Winter is a fun time to get out and play, but in this land of snow and ice, a dog’s paws can take a beating. Frostbite, cracking and even chemical burns from de-icers can damage their tender tootsies. A paw held in the air is usually the first sign of a problem, but luckily, there are a few easy remedies to help avoid this. Simple, yet effective for protecting paws, dog boots are essentially tough socks with a Velcro strap to hold them in place. Some even have treaded soles for extra traction.