Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips for Dogs

January 17, 2014 at 2:57 am

Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips for Dogs

As an integrative veterinarian who practices animal chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture, many of my patients are senior dogs with mobility issues. Through conventional and alternative medicine, I can usually improve mobility and comfort, but I could never affect slipping. I had no solution to the age-old problem of dogs struggling on hard-surface floors.

I used to advise clients to litter their homes with throw rugs, but inevitably their dogs would still choose to lie on the cold, hard floors and struggle to get up off those floors. I needed a biomechanical solution to this biomechanical problem.

Dogs use their toenails to gain traction. In the wild, dogs will flex their paws and use their nails like cleats, digging into the earthen terrain. Unfortunately, when our domestic dogs instinctively attempt to “dig” their hard nails into hard floors to get a grip, the slipping just gets worse.

Enter ToeGrips! Designed for senior and special needs dogs, ToeGrips are natural rubber rings that slide onto dogs’ toenails to:

• Enable traction on floors and stairs
• Reduce the risk of slip-and-fall injury
• Improve mobility, stability, and confidence

They have been invaluable in improving quality of life for my patients and the people who love them! It’s my passion and privilege to share them for your dog!
Dr. Julie Buzby is an integrative veterinarian certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Learn more at www.toegrips.com