Dog shoes or dog boots can perhaps give you the most obvious reason to buy dog apparel for your four-leg companion.
Not only do dog shoes are useful to protect your dogs paw from snow, ice and salt in the winter, it can also help to keep it away from broken glass, ticks, rocks, cigarette butts, among other unpredictable objects on the road in all seasons.
In addition, urban owners need to remember that the hot city pavement or sidewalks might burn your dog's paws; walk your dog in the cooler morning and evening hours when appropriate, or - wear a pair of dog booties for him/her.
Aside from all that, dog shoes can keep your dogs paw clean, and even protect your new hardwood floor, and leather sofa seats.
Dog shoes or boots should also fit nicely to your dog. It should have a leg strap to secure it around the leg, and leave room in the paw area, allowing the foot to spread when bearing weight. It should be easy to slip on and off, with Velcro straps attached to the sides.
To measure measure boots:
Place your dogs paw on a blank piece of paper. Trace the front paw and measure the length from the back of the pad to the tip of the longest toenail. Refer to the sizing chart for sizes by measurements.