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View Poll Results: At what temp do you bring your dogs in?
32° 0 0%
single digits 1 20.00%
never 2 40.00%
always 2 40.00%
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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We've been using a product called Musher's Secret all natural paw wax on our dogs' paws this winter in NH. The snow doesn't stick to their feet anymore.
Well if it is that bad, we put boots on the dogs feet...

But I don't know how a wax will work at -40 outside (not windchill), if it did work, I would think the mushers would be using it a lot, but they don't.

Wax works well on cross country skis though...
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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Well if it is that bad, we put boots on the dogs feet...

But I don't know how a wax will work at -40 outside (not windchill), if it did work, I would think the mushers would be using it a lot, but they don't.

Wax works well on cross country skis though...
The reason mushers would not use, IMO, is that it will not stand up to the rigors of such activity for an extended time before it simply wears off. For a "yard" dog, or daily walks I am sure it is great stuff. Also, it will not protect the dogs feet against abrasions and cuts, the main concern for mushers, like booties will.
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