Even if seven inches of snow hasn’t fallen on your neighborhood yet, it’s time to buy the best dog boots and paw protectors for your pup. Dog boots guard against frostbite and provide traction on slippery, icy sidewalks. As the ASPCA points out, they also prevent melting salt from getting lodged between paw pads. Heck, even dogs living in hot climates may want boots to keep their paws cool on scalding streets. Do allergies cause your pup’s paws to swell and crack? Put boots on those babies!
Some dog boots are cute, some are waterproof, and some—surprise!—aren’t even boots. We’ve rounded up the best dog boots on the market for you and organized them based on the specific needs of your canine BFF.