How to keep sand spurs out of my dogs feet?

by Drd24082300
We recently moved to the beach and my 75 lb dog, Tucker is constantly getting pointy sharp sand spurs buried inbetween his toes. Is there a way to protect his feet from these irritating little things?
Tucker taking his bear for a walk
  5 answers
  • Morgan Morgan on Jun 01, 2017

    Dog shoes. It also protects their feet from hot concrete/macadam surfaces.

  • Oh how adorable! Try the shoes, and hope you have luck. All 3 of mine refuse so I pick out with tweezers after every walk. Luckily where they are, we do not go to that often. 3+ walks a day, I would be doing nothing but cleaning them up.

  • C.B. C.B. on Jun 02, 2017

    Leather Dog shoes are the best way to keep those burrs at bay! The thicker the leather the better, there is less penetration of the burr hook into the thicker leather...then it's a matter of your dog accepting the wearing of the shoes. Some dogs pull them off with their teeth; but you can put some elastic lacing through the top holes in the front shoe, run the elastic over the shoulders of the dog & through the top holes of the second front shoe. Do like wise with the back shoes, but run the elastic through the elastic that is over the shoulders THEN to the other back shoe...less chance of them coming off by themselves.

  • Inetia Inetia on Jun 02, 2017

    If Tucker doesn't take to the shoes you might try shaving as much of the hair between the toes as you can. He'll pick up fewer and they'll be easier to find and remove. It could be debated whether or not the hair between the toes is there to protect but in the case of burs/thorns we know it traps them. You can get little battery operated shavers about 5 inches long with a 1 inch shaving head at Walmart for 10 or $12. It's what I use for toe grooming.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 04, 2017

    That is a really cute dog