DOG BOOTS DESIGN
Designed to retain the natural movement of the dog's paw
Lightweight to give unrestricted movement
Dog's paws are, in structure, more like our hands than our feet
and full flexion must be allowed both up and down at the toes
Dog's therefore need a glove or mitten, something you would be
happy to wear on your hand.
For the main body of the boot, we selected
a waterproof breathable fabric made of tough textured nylon and polyurethane,
also used in the manufacture of jackets for a European police force.
The fabric will retain its waterproof qualities even after abrasion and
is very durable.
We reduced the number of connective seams to a minimum,
so as to limit potential stress points in the boot.
For the sole and toe cap we chose hide. Not just any old piece of leather,
but carefully dressed cow hide which means that it is supple yet strong
To prevent wear from the front claws of the dog's
paws we incorporated a hide toe-cap, which has the additional benefit
of ensuring the boot stays correctly in position, without twisting round,
on the dog's foot.
Finally we use a special waterproof tape to seal the seams for our waterproof
range, thus making the boots fully waterproof.
- Pro-Active Paws boots are washable and re-useable and
are fitted according to the width of the dog's foot.
They are adjustable to your individual dog's height
of leg so that a completely comfortable fit can easily be attained.
BOOTS PRODUCT RANGE
REGULAR BOOTS FOR WORKING, ACTIVE
AND PET DOGS
Providing excellent protection for all types of
ground and injury.
Useful for such problems as hot pavements, snow
causing ice balls, sharp flinty ground or broken glass, bruised
Dogs can work and play in our boots with full mobility.
DOUBLE-SIDED BOOTS FOR DISABLED
These boots are made with the leather 'sole' pad
on the top and bottom of the boot to provide extra protection. The
leather pad can be extended to suit the individual dog and boots
are made to measure.
Used for dogs which drag their paws, or work or
play in conditions where cuts occur to the top of the foot.
A similar design is also used for dogs:
who have missing paws
that swim a lot, since such dogs often wear the top of the paws
on the sides of swimming pools
Our boots do not cure any of these conditions, but
prevent damage to the paws from dragging.
For the hind legs the boots are long enough to come
up above the hock joints, giving secure attachment
CUSTOM MADE DOGBOOTS
Padded dog boots for dogs with arthritis or missing
parts to their paws
Dog booties for dogs with missing paws
WATERPROOF DOG BOOTS
On most of our dog boot designs we can add a special
waterproof tape to seal the seams
Especially useful where dressings or paws need to
be kept dry.
(For dogs that work or play in water we recommend
that seam tape is not used since water that enters over the top
of the boot will be retained in the boot - impeding progress!)
Boots are slightly stiffer when seam tape is used
and owners of very small or very short-coated dogs are advised to
consider whether it is needed for their dog.
SLED DOG TRAIL BOOTS - Used
by Alan Stewart of the
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Entirely made from washable durable leather
Tests show they last 5-10 times as long as other sled dog boots
Adjustable strap position
DOG LEG PROTECTORS AND SUPPORTS
|Made from stretch support material identical to
that used for human elbow and knee type supports
Leather strip applied to give added traction,
support and protection.
Wrap round design with velcro closure
PROSTHESES TO HELP DOGS WITH MISSING PAWS OR
Made using stretch support material identical to that used for
human elbow and knee type supports
Lightweight water-resistant foam used to provide support or additional
height to leg
Leather paw or leg pads as appropriate for the individual dog
Wrap round design with velcro and strap closure
PAWS DOG BOOTS STORY
As with many other innovators, "necessity was the mother of invention"
for us. We had tried various types of dog boots on our working dogs and
they were either too flimsy or too cumbersome for our needs, or they fell
off! So we set about designing and manufacturing our own.
- Our aim was to produce a low-cost, durable, lightweight, water and
slip-resistant and flexible boot. A tall order! But, after extensive
material research, prototyping and testing 'to destruction', we did
- The proto-typing and testing exercise was carried out by numerous
gundogs, as they worked in forestry, on stony tracks, on mountains,
in bogs, in rivers and amongst gorse and heathers. The design producing
the most resilient, comfortable, durable boot with 'stay-on-ability',
was eventually selected.
DOG BOOT BENEFITS
- Once a dressing has been applied how do you keep it clean and dry?
After all, a dog has to do what a dog has to do - and sometimes it is
raining, or muddy.
- Pro-Active Paws will keep dressings clean and virtually dry and can
be easily changed and washed if they become externally soiled. Don't
forget that the dogs lameness may decrease or even disappear if he is
wearing the boot, and he'll feel more comfortable.
- What if YOUR dog is lame, on the eve of a big event or during the
sporting season? Bruised pads, torn claws or cuts to paws take days,
even weeks, to heal and the accompanying lameness strains other parts
of the dog's anatomy. As you rest your dog it can lose peak fitness,
or you lose your vital helper in your chosen sport.
- Pro-Active Paws can come to your rescue. Often your dog, once fitted
with the boot, will be completely free of lameness. If this is the case
then the boot's resilient, tough, 'stay-on-ability' will enable you
to work and exercise your dog in all terrains, whilst the protection
the boot provides will ensure that the sensitive area isn't exposed
to dirt or further damage.