Bowserwear was created for its founder's dog, Jake, who suffers from allergies. He gets flair ups a few times a year where his feet and ears will itch and he will chew and scratch until they are red and raw. These booties are made with a patented material "Breath-O-Prene? technology that is used in many medical devices and enhances healing by allowing air to flow and wicks away moisture. They also have developed an adhesive non adherent gauze insert that turns the pet bootie into a bandage. So you no longer have to wrap an injured paw in gauze and the gauze stays in place inside the boot. Their paw protective booties wrap around the paw so you can get good fit and the velcro closure helps keep them in place.