Dog owners may have wondered whether their dog needs boots to protect their paws from the cold and ice. It will depend on the individual dog’s cold tolerance as well as the breed and how long the dog will be outside.
Online research reveals the earliest mention of dog boots in the October 1972 issue of Field and Stream... Vets agree that their paws are vulnerable to serious injury during a sled race such as the Iditarod. Or any activity outside, especially in icy or snowy conditions.
Going into a dog shop (or browsing an online one), can be overwhelming with all the options and choices, but before you spend your doggie dollars on an entire seasonal wardrobe or a bunch of extras, make sure you cover the basics.