A customer of ours bought non slip dog booties to see if it would help prevent her Saint Bernard, Karma from constantly licking her paws due to allergies. Here is her experience:
This is a photo of my St. Bernard, Karma, sporting her new red boots! I purchased the boots because she has serious allergies to…well, just about everything, apparently. She had been licking her two front paws to the point of driving me bonkers! It was especially bad after we would go outside. She was getting to the point that she hated to put her paws in the grass. The issue seemed mainly to be with her front paws though, not her back.
As a last resort I thought of boots to keep the pollen and allergens off of her feet. When I first put them on I thought I would be sending them back the next day. She seemed paralyzed and refused to move. Thankfully, I can usually count on her stomach to make her do things her brain would not do so I got the treat bag. By lunch time she was not only walking around inside, she went outside and walked right in the grass to do “her thing”.
Within 24 hrs. her paw licking was down by about 90%. She knows that she has to put her boots on every time she goes outside and waits patiently at the door while I do just that. Now, I know the grass is not the only allergy she has and I know her paws still itch to some extent and occasionally she will like one for a few minutes, but there is not doubt in my mind that either the grass or the chemicals, the lawn management team in my townhouse complex, uses on the grass were contributing factors to her constant irritation.
While researching boots I did not come across one other person that had tried boots for allergic dogs, so if you are thinking about it… for Karma and myself, they work!