Chilly weather can cause dry cracked paws in dogs. Also, pet allergies, hot pavements, and harsh detergents can cause your pup’s paws to crack. Cracked paws if untreated can end up being painful and hinder your dog’s mobility. You can use shea butter or coconut oil to moisten and soothe dry cracked paws. Pet-friendly paw-balm can also be used for the same purpose.