Lab needs some booties

Discussion in 'Hunting Dogs' started by FatLabrador, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. FatLabrador

    FatLabrador Well-Known Member

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    My mates got two front saw paws on each outside inbteew toe and big pad are raw (may post pic tomorrow. what dog boots do ya recommend. what ive looked at from shoof cost a heap compared to what i ca get online. any help appreciated :)
     
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    I got a single one in case of an injury off back on track, happy wih some of their other products but yet to use the bootie. It even has a vibram sole! Seems to look okay with thick material, wasn't cheap though from what I recall
     
  3. FatLabrador

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    Make sure you get a video of the first try on, best laugh you can get
     
  5. berg243

    berg243 Well-Known Member

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    does your local vet have any .what ones do the drug dogs use they look ok.
     
  6. Munsey

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    There a place down Ranfurly way I'm pretty sure makes them (snow sled dogs ). I'll try find link for you .
    My dogs aways tearing his pads up ,they heal up in no time , when we had pig dogs ,it was the bully breads that always had soft pads . Walking them at the beach is supposed to help harden them up ( someone may back this up )

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  8. kawhia

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    Need to condition the pads not cover them up, salt water will help once they are stuffed.
    Exercising on different surfaces helps and you get some stuff from the vets to harden them up too.
     
  9. FatLabrador

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    It's not the pad, ahh to hard to explain I'll take a pic tonight
     
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  11. Pineapple

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    [MENTION=6479]FatLabrador[/MENTION] - based on your description I think my Lab x has had this a couple of times now (only in 1 paw) vet told me it was a skin allergy and $25 worth of steroids and he was all good after a couple of days and was fine for about 12 months then it came back again. Another dose and he is all good again.
     
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    my father used to use the footrot dip for sheep for the dogs feet before they went back to the freezing works for the start of the season to help harden up the feet and kill off any bugs otherwise they would run their pads off in the first few days back in the sheepyards.
     
  13. FatLabrador

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    Yes that's it he's been on storoids for his skin alleragy and the foot thing ant going away apart from when he went to the beach for a week think it just needs to dry out
     
  14. Pineapple

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    Ah right - sounds like my boy only had a mild case as there didnt appear to be any other problem areas and the paw healed up real quick which stopped him from constantly licking it. Hopefully a bootie fixes it - best of luck.
     
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  17. EeeBees

    EeeBees Well-Known Member

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    FatLabrador, Lion Country Supply have a selection of dog boots ...

    Gun Dog Supplies & Hunting Dog Training Collars & Equipment ... enter dog boots in the search field ... I have bought gear etc from this company over the years, their service is fantastic ...


    Soaking the dog's paws in a tepid solution of salt and water is helpful ...
     
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    Ryan Semper excretia

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    I never wander into or comment on the dog section (not because of any angst / opposing views, just don't own a dog anymore) but I've to admit that the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the thread title was that it might be a wanted ad for a breeding program or something... :eek:h noes:
     
  19. gsp follower

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    easier to do this than arse about with boots.
    just ease them into it till the harden up.
    taupo pumice and shale down here will lame a dog up quick if they arent eased into it.
     
  20. kawhia

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    Looks like he has no working pad surface.....used to use air dried sheep skins in the dog box for my old lockleys the oil in the wool helped.
     

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