I wish to answer a question that keeps coming up. Paw wax, under many names (like Musher’s Secret and Paw Balm), is basically a wax based lotion. It is used to keep paw pads from cracking in cold weather. It absorbs nicely into the pads and keeps them soft and supple. It provides absolutely no protection from hot pavement. You might as well put Crisco on your feet and walk barefoot down the driveway in 95 degree weather. At that temperature the road can be 140 degrees F. Your electrician is not allowed to set your water heater above 120F because it can scald your baby to death. If you cannot go barefoot, even with wax on your feet, your dog cannot. We see people at Disney having trouble in Crocs because the soles are too thin. If your dog’s shoes won’t stay on, they are probably too big. If the dew claw is rubbing, try Neopaws. They have a wrapping system that goes around the dew claw. Those boots stay on all day and the owner will actually get on the phone with you and walk you through the sizing if you aren’t sure. When I ordered boots she called me and told me I had the wrong sizes, and she was correct. Saved me hundreds of dollars. Please think twice about using paw wax on your dog’s feet instead of boots. Every parent of a toddler has been there. We’ve had to run them down and sit on them and jam them into clothes and shoes and drag them to school howling, only to get that call from the teacher saying he’s running around the playground in his nothin’ons again. No? Only me? Well, dogs are easier to train. Boots cost a lot less than a vet bill.
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