“Exposure to hot surfaces, such as pavement or sand, can cause a dog’s pads to burn, bleed or blister,” said Terri Entler, owner of Bowserwear, a Vancouver-based company specializing in medical-grade dog boots. Outdoor surfaces, including asphalt, can quickly become 20 degrees hotter than the ambient temperature. If it is 90 degrees outside, the pavement may be 110 degrees. “Many people do not realize how hot the ground is,” Entler added. “As a result, they may accidentally burn or injure their pet’s pads by forcing them to walk on scorching surfaces.”
Once your pet’s pads have been injured, healing can be slow and painful. The most effective way to speed the healing process is to apply ointment and protection to the injured area. Entler’s company “Bowserwear, manufactures a special line of products called Healers Pet Booties. This product is designed to soothe, heal and restore pads that have been burned or injured. Made from medical-grade, Brethe-O-Prene material, these boots provide adequate air-flow to the pad, which helps speed the healing process and prevents infection. A non-adherent, triple-layer gauze insert fits inside the bootie, enabling the pet owner to apply ointment to the affected area and keep it in place. The wrap-around feature ensures that these boots won’t fall off as your pet walks or runs.
“One of the great things about this product is that it can prevent pet owners from having to keep a cone or Elizabethan collar on their dog,” Entler commented. “Once pads have been injured, it is critical that the dog does not lick or chew on the wound. The Healer’s Pet Booties provide soothing comfort that protects the injury, allowing it to heal faster and more thoroughly.”
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