Hot Heat Can Cause Horrible Pain For Pooches Paws

If you live in an area with harsh weather conditions it can be very common for your dog to develop lesions or cracked paws. If you suspect your dog has sore paws, you can examine them at home and even massage them if your pooch lets you. A good indication that your dog isn't feeling their best is to touch one of the pads on their paws. If you see them squirm or look uncomfortable, it may be because they have damaged one of their pads.

Remember the old saying, "It was hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk." Well, if your dog could talk, they would probably say it, too. In some states, it's common for the concrete or asphalt reach temperatures upwards of 140-degrees, which isn't hot enough to fry an egg, but it's certainly hot enough to be uncomfortable.

Think back for a moment to all of the times you've jumped, hopped and skipped to a shady spot when you've forgotten your shoes. Whether you were going out to get a newspaper or headed to your car from the beach, a slab of burning asphalt can feel like a layer of hot coals on your feet. For a dog, it's not much better.

A Solution For Hot Dogs

In 1994, a Canadian animal lover named Marianne started Muttluks as a home-based business where she could sell her patented dog boots. According to the company, they started producing dog boots for local pooches who were suffering from cracked paws during the fierce winter months in Ontario.

The company, which bases its business practices on passion and integrity, eventually grew big enough so that could start making products besides snow boots. For dogs in tropical climates, the All Weather Muttluks can create the perfect barrier between the paw and hot pavement. Just like the traditional Muttluks, the All Weather model comes with a waterproof exterior that is made to fit any size pooch. Plus, the self-tightening 3M straps come with a reflective piece of flair; so walking at night is much safer.

Checking Out The Muttluks Business

Today, Muttluks operates out of a state-of-the-art 11,000 sq. ft facility in Ontario where they make all of their products. Since they're a company that was based on helping animals, it should be no surprise that they have some friendly ways that they conduct business.

"The corporate tag line 'Integrity at Work' reflects the company's compassion and commitment to quality and authenticity," says a Muttluks spokesperson. "The tremendous goodwill in the market place toward Muttluks is a direct reflection of the authenticity of the company."

Further proof of their integrity is the selfless actions after the 9/11 tragedies. In 2002 Marianne, was awarded the "Be Kind to Animals Award" by the Toronto Humane Society for Muttluks' donation of more than 850 sets of boots to the 300 Search and Rescue dogs on Ground Zero after the attacks. According to Muttluks website, the shipment of boots to Ground Zero made history as the only package to cross the Canada/US border on a day the border between the two countries was closed. If this isn't enough proof that the Muttluks boots were made tough and that the company cares about the wellbeing of animals, then we don't know what else to say.

In general, it doesn't take a Search and Rescue to appreciate the comfort that a set of Muttluks can bring to an animal. So, the next time you're walking across some hot pavement, take a moment to think about Man's Best Friend. If you think your feet are hot, think about how his paws must feel.

If you're looking for a way to cool your pooch's paws, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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