caused by your dog's claws.
  8. Healing: If your dog is injured or licks his or her paws excessively, boots can act as a shield, preventing further harm and speeding up the healing process.
  9. Fashion: Gone are the days of ugly dog shoes. Air Pups were designed with fashion and function in mind.

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