Has your pup been licking or chewing their paws to relieve the itchy feeling of dry paw pads this summer? Though dogs are born with tenacious paw pads, they still succumb to cracking just like human heels, and even more so in the heat of summer. But what causes dry cracked dog paws? How do you diagnose and determine the best treatment? We give you the step-by-step guide to helping your pup find relief now.