Category: Mobility Support
The traction solution for senior, rehabilitating and special needs dogs, Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips® slide onto your dog’s toenails and enable your pet to gain traction by enabling normal biomechanics.
Dr Buzby’s ToeGrips™ are made of natural nonslip rubber material that grips the floor in a way your dog’s hard toenails cannot.
The cylinders slide onto a dog’s weight-bearing toenails, adhere by friction. ToeGrips create contact with the ground at the GripZone, just behind the bottom of the nail tip and provide instant traction for dogs on hard-surface floors and stairs, such as wood, tile, linoleum, marble, etc.
Dr Buzby’s ToeGrips™ are the only product on the market that use dogs’ normal biomechanics, by providing traction through their toenails. With this unique approach, ToeGrips provide improved mobility and stability, increased confidence, and proprioceptive stimulus.
Here’s how ToeGrips work to help senior dogs, arthritic dogs, and other dogs who struggle on slippery surfaces:
Dr Buzby’s ToeGrips™ are changing dog’s lives with these benefits:
Step 1: Wrap a piece of dental floss around the middle of the toenail.
Step 2: While holding the floss around the nail circumference with one hand, use a fine point Sharpie® to mark across both pieces of floss. This will create two points.
Step 3: Stretch the floss and measure the distance between the two points in millimeters.
Step 4: Repeat for all 4 nails on one front paw and one hind paw (not the dewclaw).
Step 5: Based on the measurements obtained (not the average), use the chart below to find your dog's size. Sometimes a dog will require a combination of two sizes.
ToeGrips will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. Your dog’s size, gait, and environment will determine how long they last. On average, ToeGrips last 4-8weeks. Sometimes, you may need to add a drop of superglue to keep them in place. Watch our video tutorial.
Chloe, a super sweet 2-year-old Rottweiler who enjoyed long hikes with her owners and playing with other dogs, came to Paws in Motion with intermittent right front leg lameness and a head bob. Her owners were very keen to get Chloe back to full function and out hiking again.
A home advice and exercise programme is an essential part of your pet’s recovery to help him/ her successfully meet their goals sooner.