Pawz, one of the latest fashion statements for dogs, are designed to give Fido some serious paw protection. More like a sock than a shoe, they are made from biodegradable natural rubber and fit securely without fasteners or straps. Available in a range of colors and sizes, they promise comfort and safety for a much loved pooch.

Pawz rubber boots are waterproof, washable and reusable, and are reportedly suitable for all types of terrain. A barrier against rough dirt, mud, ice and snow, they also protect against hazards such as chemicals and fire ants. Importantly, the boots do not have any padding inside, giving the dog a sense of security in being able to feel the ground beneath its feet. Made from flexible rubber, they are also said to allow dog paws a full range of motion, for maximum comfort.

Pawz are available in packs of 12, and each set of boots may be worn a number of times. A range of sizes cater for all breeds of dog, from green boots for Great Danes to bright yellow Wellingtons for Chihuahuas. They are priced from GBP 12.99 to 15.99 (US$20.81 to $25.62) at Anything Dogz.