As a dog lover, it’s understandable that you’re going to want to make sure your dog is happy, healthy, and not in any pain. When we take our pups outside, we rarely think about how their feet feel as they run through the woods, on hot pavement, or in the cold. Like us, their feet need protection too!
This is where the Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boot can help. Check out our review of the product to find out more information about the boots and what other folks felt about the boots. Finally, we’ll give you our recommendation whether the boots are worth purchasing.
About The Product
The Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boot are designed for active dogs who run on all sorts of terrain. They are great for hunters and city life, as they can be used on asphalt, concrete, snow, and through the woods. Notable features of these shoes include:
- Four sizes:
- Small 2 1/4"
- Medium 2 3/4"
- Large 3 ¼”
- X-Large 4”
- Easy to put on - difficult to slip off, two Velcro® straps with slides fasten the boots.
- Tough, water resistant 1000 denier nylon material with the top of the toe wrapped, sole is flexible, skid-resistant, recycled tire material.
- The sole performs in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions and its recycled tire sole is suited for tougher conditions
What Others Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 60% had great things to say about the ride on and left 4 or 5-star reviews.
Of these reviews, people commented on how well the boots fit and protected their dog’s feet when running on jagged rocks, brush, or even hot asphalt during the summer. They also liked that the shoe features two straps which help keep the shoe on the paw.
So what did the remaining 40% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had were the shoes slipped off their dog’s feet whenever they tried walking them. They said the shoe initially fit their paws, but when they walked around, even for a few minutes, the boots would slide down and fly off.
This was a big problem mainly with the front paws, as the boots for the back paws stayed in place fine. Another complaint suggests that these boots are best for city walking, because after one day of hiking in the mountains, the boots were left unusable.
In a quest to keep our dog’s feet protected from the elements and stepping on things that could hurt them, it isn’t so unusual that we slip on a pair of doggie booties. The Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boot, claims to be able to protect the dog’s feet under any situation.
According to the testimonials, it would appear that the boots are a hit or miss. Some customers feel they work really well, while others feel they aren’t good for all types of terrain.
We recommend that you use caution if you want to buy these booties. They’re pricy, they have a tendency to slip down the dog’s foot, but they are constructed well, they feature dual Velcro straps, and they will protect your dog’s foot… The question is for how long? It would appear that that depends on where your dog is walking.