Features November 2016 Issue

The 4 Best Winter Dog Boots Out There

If your dogís boots are properly sized and youíve put them on properly, he should be able to do everything he can do without boots, and even more than he can do bootless when covering ground thatís covered with snow, ice, broken glass, hot pavement, or sharp rocks or thorns.

The 4 Best Winter Dog Boots Out There

Results of our test of dog boots from four companies that specialize in rugged dog gear.

Using boots for warmth, it seems, takes a back seat to injury care and prevention to the ever-important paws for an active dog in the winter months. Even if you and your dog are just fresh off the couch, preparing to venture out for a stroll on the mean freshly salted city streets in winter, a boot can provide your dog the protection and stability needed to enjoy the outing when temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate. And you will look for the same qualities in a boot whether you are walking a half-mile on a city street or skiing 20 miles in the mountains.

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