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Dogs feet cut up from snow

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Does anyone know a good product that I can put on my dogs feet to help them heel up faster or prevent them from being cut up from the snow. I have tried boots and they stink.

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A spray called pad-coat. You need to use it for a few weeks to toughen up the pad, but it helps them to heal also.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Thanks, I will give it a try.

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Coach, have you tried those booties? Will they stay on in the cattails? How do you size them?

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What kind of booties were you using? For my dogs, I use a nylon cordura with something called Velstretch. It's an elastic velcro. Got to put them on pretty snug so they don't get thrown off. If admin. will let me, I can post an address as to where I get my booties.

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Anyone ever tried a good preseason conditioning program? Most of your foot problems can be prevented with a few weeks of running the dog before hitting the bird field. A guy shouldn't think that a dog that runs around on hardwood and carpet is going to have tough enough pads to fair well in snow and ice. I think the only time I would use booties would be in a cactus prevalent area. Otherwise I never have any problems with a little work before hand.

CW

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Yea, I run a set on my Gordon. I put a lyer of Vet Wrap around the velcro as insurance, but s far have had great luck!!

There is sizing info on the website, you measure the width of their feet.

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Most long haired dogs have problems with Snowballs between their toes and pads. That is why I run booties!!

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I don't think its a conditioning problem. I worked him very hard before hunting season and hunted almost every day in November. He is a 11 month old Pudelpointer and I think its all the hair between his feet that is the problem. The snow just sticks between his toes and freezes. It then rubs his toes raw. I think next season I will cut the hair down and see what happens.

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