Product Review: Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots

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If there is one pet product I am asked about the most, it is Bailey’s winter boots.  Before you laugh, I should show you how the salt from two winters has eaten through the copper boot tray I keep in the foyer.  Chicago winters can be harsh, and the salt used to de-ice the sidewalks is awful.  In the suburbs or the woods, I tend to use Musher’s Wax to keep the snow from balling up in Bailey’s paws, but in the city, boots are a necessity once the salt trucks hit the streets.

Bailey - Ultra Paws Dog Boots

Normally, I am all about Ruffwear – we use many of their products on our camping adventures, and even our everyday collar and leash came from Ruffwear.  However, their highly rated boots ($75 a set) would not stay on my dog.  They have great traction, but only one strap.  Luckily, I found Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots.  At half the cost of the Ruffwear boots, I hardly expected these to work.  My motto in life, after all, is “you get what you pay for.” Much to my surprise, they are fantastic!

These boots do not have traction on the bottom, so they do take some getting used to, but I believe the 2 velcro straps on each boot are the differentiating factor that make these the best dog boots.

About twice a season, I throw them in a mesh bag and toss them in the washer.  We’re in our 3rd season with this original pair.  I also carry at least two on our backpacking trips, just in case Bailey gets an injury or cracked pads from hiking on rocks.  (so far, so good, though!)

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I bought ours from, which sadly went out of business, but these are also available directly from UltraPaws.

So…what other dog products should we try?

Note:  I paid full price for these boots and was not compensated for the review.


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2 thoughts on “Product Review: Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots

  1. Ella could have benefitted from these on our recent trip to Washington! Though she HATES to have her paws touched (what’s with dogs?!) and I doubt would have kept these on for more than 10 seconds.

    Bailey looks so cute in the boots, though!!

    • Thanks! My dog is an anomaly, for sure, with the feet. My groomer asked if she used to be a show dog because she will literally just stand there and raise her feet while I put the boots on. My last dog? No way and he had to be muzzled for nail trims, haha!

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