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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PAWZ RUBBER BOOTS

What makes these boots so special?

PawZ boots are disposable, reusable, and 100% biodegradable. The package comes with 12 boots. When one wears out, you simply toss it.

Will my dog like them?

Your dog WILL WEAR PawZ boots.  Whether it’s because there are no zippers or straps, or because there is no padding, dogs accept wearing PawZ dog boots even when they won’t wear other brands.  Feeling the ground through the boot is what gives your dog that needed sense of security.

How do these boots stay on?

They gently hug your dog’s paws like a sock, and stay there until you’re ready to take them off.

Are these boots waterproof or just water-resistant?

PawZ are waterproof.  No other boot protects against liquid chloride and other liquid hazards.

Will my dog be comfortable?

Like a sock, PawZ moves with your dog, allowing for full paw motion and maximum comfort.  Without padding or sole, PawZ allows your dog to feel the ground, providing the needed sense of security not possible with a typical dog boot.  This is the main reason why dogs that won’t wear dog boots will wear PawZ.

What do these boots protect against?

Ice, Lawn Chemicals, Salt, Liquid Chloride, Snow, Fire Ants, Pool Liner Tears, Mud, Clay, Pad Rashes, Post-Surgical Infection, Post-Grooming Dirt, Hot Pavement, and they solve traction control problems.

Are these boots about fashion or function?

While they are very fashionable, PawZ was designed to be functional.  Form follows function to create serious paw protection for your dog.  These are protective boots, not a fashion accessory.  Made of natural rubber, PawZ boots are biodegradable.  And being environmentally green is always in fashion.

Are there any safety tips?

Your best friend’s health and safety is important to us.  That why we got into this business in the first place.  So there are a few things we think you should know in order to experience success maintaining paw health with PawZ Dog Boots. PawZ Dog Boots are waterproof.  Since water can’t get in, it also can’t get out.  Since your dog sweats through the paw, you will often find the paw moist after removing the boot.  For this reason, do not leave the boots on for an extended period of time. Please remove when your dog is resting or inactive.  Dogs should be supervised while wearing boots.  If PawZ are being used with a medical bandage, please be sure to purchase a larger size than usual to accommodate the increased diameter of the leg and surgical bandage.  Please be extra diligent if you or your dog has an existing infection and/or circulation problems, as extended use can exacerbate these conditions.  If you have any questions on the proper use of the boots, please contact Andrea@pawzdogboots.com or call 718-369-8883.

Will they protect paws from hot summer pavement?

Yes! PawZ boots shield your dog’s sensitive paw pads from scorching sand, too.

Will they protect paws from winter ice and snow?

Yes, as tens of thousands of pet parents can enthusiastically agree.

What boot size is right for my pet?

Simply follow the instructions in our simple sizing guide to find out.

Will they cut off circulation in the ankle?

No. These boots fit snugly, but not so tight as to obstruct blood flow. They are not to be left on while your dog is resting or sleeping. They are typically worn while you are out with your dog, and are not intended to be left on all day.

Are they tall enough to fit over the dew claw?

Usually yes, but that depends on how high your dog’s dew claw happens to be. The boot does not have to cover the dew claw, but it should be as high up on the wrist as possible. 

Will they stay on if I take my dog swimming?

Yes. And if you own a swimming pool, our boots will protect the liner from being torn.

Can my dog wear a boot over a bandage?

Yes, but you should choose an appropriate (larger) size that fits over the bandage. Do not leave it on while your dog is resting or sleeping. Use only while your dog is supervised.

What are they made from?

Pure, 100% biodegradable rubber. We tap the sap of sustainable rubber trees. The color is derived from vegetable dye. PawZ boots are non-toxic.

How long will these boots last?

That all depends on your dog’s activity level and the roughness of the terrain. We recommend filing their nails to help increase boot life.

How long can I keep them on my dog’s feet?

We generally recommend removing them after one hour.

How can I clean PawZ boots?

You can wash the boots with a mild soap, pat them dry and add a little corn starch or talc to safely absorb any additional moisture to restore the boots to their original state.

If I go up a size will the opening be bigger?

PawZ boots are designed to fit a dog’s paw anatomy. The opening of the boot goes up minimally as the size increases.  We recommend that you refer to the Sizing Guide to ensure the perfect fit.

MAX WAX

How does MAX WAX help my dog's paws?

Some people choose wax instead of dog boots to keep snow from ”balling” in their pads, to protect from snow melt chemicals or even hot pavement. It is also good for moisturizing cracked pads and nose. It acts as a hydrophobic barrier sealing in moisture.

What sizes are available?

60 grams (tin) and 200 grams (container).

My dog's paws are very dry and rough, will MAX WAX help?

Yes! The special ingredients to protect your pooch’s paws are all-natural, human grade beeswax, lanolin, and vitamin E.

What is lanolin?

Lanolin is a natural and organic chemical that is mainly known for its moisturizing effects on the skin.

What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin.

Is if okay if my dog licks his paws after I apply MAX WAX?

Yes! MAX WAX is all natural, human grade and is non-toxic.

How do I apply MAX WAX?

Apply a thin coat of MAX WAX on pads and between toes approximately once a week or more depending on the level of activity and outside exposure of your dog. We recommend you use this product year round to promote paw health.

Will MAX WAX stain my carpeting or clothes?

MAX WAX, if applied correctly, will not stain your carpet or clothes.

Why is MAX WAX the preferred paw wax?

The PawZ brand has a fanatical level of customer support and is recognized by the customer as the leader in paw protection.

SANIPAW SPRAY & WIPES

What’s the sanitizing ingredient in these products?

Chlorine dioxide, a chemical commonly used to disinfect drinking water that is also the active ingredient in many popular mouthwashes. It safely and effectively eliminates 99.999% of bacteria, viruses and fungus-caused odors on contact.

What common microorganisms is SANIPAW solution known to disinfect?
  • Bordetella (causes Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease)
  • Escherichia coli / E.coli (causes the infectious disease colibacillosis)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (causes listeriotic infection)
  • Pseudomonas (produces that “cornchip” smell)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (causes pneumonia and other infections)
Are SANIPAW Spray and Wipes effective against COVID-19?

While chorine dioxide has been shown to kill many viruses, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have not explicitly endorsed its use for eliminating COVID-19.

What are the other ingredients?

Deionized water, glycerin and Vitamin E, with a touch of soothing aloe vera. Plus, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbet act as preservatives.

Are sprayed or wiped paws safe to lick?

Yes! SANIPAW Spray and Wipes are 100% safe for daily use. The sanitizing solution they contain is non-toxic.

How often can I use these products?

After every walk outside. SANIPAW Spray and Wipes are also great for spot cleaning mud and other “stuff” your dog might track inside.

Will the SANIPAW solution stain my carpeting or clothes?

No.

Do these products contain any alcohol?

No.

Are they scented or unscented?

SANIPAW Spray and Wipes are entirely fragrance-free.

Are they hypoallergenic?

The ingredients in these products are not known to trigger an allergic response. They also don’t cause resistance to antibiotics.

Can I flush SANIPAW Wipes?

Please don’t! This product, just like all wipes, can clog your drains and pipes. Please only dispose of used SANIPAW Wipes in the trash.