We have been using Tuf-Foot on our dogs for close to 30 years. It's a great way to get your dogs' pads in top condition before hunting season. I prefer to start using it a couple of weeks before I start running them. We apply it a couple of times a day when possible.
I also use it during the year as a preventative. It soaks in good and can get to small cuts deep in between your dogs pads.
A product I've been using probably close to 30 years now is Tuf-Foot. A dog is only as good as his feet. And early season we can have a lot of trouble with pads with dogs. Tuf-Foot is designed to toughen the pads on your dog. I recommend you start using it as least two weeks prior to season. Apply it at least twice a day. It will strengthen the pads and make them easier for that first couple of weeks of hunting.
"I used this product to condition my pup's feet before hunting the texas gulf coast which is littered with sharp oyster reef. No cuts since using this product."
Golden retriever. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Tuf-foot is a great product and I would recommend this product to anyone who hunts in extreme environments. I used this product to condition my pup's feet before hunting the texas gulf coast which is littered with sharp oyster reef. No cuts since using this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5077 Reviewed: 2013-11-05 Featured Review
"After a couple weeks of applying this to my dogs feet their stamina is substantially better."
English Springer Spaniel/Llewellin Setter. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. After a couple weeks of applying this to my dogs feet their stamina is substantially better. They don't sit around and chew on their feet for days after hunting either. This has made a huge difference in my dogs ability to hunt consecutive days without discomfort. Great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4984 Reviewed: 2013-11-04 Featured Review
"My veterinarian recommended this stuff for my dogs feet condition. He buys it from this site also and passed the info on to me"
Lab. Family pet. My veterinarian recommended this stuff for my dogs feet condition. He buys it from this site also and passed the info. on to me at an office visit...Stuff seems to be helping.. Was impressed with easy purchase and quick shipping....
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6262 Reviewed: 2013-12-06 Featured Review
"Easy to apply, and doesn't bother the dog while applying."
Very easy to apply and it doesn't bother the dog that much at all while applying it. Great stuff too. We hunt here in Western WA in some awful tough country and our Springer needs all the foot protection he can get. Boots absolutely will not work on him so this stuff is perfect.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6198 Reviewed: 2013-12-04 Featured Review
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. I use this religiously for my hands, feet and my dogs' pads. Before I found this product, my hands would tear at least once a month during crossfit workouts, and my dog's pads would get tears every freeze. Since I started using it regularly, I have no rips, and my dogs pads are healthy too.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8124 Reviewed: 2014-02-10
"This product is healing and restoring their pads to their natural state."
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. My dogs seem to really like this product. I live on 2 acres of paving stone paths, and the dogs run on the sandpaper like pavers all day. Their pads were getting torn up. This product is healing and restoring their pads to their natural state.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9594 Reviewed: 2014-04-01
"Do not want to ever be without it in my First Aid kit."
Family pet. When I got my bottle of Tuf-Foot, Teddy had a nasty triangular cut on his left back large pad. It is now all healed from using the product every morning before he goes outside. Do not want to ever be without it in my First Aid kit.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10101 Reviewed: 2014-04-18
"I actually purchased this to try to toughen my feet after a bout of chemotherapy. It did a great job."
Family pet. Has helped my 1 yr old German Shepherd. He is cow-hocked and twists his back legs when he walks, which has led to sore pads. I used Tuf Foot along with Mushers Secret and between the two products, he is no longer limping. Also hooked him up with neighbor's 1 yr old female Weimaraner, and he runs like no tomorrow trying to herd her, getting great workout along the way! Thanks to Steve/GDS for making this possible!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11612 Reviewed: 2014-06-17
Owns 2 dogs. Competes. Purchased this to protect our dogs pads. We have a pool and concrete all in the backyard. So every year we would have to deal with our dogs pads peeling and coming off in chunks because of the hot concrete. My vet told me about this product. I have been using this for the last two years. Our dogs pads no longer are peeling as long as we use this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12039 Reviewed: 2014-07-13
Hunts. Family pet. Bella was limping. Took her to the Vet, and they said that she may have something in her pad and was infected, but they could not find anything. She lives to go out in the fields and run, so I gave the Tuff foot a try, and so far so good.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13078 Reviewed: 2014-08-23
GSP. Hunts. Competes. My dog blew out his pads on our first hunt of the year. We had a 4 day hunt planned 2 weeks later, used the Tuf-Foot leading up to the hunt. His feet were healed and he was ready to roll when the hunt started and I didn't have any issues with his feet on our hunt.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14468 Reviewed: 2014-10-12
Hunts. Headed out opening weekend of Chukar season... Dog's pads got torn up and was worried that I'd be having this issue all season long in the terrain we were in (first season on Chukar). Picked this stuff up after reading some reviews and it works.... We did ~8 miles (Dog had to have done 20+) yesterday in some of the toughest country I've hunted and not one worn pad. This stuff is impressive.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14685 Reviewed: 2014-10-19
"Tuf-Foot for Dogs was easy to apply, caused no stains on upholstery or floors, and most importantly, my dog seemed to tolerate it without any noticeable discomfort and without making a fuss."
Yorkshire Terrier. Family pet. Tuf-Foot for Dogs was easy to apply, caused no stains on upholstery or floors, and most importantly, my dog seemed to tolerate it without any noticeable discomfort and without making a fuss. After using it as directed, she came back from a 2.4mi walk on asphalt and grass surfaces without any injury to her pads and without limping.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15825 Reviewed: 2014-11-22
"It is a great product for the feet and it smells wonderful too."
Hunts. Family pet. Started applying a week ago. For the first my 4 year old Lab doesn't have cuts (including serious tears) on his pads after a few hours of pheasant hunting. This stuff smells terrible!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17809 Reviewed: 2015-01-17
Greyhounds. Owns 5 dogs. Competes. Ran all five of my Greyhounds this weekend and none had any issues with their feet - all had been treated with tuff foot for a couple of weeks. I do lure coursing with them, so they are running hard in fields. Definitely recommend tuff foot.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4321 Reviewed: 2013-10-23
"Apply it 1-2 times a day for the two weeks before you hunt and the dogs feet last much longer in the field."
GWH. Hunts. I bought some Happy Jack pad kote and What A Mess. It was like putting permanent ink on her pads. It may have worked but the mess it made made me not want to apply it. You have to have alcohol to get the stains from your hands. I have used Tuf-foot in the past and it works just fine. Apply it 1-2 times a day for the two weeks before you hunt and the dogs feet last much longer in the field.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4704 Reviewed: 2013-10-31
Hunts. This stuff really works! I brush the dogs feet once a day for 2 weeks before long days of a South Dakota pheasant hunt, and the dogs' feet last much longer. The first 5 years before using Tuf-Foot the dogs' pads wore thin, cracked and bled. Now the pads are like good leather boots on my dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5017 Reviewed: 2013-11-04
"I really like your product. It really helps heal fast any paw issues I have with my dog."
1 German Shepherd and 1 Ret. mix. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. First of all, I love Gun Dog Supply for their great customer service, selection and prices. After looking for a product to help my dogs paw pads not be so rough, I found Tuf-Foot. I called GDS and asked a few questions and placed my order. This stuff rocks!!! I applied it to their paw pads using a cotton pad and after just two applications, I could see a huge difference in the softness of their pads! The bonus is, my own cuticles and finger tips are softer... I highly recommend this product, and will continue to look to Gun Dog Supply for my dogs needs. BTW, mine aren't hunting dogs. Dash the GSD is a working dog, and Breeze the Ret mix is the goofy tag-along :)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3605 Reviewed: 2013-10-18
Demonicus, my dog, hears this whistle and responds immediately to it. It is almost ultrasonic in frequency as It does not sound that loud to humans and the neighbors don't complain about all the whistling...... Worth the money....It won't disappoint you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 369 Reviewed: 2011-02-06
"Tuf-foot is great to put on your fingertips to toughen them."
Tuf-foot is great to put on your fingertips to toughen them. Then when you play a stringed instrument like a guitar, banjo, or mandolin, your fingers don't hurt. It also prevents formation of (or softens existing) callouses. Your fingertips are tough but have no hard edges.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 341 Reviewed: 2010-12-15
"I havenít had a cut on her pads since and she has developed tougher pads as a result of using this product."
Just wanted to thank you for the Tuf-Foot I bought at the beginning of this duck season in SE Virginia. We hunt a large range of places here in VA and a lot of those include oyster and mussel beds in the salt marshes. Before using the Tuff-Foot bonaseptic my Tollerís pads were cut up and raw from hunting divers on the James River in the shadow of the Newport News Shipyards. I havenít had a cut on her pads since and she has developed tougher pads as a result of using this product. Putting the solution on her feet is exceptionally easy and she gets excited when she sees the bottle.
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Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 174 Reviewed: 2010-02-03
Labraodor. Family pet. Our Lab (was a seizure dog for my nephew) is allergic to just about everything. Gets shots, pills special food etc. Poor guy still doesn't get much relief. His paws itch and he chews his pads to rawness. This dog liked the taste of anti-chew products that made us retch! Tuf-Foot gives him instant relief and reduces the redness in the raw spots within hours. He seems to enjoy the application. We apply Mushers Secret on the pads after the Tuf-Foot dries. This combo has healed and maintained his paw pads better than any other regimen tried the past nine years.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3380 Reviewed: 2013-06-04
"I have best results when using it a week in advance of a hunting trip."
GSP. Hunts. Family pet. Seems to work well. My GSP is a couch dog all the way up to hunting season so his feet are very tender when he starts the season of trudging through the brush. Ever since I have started using this product his feet never seem to bother him. It has quite a distinct odor, not a bad one just strong herby like smell. For a house dog you can smell it when he is close to you. Definitely not bad enough not to use the product because I really think it helps his feet a lot.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6026 Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"Within a few days could definitely tell a big difference"
German Shorthair. Hunts. Within a few days could definitely tell a big difference. Her pads began healing from sand burn and became supple and tough. Love this product, although my wife says it stinks, I don't mind it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6192 Reviewed: 2013-12-04
Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Competes. My dog" RED" loves her day chasing birds at field close to our home. So every nite we go out for a 1-2 hours of running. and playing. She came up lame one day we took her to the Yelm Vet and he suggested we try Tuf-Foot for Red and it has eased her pain quite a bit.WE are happy it worked and we still go out for our walks.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3974 Reviewed: 2013-10-19
Hunts. Haven't seen a huge improvement in toughness/thickness, but was enough to make him comfortable enough to hunt again within a week after tearing off a layer of his pad. Easy to apply, does not stain. Intend to try it on the horse's feet too!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15577 Reviewed: 2014-11-14
Family pet. Great turnaround time from order to delivery. I like the fact that it dries very quickly. I haven't used it very much since I bought it, because of medical issues with my dog (not related to this product), but it seems to help the pads.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6950 Reviewed: 2014-01-01
"The product itself works great at toughening up my dogs feet."
labrador retriever. Hunts. Family pet. I find it a little hard to use out of the bottle. I usually dilute it with rubbing alcohol and put it into a spray bottle. The product itself works great at toughening up my dogs feet. I usually start applying it a week or two before hunting season.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8310 Reviewed: 2014-02-17
Family pet. I started using on my dog 2 times a day for a week and now 1 time. We walk every day, but I am not sure if it has really done what I thought it would. I have, and still use the Mushers Wax, but her paws are still so rough. I use the TufBoots when we have to walk through gravel, but she hates them, so I use only for the gravel areas. I will keep using and am going to go back to 2 times a day for another week.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11619 Reviewed: 2014-06-17
"Tuf-Foot seems to have made a difference in toughening up our retired greyhound's pads."
Family pet. Tuf-Foot seems to have made a difference in toughening up our retired greyhound's pads. Her pads have always been extremely thin, so walking on concrete is difficult for her. It's only been a few weeks that I've been rubbing Tuf-Foot on the bottoms of her pads, but already I am seeing a little bit of improvement.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11379 Reviewed: 2014-06-06
"This product worked very well to toughen the pads of my dogs feet."
Brittany,lab. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. The bottle is a little small. It smells antiseptic like. I have a big trip coming up so I will know more then. My vet freaked out and thought he had allergies because his pads were red I won't care about any of this if it actually works.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14483 Reviewed: 2014-10-13
Labrador. Hunts. Competes. I have not had a chance to use it too much yet (came yesterday) but I do wish the instructions would be a little more specific as to the best way to apply. Cotton ball, rag etc what is best so as to not waste it. It has come highly recommended.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4693 Reviewed: 2013-10-31
Owns 4 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. The big test will come Nov.3-6 when we hunt in SD. I'm applying it 1-2 times daily and have been now for a couple of weeks. Will take some with us when we go out there.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14741 Reviewed: 2014-10-21
Hunts. I only gave this product 3 stars because of the length of time it takes to produce a toughened pad area on the dog's foot, and the strong smell it has. This product does work, but I have to start applying it about a month before hunting season to have good results in time for the opener. Also, I wonder if the strong smell can affect the dog's nose. I suggest only applying it outside and have your dog stay outside until the product smell has subsided.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5269 Reviewed: 2013-11-11
Hunts. Tuf Foot is simple "Tincture of Benzoin". We used to use it as an adhesive for "mole skin" to prevent blisters when ruck/road marching in the army. Tinc. Benzoin is a great temporary fix for blisters, (on humans). If you drain then inject a fresh blister, the solution turns to a solid which adheres to your skin for anywhere from an hour to a couple of days, which is usually long enough, but when it comes off, it leaves raw skin. I don't recommend blister injection. It hurts like hell, even if only for a minute. Anyway, that doesn't really apply to a dog. If you could immobilize your dog and keep re-applying this product it may work temporarily, but otherwise they just wear it off running around or at least that was my experience. If you want to try it, I'm sure most drug stores still sell it.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5331 Reviewed: 2013-11-12
Tuf-Foot from Bonaseptic Helps Protect Your Dog's Feet
"We have been using Tuf-Foot on our dogs for close to 30 years." -- Steve Snell
Video of Tuf-Foot for Dogs (Bonaseptic) Tuff for a Tough Dog's Feet
Use Tuf-Foot to toughen your dog's soft, cracked, sore and tender feet. It also aids in protecting feet against bruises, blisters and soreness. Tuf-Foot even acts as a fine healing agent for cuts and scratches. It may be used on all domestic animals and humans. You can also use Tuf-Foot to prepare your dogs paws for special occasions. Use the product daily for up to a week prior to the event you are preparing for. Afterwards, apply it twice a week to maintain the foot.
The active ingredients in Tuf-foot are balsams, peru, tolu, styrex, aleo, and benzoin. Amber colored liquid. 8 fl. oz bottle.
Sometimes called Tough Foot, toughfoot, tuff foot, tuffoot, tufffoot or Tough Feet. Made in the USA.
From the Manufacturer:
Dog paw and pad care. Protect your dog's feet. Whether your dog needs to assist in the hunt, pull a sled, search through rubble, or just hang out in the yard, TUF-FOOT can keep his sensitive paws and pads in excellent condition. TUF-FOOT is guaranteed to toughen and protect soft, sore and tender paws and pads on your dog. TUF-FOOT has been shown to aid in the healing of sore paws and pads, cut pads, and bruises often having remarkable results within a few days. TUF-FOOT also prevents cracking and bleeding of of your dog's pads.
"For the last two years I have been training a Shepard for urban search and rescue. Within two weeks of using your product she didn't have a crack left in her paws and has not cut her feet since." -- Janet from Auburn, WA
TUF-FOOT's pad toughening formula contains no harmful chemicals and is safe for your dog to lick his foot.
"I want you to know how much I've come to rely on Tuf-Foot for keeping my bird dogs pads and tails in good shape. There is nothing like it when it comes to toughening up a dog's feet prior to and during the hunting season. It's the only remedy I use for cut and briar wounds, and to treat those bloody tails on my English Setters." -- Jim, Peyton Ferry Farm, Bowman, GA.
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