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Old 11-17-2010   #11
Boulder, 80301
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Got some mushers secret, trying it tonight! Hope it works.


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Old 11-17-2010   #12
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mushers wax works the best, no need for booties

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Old 11-19-2010   #13
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+1 for Mushers Secret and trimming hair between pads. The snow still builds up, but less so.
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Old 11-21-2010   #14
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I've used Muttluks on my shepherd/retriever mix & Newfy for the last few years. My dogs have raced through all kinds of snow while wearing them for at least 2hrs while we're x-country skiing and the booties have never fallen off. My mix has big feet and skinny legs so I wrap the top part of the booties w/ vet wrap so snow doesn't get packed up against the leg or into the booties. I've used other brands and had them fall off or they're just plain expensive. I highly recommend taking a look at them on-line or in the store.

I really like the booties b/c they slip on pretty quick & I'm usually away from home and don't have any way to clean my hands off after applying any thing like Mushers Secret to my dogs feet, plus it seems to come off or not work well after 20-30min.
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Old 11-21-2010   #15
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We use Unpetroleum (like vaseline but plant-based) available at local health food stores. Since they lick their paws, it's nice to know it's edible. With a hair trim it works great.
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Old 11-21-2010   #16
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Go to great booties with stretch velcro straps.
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Old 11-30-2010   #17
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Posts: 1, Awesome site. Custom make booties for sled dogs. Seriously, no one can afford Ruffwear Booties for a sled team. I have dozens of these boots. I had them custom made orange and lime green so I can find them if they strip off.

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Old 12-02-2010   #18
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third vote for

great product, inexpensive and good service
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Old 12-03-2010   #19
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Try wax or an oil based petroleum...
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Old 12-06-2010   #20
Steamboat, Colorado
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Dogs do pant to lower body temperature in addition to loosing heat through their feet, so it's important not to booty a dog on a really warm day as he can overheat. The iditarod competitor I handle for uses the booties for sale on to protect his dogs' feet on long runs. Fit is super important though so make sure you put them on correctly.

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