🐾 During extreme hot or cold temperatures, dog shoes can protect paw pads from frostbite in the winter and burns from hot asphalt in the summer.
It is a good idea to check your dog's feet periodically and thoroughly examine the pads for any excessive cracking, burns, cuts or foreign matter such as thorns and glass imbedded in their feet.
Booties can help prevent some of these issues in the extremes of terrain or weather.
There are different ways to measure the size of your dogs paws but the most common one is to just place each paw on a piece of paper and then draw around it, making sure that you get the widest area and the full length of the paw (including the toenails). Then use a rule to measure the total length and width of the paws.