Protect your dog's paws from Grass Seeds and Bindis

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Aussie grass seeds and bindis are like cryptonite to the canine paw.

The ground is not always kind to our canine friends.

if the grass is rife with nasty bindis you may find your dog just standing stock still. No way is your dog is walking. Those mighty little prickles are bloody painful. You might not always understand why this is happening because you are wearing shoes! Australia has some of the most vicious bindis around.

The other culprit we are discussing here is grass seeds. During a bad grass seed season some dogs just get seed after seed lodged into their paws. Infections and painful vet procedures to follow. Trip after trip to the vet for paw injuries can leave your dog in pain, your pockets empty and your attitude poor.

Dog Boots... you & your dog's ticket to freedom!

in painful paw territory there are really no other options other than avoidance. Which is tricky at times. But the good news is that dogs adjust really quickly to boots. They understand right away that the world is a better place with the boots ON and will happily have their dog boots put on. That part is hard for people to visualise until they see it happening!

Grip Trex Boots are the right boots for this job

Why? These boots have the best sole, virtually unpenetrable... certainly not by any bindi or grass seed Australia has to offer. The sole is made of Vibram which is a lightweight high tech material designed for soles of state of the art human hiking boots and runners. This material provides impeccable traction and paw protection.

We tend toward the heat here in Australia. Understatement! Grip Trex Boots are made with a sturdy mesh upper for excellent breathability. This is a great benefit in our hot weather and makes it possible for dogs to wear them for longer stints comfortably. It's important to keep in mind that dogs do sweat from their paws. The Ruffwear Boot Liners can also help to keep the skin safe and dry.

Here's what people say about Grip Trex Boots:

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Thank you Waggle for my sanity. Chans new boots have been a life saver for in between his toes with the abundance of grass seeds this season." - Geraldine Hannon, GOOBARRAGANDRA NSW

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I bought the boots for when my dog & I go to the Central Tablelands & encounter many different burrs. As she is a town dog her feet are tender. We've yet to go & try them out, but the performance of her while I am training her to get used to them is worth the money they cost. It's hilarious!" Di Roberts

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Very happy with these boots. It did take a little trial and error to get the fit just right but once I worked it out they stayed on, even when running. I also had the sock liners in use with the boots as recommended and my dog had no rubbing or blisters, except for where one of his dew claws had slipped out and rubbed on the top of the boot. I used a little pet bandage to cover the dew claws and put the liners and boots back on with no more issues. We were in an area with lots of tiny cactus and other small thorned plants and these boots were a godsend and saved my dogs feet. Very happy with my purchase." - Jenee Benning

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Streamline process for ordering, great communication, prompt delivery despite COVID-19 !Being the first pair of shoes ever purchased for a dog, the foot measuring tool was spot on, the shoes were of a high quality and as they were purchased for medical purposes, am impressed how they have done the job of improving my dog's mobility, protecting a wound and ensuring her safety 100%. Money well spent.Excellent customer service, very satisfied client. Well done Waggle" - Jay, Brighton VIC

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We've used the Ruffwear Dog Grip Tex boots for two of our previous dogs, a disabled Kerry Blue Terrier and an elderly Wolfhound, and they helped both enormously. Both Rags and Lucy had at least an extra 12 months with us because of these boots, which made it so much easier for them to get around as they grew older, and we're so grateful for that extra time. Our current purchase of Ruffwear Grip Tex boots is for my sister's aging German Shepherd Lilly, who has started to slip over on their tiled floors. The boots are working beautifully and she is getting used to moving around at something like her old speed and with much more confidence. Thanks so much!" - Antony Davis

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Amazing Boots! Winston our dog no longer gets sore paws at the beach. These boots are of very high quality and durable. We were very impressed with them! Thanks Waggle :-)" - Kate Border