Idea Exchange: Booties keep paws clean and dry

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Aug 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff

Any pet that leaves our hospital after undergoing surgery on or suffering trauma to its paws, which necessitates keeping the area clean and dry, is sent home with Gore-Tex (W.L. Gore & Associates) booties. The booties are an easy way to protect the paws, and by sending the booties home with the pet, the owner understands how important it is to keep the area clean. A local distributor makes the booties at his home. He sews Velcro® fasteners (Velcro Industries) around each bootie to keep it on the paw.

The technicians at Rockford Animal Hospital
Rockford, Mich.