Some of us think of dog socks and laugh at the idea. What a lot of people don’t realize is that dog socks have tons of great benefits, seriously. Sure, they look cute as heck to boot, but, they also keep our furry friends warm and cozy (among other things, but we’ll get to that in a moment). We’ve done some research for you, and we’ve come up with some of the best dog socks on the market. They don’t just look cute either; they offer real benefits for you dog. Now let’s get to it!
WHY PUT SOCKS ON DOGS?
There are actually several reasons, and there are several different types of dog socks to use in those instances. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons, and here they are!
Temperature control is one of the main reasons that people seek out dog socks. The socks help keep your dog warm and allergy free during the months of less than ideal weather.
Do you have a house with slippery floors? Is your dog reaching the “senior” age? These are a few reasons why it’s important to invest in some socks that will provide traction for your dog.
Socks give traction to senior dogs that may have arthritis or hip dysplasia. They also help stabilize dogs who have issues with their hips and might get injured if they’re stretched out too much.
Speaking of stabilizing; if you have a three-legged dog, these are an excellent investment. This will help them keep their traction while they’re walking around. Every little bit helps!
If you’re taking your dog on a hike in a rocky area. It might be a good idea to cover your dog’s feet with socks that have rough bottoms. This will also work if you have a dog that has a wound on its foot. A sock will help protect the foot and keep it from getting injured worse or an infection.
Yes; people do this, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve done it at well. Some dogs just look really cute with socks on. There are plenty of different shapes, colors, and styles that will complement any type of dog.
Another great thing about dog socks is that they’re simply easier to use and to put on your dog than dog shoes. Dog shoes are also super clunky and they can be uncomfortable for dogs, especially ones with larger paws. The socks are a great compromise.
All that being said, what are the best socks for dogs on the market? We’ve put together a list of items that encapsulate all of the things we’ve talked about, plus they look good as well!
These are great socks for dogs. They’re great looking, and they’re super warm as well. Each set of socks are about 2.8” x 1.3” when they aren’t stretched. They’re durable, as they’re made of good quality cotton and spandex.
They’re thick enough to protect their paws from anything that might injure them. Also, they’re thick enough to keep your dog’s paws warm in the winter time and when they walk on ice or snow.
It will help when they’ve been playing outside and you want them to crawl up next to you on the couch without getting it dirty! Each pack includes one sock per foot for one dog. We’d recommend you use the measurements provided before and make sure the socks will fit your dog adequately.
These socks are absolutely adorable. They’re complete with fun graphics on them that would look very stylish on your pup. They come in all different sizes, including small, medium, large, and extra-large.
They are knit woven with no-slip bottoms that won’t skid. Additionally, they have some really cute themes, such as: bears, pigs, ballet shoes, etc.
The best thing about these socks, however, is probably the price. You can buy these socks for under $5!
We think that’s an excellent value for the sock that you get. We highly recommend checking out these top-sellers!
These socks are a bit more expensive than the others we have reviewed. It’s for good reason too. They have an excellent silicone sole that helps keep your pup on all fours. They’re also super comfy.
Almost like you want to stick your own feet in them (I haven’t tried that; I promise). They also have much more surface area than other socks do. This makes them incredibly safe and incredibly functional. This particular sock length is 4 ¾ inch and it’s 2 inches wide.
Overall it’s a great sock for the buy. Like we said, it’s a bit more expensive than some of the others, but we think you’re getting a safe and functional sock for that price, and it’ll last forever.
We heard a ton about the Power Paws, so we had to check them out ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised that the sock lived up to its expectations. These socks are long, but they’re super effective.
They protect the paws from heat as well as cold with their breathable design. Their designs support dogs that are anywhere from 7 to 90lbs. They come in sizes that range from 1.4 to 3 inches and 1 to 2 inches wide. They also help a lot with dogs that have extra-long nails.
Overall, they’re just an excellent sock with a well-built brand. They are quite expensive compared to the other socks we’ve reviewed.
However, they can still be picked up for under $25, and they’re definitely built to last, so we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. We highly-recommend this pair!
This is another pair of RC’s, but they are built differently than the first ones we showed you. They’re very cool and stylish looking. They have excellent, stylish anti-slip soles. They’re also made from durable, quality cotton.
These socks are made for a smaller breed, as the length is 3 -5/8 inches high and 2 inches wide. However, RC does offer sizes that are larger than that. They’re just a fun and functional way to help your aging senior dog out when they start to have trouble standing and walking on slippery surfaces.
These socks can be picked up for an even $10. They’re great, fun, and well-made socks that will help plenty when your dog needs them. We highly recommend them for that price.
Socks can be cute and a bit funny looking on dogs. However, people don’t realize all the wonderful benefits they offer. They can become all but necessary when your dog gets into his senior age and needs help walking on certain surfaces. Your dog may fight you a bit to get them on, but it’s a much better compromise than dog boots, and they’re easier to get on as well. They just need some positive reinforcement when you’re going through the process of putting them on, and they’ll likely grow to love them. We wish you luck going through this process!