Should I invest in a pair of shoes/boots for my dog

The boots on my dog are over her dew claws. Is this incorrect fit? I bought them for the width.
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What I do is apply creme to my border collie’s pads every evening before sleep. I also try to keep them out of rocks unnecessarily. If I see some scrapes or soreness in their pads I tape on the dog boots with some healing suave inside – that usually fixes the problem before it gets bad.
So what has my little mixed terrier Billie’s experience been with  boots for dogs?
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I want to keep walking my dog regardless of the weather, but I don't want him to have to suffer for it. Dogs need boots to protecting their feet. Many dogs have boots that is good and beneficial to the feet. I am looking for a pair of cheap shoes for my Pekingese, who hates walking in the thick snow and ice. ETA: I absolutely would put my dog in boots if she let me, just for the walks on the street.
Photo provided by FlickrWe have never tried boots before but I think this would be great for my dog!
Photo provided by FlickrI’m going to try boots for my dog. We went out on a longer than usual, rocky hike and his paw pads on one paw became degloved.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Instructable! Today, it is so cold here in Indiana that my dogs could not walk outside without lifting their feet in pain. I am going to make these boots right now!Ruffwear’s product developer, Patrick Kruse recounts lessons learned during the boot development process: “I have taken my dog mountain biking on several occasions before we were making Grip Trex™ Boots and at that time thought dog booties were unnecessary. In the product development stages of our Grip Trex Boots, I soon discovered that my Australian Cattle Dog, Otis, would be ready to go again within about 30 minutes of rest when wearing the boots after a 17 mile run. This was a considerable difference when compared to running him without boots. Otis would often stay off his feet as much as possible for up to three days when he wasn’t wearing boots! I always thought that Otis simply had sore muscles from the run but the Grip Trex Boot product development testing brought to light the positive impact that booties have against stone bruised and sore pads. Look at the technology in human footwear and how specific shoes allow us to perform at the top of our game for specific activities. Humans rarely head out on any adventure without footwear and yet we often drive our dogs to a new environment and ask them to keep up with us without the benefit of paw protection.Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Instructable! Today, it is so cold here in Indiana that my dogs could not walk outside without lifting their feet in pain. I am going to make these boots right now!LOL that’s my dog Pooch in the “boot dance” link! 🙂 that was his first time in Ruffwear boots, he did get used to them once I took him out for a walk wearing them…