Water Shoes for Dogs?

I own a beach house on the sound side of Emerald Isle, NC. One of the best reasons for visiting our house is the enjoyment our dogs get swimming and roughhousing in the sound. However the water is full of oyster shells that are as sharp as razor blades. We have a strict rule that no one goes swimming without water shoes but we don’t have a solution for the dogs.

I have bought water shoes for them (something like this http://www.amazon.com/All-Purpose-Dog-Shoes-X-smal… but they lasted about 30 seconds in the mucky water. And the dogs really hated them.

Does anyone else have this problem? I have spent about $400 on vet bills from cuts in the dog’s paws. My vet says I should remove the dogs from this environment but that is a last resort for me and my family. I would be willing to spend a sum of money on shoes if they were guaranteed to work. Or possibly a type of sealant I could apply to the paws before getting into the water? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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  • I lived off of the Albemarle sound, and understand the whole oyster shell problem.

    I’ve used a number of boots over the years http://www.dogbootsactive.com/ these people will custom make boots for you, or may have a stock type that will work. Great people who will listen and help you

    the other ones I’ve used come from Ugly dog https://www.uglydoghunting.com/protective.php they do stay on in water, mud, brush, muck of all sorts. The shoe repair man in town was able to glue another sole on when It got cut up too badly and we got 5 years out of one set.

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    Water Shoes for Dogs?

    I own a beach house on the sound side of Emerald Isle, NC. One of the best reasons for visiting our house is the enjoyment our dogs get swimming and roughhousing in the sound. However the water is full of oyster shells that are as sharp as razor blades. We have a strict rule that no one goes…

  • just buy him/her some dog shoes and he can wear those when ever he goes in the water

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    http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Gear-Dog-Boots-Yell…

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VEOPUK/ref=pd…

    (these are disposable, but might not be sturdy enough [could possibly be cut through by oysters])http://www.amazon.com/PAWZ-Disposable-Reusable-Boo…

    http://www.amazon.com/DOG-BOOTS-Summer-Winter-Prot…

    You can check on Amazon, and read reviews, etc.

    I wouldn’t suggest letting your dogs in the water without some kind of shoes on- it could be very dangerous for the, just like us!

    Badly enough, dogs dont like wearing shoes, so chances are they wont want to wear any kind. i have never used any before, so im not sure which ones are suitable. you really should keep them away if no suitable ones are found

    Good Luck

  • If those shoes you bought didn’t work out, it is unlikely that anything will.

    Sorry to say.

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