Remy got a new pair of BOOTS! Yes, I got my Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer mix a pair of boots!

Remy got a new pair of BOOTS!

Remy, my 100+lb Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer Mix has bad hips! He has actually had hip and knee problems since he was a puppy. Now at his ripe old age of 8 he has picked up a new problem which causes him to drag his back feet. Canine degenerative myelopathy.

Canine degenerative myelopathy
From WikiPedia Canine degenerative myelopathy.

Sometimes, when this happens in older dogs, especially large breeds like Remy it is due to a loss of function in the nerves that supply the back legs. Since this has been happening he has already wore his nails on his hind feet down to the point where they were bleeding. The first time he came back from his walk with his nails bleeding it looked like a crime scene! Blood on the porch, couch, wood floors, area rugs, carpets. EVERYWHERE! Apparently we didn’t know it happened until we noticed the blood everywhere! My poor baby.

Picture of Remys nails worn down
Remys nails

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Remys first pair of boots!

Immediately, I got on the internet and started looking into ways to stop this. I came across a post that mentioned buying a pair of boots for my boy! To protect his nails (not cure his disease). So I decided to do just that.

non durable
Old Boots

You all know the drill by now. Yup, I got on amazon and looked for a pair that would fit him. Being such a large dog can you imagine how big his feet are?

I came across a pair that looked big enough and I bought them. I really should have done rush shipping because the next day on his walk the same thing happened to his nails.

Finally when the boots came Remy was skeptical at first but let us put them on his feet. We only put them on the back feet and then off on a walk we went. They worked. They stayed on and they protected his toe nails.

But just after one walk they already had a lot of wear in the front. Like I mentioned we only put them on his back feet and within a week the first two were almost ruined with a large hole in the front. We had to put duct tape to keep his nails from poking through and bleeding again. Day after day more wear and tear and more tape. Until we finally gave up with the first two and started with the second two.

Again the same thing. A hole in the front. Here comes the duct tape. And we also put a wad of tissue in the front so if the tape gets bad he will still have the protection with the toilet paper.

Ugh! Eventually we had enough and decided to buy a different pair. I searched on amazon and I came across these boots. Read the reviews. And they seemed great. Now let me mention that these look identical to the first pair. But you can tell just in the picture that these are so much better made.

Bottom of boots
Top of boots

Product Description

Petacc Dog Shoes Water Resistant Dog Boots Anti-slip Snow Boots Warm Paw Protector for Medium to Large Dogs Labrador Husky Shoes 4 Pcs

Size:8(3.3″x2.9″)  |  Color:Black

This set of flexible pet boots will act as a good partner for your dog, protecting the paws against hurt from sidewalks, asphalt, grass etc. The sole of the waterproof durable dog boots is sturdy, flexible, skid-resistant and allows the boots to be used indoors or outdoors, in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions. They are sturdy enough to withstand outside play, and protect your dog’s paws from stones, dirt and mud. Wide split seam top opening which makes very easy and quick to put on the dog shoe. The dog shoes are fastened firmly by 2 Velcro straps, which are long and adjustable, capable to prevent slipping off and supply a customized tightness for secure closure. The reflective Velcro strap also keep dog safe at night.

For cleaning, the dog shoe are hand washable and dried naturally in the air.
For storage, please keep the dog boots in a dry, dark, and relatively cool place.

Kindly Attention: Though the soles are waterproof, the dog boots can not be applied in deep water or in sands, because there may be water or fine sand seepage through sewing needle holes.

Please follow these easy measuring instructions to ensure a comfortable fit:
1, Place the paw on a piece of paper and press down on the top, mimicking how the paw spreads when the dog is walking.
2, Mark the left and right sides on the paper and measure the distance between the marks.
3, The width of the paw should be smaller than the boot size.
4, If your dog is in-between sizes, select the larger size.

Two days later.. Remy’s new boots arrived.

These boots are more durable
More durable

They are much more durable and the front rubber guard is much thicker. These are definitely going to work…

These boots open wide
Open wide

Yay it’s time for Remy’s walk. I grab two of the new boots and put them on his back legs they went on so much easier than the last pair. Maybe because the opening opens bigger. And they fit better too.

Remy Models his new boots:

These boots are great
After first walk

We get back from our walk and I check how the boots held up!

They look almost like they are still brand new.

We are really pleased with your product thank you for making a quality item! Especially a product that is so essential in my dogs everyday life.

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A week later!

The boots are still holding up great!!!

The boots are still holding up great
One week later

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Boots are:

  • Made of tough, water resistant material, capable to keep debris out, and bring more comfort and cool to paws.
  • Flexible, skid-resistant and waterproof sturdy soles, well provide traction and offer serious paw protection in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions.
  • Easy to put on with wide split seam top opening, firmly fastened by 2 long, adjustable, and reflective Velcro straps, difficult to slip off, also make it safe at night.
  • Cute pet paw Embroidery, Fashionable yet durable, Soft and hand washable.?
  • Measure paw width for best fit. If the paw is in-between two sizes, select the larger size. See size chart with actual size of boots.