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How To Find Dog Shoes

Published at 04/03/2012 22:44:27


Dogs are known to be man’s best friend. This is why man also treats dogs like humans, feeding them, bathing them regularly, getting them to see the veterinarian for a routine check-up, pampering them to dog salons, and even dressing them up with clothes and dog shoes.

 If you want to buy one for your dog, here are steps that you can follow in looking for dog shoes.

Step 1

Step 1: Make sure your dog likes shoes

There are some dogs that chew off anything that is placed on their body—hats, fancy and decorative collars, dresses, and even shoes. So before thinking about buying a pair of dog shoes, you have to make sure that it wouldn’t just be another chewing material for your dog. How would you find out? You can start by tying a ribbon on your dog’s leg, or putting on a small sock on one of its paws. If your dog immediately tries to chew it off, then it’s a sign that it doesn’t want anything on its body. For a more realistic approach, try borrowing your friend’s dog shoes and make sure that it’s going to fit your dog’s paws. Once it immediately tries to chew if off, then don’t bother looking and buying for dog shoes. It’s enough sign that a dog is telling you that it’s going to be fine walking around without anything to protect their paws.

Step 2

Step 2: Know your dog’s paw size

If your dog doesn’t bother having to wear shoes, then the next thing that you can do is measure its paw size. It’s very important to know your dog’s paw size especially if you plan to purchase dog shoes online. You also have to know your dog’s paw size so that you can choose an appropriate size for your dog making sure that it wouldn’t be too tight making your dog uncomfortable and that it wouldn’t be too loose that the shoes will easily fall off.

In measuring your dog’s paw size, all you have to do is get a ruler. You have to measure both the length and width of the dog’s paw because it will correspond to a certain shoe size. In measuring the length of the paw, get the measurement of the end of your dog’s nail up to the base pad. In measuring the width of the paw, you need to get the measurement of the left most and right most paw of your dog.

Step 3

Step 3: Know what shoes to choose

You need to know why you’re buying dog shoes for your dog. If you just want shoes to make your dog look fashionable as you stroll around malls or shops, go to dog parties, or dog shows then fashionable dog shoes will do. If you want an exercise and jogging buddy, then you can choose outdoor or orthopaedic shoes that would help protect your dog’s paws especially for long distance jogging. If you plan to buy shoes for winter, then there are non-slip shoes that are available specifically for snow and ice terrains.

Step 4

Step 4: Look for dog shoes store

Dog apparel have become popular nowadays so it wouldn’t be hard for you to look for dog shoes in stores, most especially in pet stores. You can go around malls or shops for any pet stores or, if you want, you can also search the internet for online shops who sell different kinds of dog shoes. Just make sure that they ship to your destination.

Step 5

Step 5: Choose durable dog shoes

Dog shoes are quite expensive so you have to make sure to choose a durable one. If you’re planning to buy indoor shoes for your dog, then it would really be better to choose a durable one so that it would last long and it wouldn’t harm your dog’s paws.


Like dog clothing, dog shoes have also become popular to complete the entire look and to also protect their paws during long walks.