With older and special needs dogs it can be hard to get around the house. Slipping happens and this can be painful and cause your dog to worry about falling. There are so many supplements, socks, putting rugs all over the house, but there are pros and cons with all of them. Supplements don’t help with traction, socks can come off or flip around, but what about putting something on the nails that can help dogs grip onto the surface? Introducing…Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips™!
ToeGrips have been around since 2011 and are an invention by Dr. Julie Buzby who is a veterinarian who had her own practice, but now lives in South Carolina practicing part-time. She came up with the idea of ToeGrips when one of her furry senior dog clients came to her with rubber rings glued to her nails thanks to the dog’s inventive dad. This got the ball rolling as Dr. Buzby realized that no one else had utilized the nails to get the dog to have more traction.
|We actually met Dr. Buzby at BarkWorld 2015! It was great meeting her and her team after chatting so long about doing this review (we actually tried them out before for a social media review)|
|ToeGrips make dogs happy|
So ToeGrips are made out of an engineered material which contains some natural rubber latex. (Do not use if you are allergic to latex, dogs do not have a problem with it though) This is how it works: Part of the grip will touch the ground (this is called the GripZone™) which will give your dog extra oomph when pushing down on the ground to walk around or get up from the floor.
There are sizes from XS to XXXL. To figure out what size your pooch needs, take some dental floss and wrap it around the widest nail. Mark it with a marker, unwrap, and then measure how long it is from one mark to another. This is the nail circumference. Use the guide on the ToeGrips website to get the size for the grips.
They are actually pretty easy to put on! Just support your dog’s paw and slide it on the nail. I used my fingernail to get it in the right diagonal position and it didn’t take me long to get them on all 4 paws. Make sure that your pup’s nails are trimmed beforehand and trim any hair that could prevent the ToeGrips from touching the floor. I like to make this process as easy as possible by having some yummy treats to reward with!You can see his improvement in action here:
So I know what you all are wondering…do they really work? We have tried these on two separate occasions and I gotta say there is a difference! It might be hard to tell because Jake isn’t too bad off at all, but he is definitely more confident when he walks around and he can get up quicker from a laying down position. I have seen many testimonial videos showing remarkable improvement in no time at all so these really work.
|Walkin' on Sunshine|
In a Nutshell...
- Dr. Buzby is a veterinarian who has invented ToeGrips to help senior or special needs dog walk around with ease
- These grips go around the nail and provide needed traction for the dog
- The change is instant and ToeGrips has helped so many dogs!
- You can buy ToeGrips on their website for $29.99. With an affordable price and a 60-day money back guarantee you can't go wrong!
|"Yes, I know I am handsome with my green toes…"|
Learn more about Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips here!
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We are also having a giveaway for one lucky winner to win a package of ToeGrips in the size of their choice! [ARV $29.99]
U.S. only, 18+ Ends 3/12/2016 8:00 am EST
(Please note that these are not meant for young, active dogs and only senior and special needs dogs)
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.@DrBuzby 's ToeGrips help your senior dog gain traction & prevent slippage! Giveaway: https://t.co/YT96cYw5MJ #ad pic.twitter.com/gA1LExFlUE— Abby Chesnut (@TheChesnutMutts) February 27, 2016