Serious paw protection against ice, chemicals, salt and rashes. Dog shoes were designed to prevent burning pads, promote healing on cut pads, and to comfort hip dysplasia during walks and sporting activities. They also protect against injury from dragging paws. Dog shoes offer shock absorption and prevent dogs from slipping on icy or wet surfaces both inside and outside. If your dog is allergic to grass, dog shoes are ideal for covering his paws and protecting him from a contact allergy.