Today, we will be loooking at the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors. These are lightweight dog boots made by ZHANGU.
So, first things first, there is a question we have to answer before we go any further. And we will be doing that in the next section.
Who Can Wear The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors?
These shoes are basically for small dogs or puppies.
Though they come in sizes as large as the X-Large, they happen to run really small, so, don’t be deceived.
Also, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors will be really good for dogs who have arthritis or are struggling with traction.
Features Of The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors
The upper parts of these shoes are made with double-layer, breathable, mesh fabric.
The shoes are further hemmed around with a soft, durable cloth.
These materials allow these shoes to be really breathable and comfortable for your dog’s paws.
They ensure that air can easily come in, and thus, your baby’s paws stay cool and well aerated.
The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are designed with flexible, water-resistant, non-slip, faux leather soles.
These soles are great for stability, especially if your dog has arthritis.
The shoes are also designed with soft, flexible cuffs at the top, and wide Velcro straps for fastening. These straps make the shoes easy to put on, but difficult to slip off.
The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are available in 2 different colors.
There is the sleek and classy all black. And you also have the attractive, eye-catching red and black combo.
Whichever color option you decide to go for, you are going to be having a cute set of dog boots on your hands, for sure.
These shoes are available in four different sizes – Small, Medium, Large, and the X-Large.
Here, we will be giving you the dimensions of each of the sizes.
But before that, please, always ensure that you take accurate measurements of your dog’s paws, compare with the size chart, before placing your order.
If your measurements are between sizes, go for the bigger one, as these shoes quite often run small.
And we would advise, also, to help avoid the eventuality of getting shoes smaller than expected, that you add about 0.2 inches to your measurement, before placing your order.
Anyway, below are the inner sole dimensions of the available sizes, according to the company.
Pros Of The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors
The upper parts of these shoes are made with mesh fabric, which happens to be one of the most breathable materials for dog shoes.
In these shoes, your dog will be guaranteed maximum comfort, as they allow for easy inflow of air. Therefore, his paws are sure to stay cool every time.
Also, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are pretty lightweight.
This means that your dog will be comfortable wearing these shoes anywhere and everywhere, as he won’t be doing any heavy lifting with his feet.
Now, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are designed with cuffs and then wide Velcro straps. These two features help to make the putting on and taking off processes easier.
At the same time, the straps, if well fastened ensure that the shoes won’t just slip off from your dog’s feet while in use.
And not only are these shoes easy to use, but they also save you a whole lot of time and effort.
Time and effort that you put into cleaning after your dog each time he comes into the house from trips outside, especially on rainy days, when it’s really muddy outside.
3. Stability & Traction
A couple of dog owners who have tried these shoes have attested to the fact that these are great shoes for your dog if he has stability problems.
For dogs who have ageing bones, arthritis, injuries, or just had surgeries, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are just the shoes to get for them.
Dogs who fall into any of those categories are sure to encounter problems with traction; worse on slippery surfaces.
These soles of these shoes are non-slip, and thus, will help them deal with those problems.
There is another advantage that the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors have for dogs with injuries, or who just had surgeries. Look out for that in the next subsection.
4. Protection & Safety
These shoes are made with flexible, non-slip, faux leather soles.
Now, what this means is that, not only do these shoes keep your dog from slipping and falling, they also protect his paws from getting harmed.
Whether from grass cuts, asphalt, snow, ice, or whatever sharp objects on the roads, these soles are your best bet to keep his paws protected.
Now, for dogs with injuries, or dogs that just had surgeries, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors help to protect them from licking their injuries.
At the same time, these shoes are breathable, and therefore, help the injuries heal more quickly.
Cons Of The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors
So, as we mentioned earlier, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors run pretty small; and that can be pretty disappointing.
Apparently, what one sees on the size chart isn’t always what one gets, and that can be frustrating.
Furthermore, these shoes, when used for very intense activities, tend to wear off pretty easily.
It appears that the mesh fabric isn’t so durable, and so, should only be used for not very intense activities.
Also, these shoes quite commonly spin around on paws while in use; such that the mesh moves under and the soles come on top.
This one is really frustrating, and could be pretty dangerous, too.
Because when the non-slip sole no longer has contact with the floor, it invariably means that the shoes won’t be giving any traction, which is risky for your dog.
Alternatives To The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors
High End Option — HaveGet Waterproof Dog Shoes
These are unique dog boots made by HaveGet for dogs of different breeds and different sizes.
They are available in a wide variety of sizes, spanning from the XX-Small to the XX-Large, so, you can see how.
The HaveGet Waterproof Dog Shoes are made with water-resistant materials, and so, are good for outdoor activities, even in the rain.
These shoes are really fancy, too. All HaveGet Waterproof Dog Shoes come in a really attractive fluorescent orange color.
This color is not only a good fashion choice, but also, a really safe option.
This color glows in the dark, and therefore, makes the shoes a good choice if you will be taking a lot of early morning and/or late evening walks with your dog.
There is a lot more to say about these boots, and if you want more information, then check out our HaveGet Waterproof Dog Shoes review.
Opposite Spectrum — Petacc Water Resistant Dog Boots
The Petacc Water Resistant Dog Boots are shoes made with water resistant materials.
The soles are made with superior polyvinyl chloride materials; natural rubber and are also resistant to water.
Designed with a wide split seam top opening, and Velcro straps, these shoes are made easy to put on and take off; pretty easy to use generally.
Furthermore, coming in a very attractive red color and 2 different shades of black, these shoes are really cute. And safe, too, considering they also have reflective stripes.
The Petacc Water Resistant Dog Boots are available in 5 different sizes, ranging from size 4 to size 8. Therefore, these shoes are sure to suit quite a range of dog breeds.
To find out more, check out our review of the Petacc Water Resistant Dog Boots.
|ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors||HaveGet Waterproof Dog Shoes||Petacc Water Resistant Dog Boots|
|Material||Double layer, breathable, mesh fabric.||Water resistant materials||Water resistant materials|
|Soles||Faux leather||Rubber||Natural rubber|
|Color||Black; red and black.||Fluorescent orange||Red; black.|
|Size||Small to X-Large||XX-Small to XX-Large||Size 4 to 8|
What Do People Think About The ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors?
So, we will start from the not very good thoughts about these shoes.
Well, people have complained that the dimensioning of the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are not very accurate.
Apparently, even after some customers accurately measured their dogs’ feet, and compared with the size chart, they ended up with shoes too small. They were obviously not very impressed.
Also, the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are apparently not very durable; especially when used for intense activities.
A couple of customers mentioned that after a few intense activities, these shoes began to wear off. Again, customers were very unimpressed.
Furthermore, some dog owners have reported that these shoes quite often spin around while in use; such that the soles of the shoes come to the top.
Anyway, to the pretty good thoughts.
People have said that the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors are indeed very breathable and comfortable.
Many have recommended these shoes for dogs who just had surgeries, or have injuries.
According to them, the shoes help keep your dog from licking the wounds, at the same time, are breathable enough to help the injuries heal quickly.
Also, people seem to be really impressed with the stability that the faux leather soles of the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors give. And a lot of people have recommended these for dogs with arthritis.
We think that ZHANGU did a pretty decent job making these shoes, but could have done better.
Firstly, we are tired of seeing shoes which give dogs good traction spin around their feet while in use.
Because, when this happens, the whole purpose of the non-slip soles is defeated.
Also, the dimensioning is one thing we think ZHANGU could, and should do better with.
But to try and avoid getting shoes smaller than expected, remember our tip; add an extra 0.2 inches to your measurement before comparing with the size chart.
Anyway, we love how much comfort the ZHANGU Dog Paw Protectors appear to give to dogs.
The mesh fabric is obviously doing a really good job at allowing proper aeration for paws. That is really impressive.
Also, the non-slip, faux leather soles, are another pretty impressive feature. If you have tiled or hardwood floors, then really consider getting these.
Well, what do we think? Pretty good dog shoes, but there is room for improvement, still.
So, what about you? What do you think?