Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


Sore paws after running, I need doggy shoes. Help!!

Amber ZimmermanAmber Zimmerman MadisonPosts: 3Member
Cooper our 3 year old Husky has been experiencing sore paws after running. I have used bag balm, but I would like to get some sort of dog shoe/booty to prevent future cracking/soreness. Has anyone had any experience with PawZ or another suggestion for a light weight shoe appropriate for running? Thanks!!

Best Answers

  • Chris & Brian CrawfordChris & Brian Crawford Posts: 1,879Member
    Accepted Answer
    The best quality dog boots currently on the market are Ruff Wear's Bark'n Boots. You can buy them on the Ruff Wear website, as well as at many hiking and outdoor stores, such as REI. They have Vibram rubber soles, which is lightweight and provides excellent protection from sharp rocks, glass, and other items that could injure your dog's paws. The uppers are breathable mesh / nylon, and they close with a Velcro strap that is reflective. Besides those, my second choice would be Muttlucks, which are of the more traditional design with leather soles and cordura nylon uppers. They are also excellent quality, but I have had issues with those turning around on the paw with use - and, obviously, a leather sole is not as durable as a Vibram one. Both types would be appropriate for running. If you had to choose one over the others, my vote would be for the Ruff Wear ones.
  • Alesia LloydAlesia Lloyd FairfieldPosts: 103Member
    Accepted Answer
    I am not an expert but we've been looking into this since we got our puppy who has a bad paw. It is pretty common esp for us huskies to wear boots, as we are sledding /running dogs who are more accustomed to snow and tundra than asphalt concrete and gravel trails. My daddy is definitely going to get me a boot very soon. I think its a great idea. We'll let you know what kind we end up getting! best of luck on your tender paws.
  • Rebecca RobinsonRebecca Robinson Greenville, SCPosts: 26Member
    Accepted Answer
    You can get doggy boots at pretty much any pet store. Just go to your local PetsMart or Petco and you can try them on your doggy. Or if you don't want to go to the store, you can order them online. Here are some links to good sites... boots&OVKEY=dog boot&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=485792022&OVKWID=81364668522
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Dogster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!