As our eight year old German Shepherd got older, she had increasing difficulty walking on smooth floors. She would slip and slide trying to get traction, nearly falling over. We tried non-skid socks, different lighting (thinking it might be a visual problem), and rubberized powder on her pads. Nothing worked. Until we found these boots. The best part? They can be worn outside when she needs to “do her business” and can be wiped/dried off as needed when she comes back in. No need to remove and put back on each time she goes out.