Every now and then a unique dog product comes along that I absolutely must share with Fidose of Reality readers. Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips for dogs is that product. Designed for slipping/weak senior dogs, they are also helpful for disabled and rehabilitating dogs. So if you have a dog with back or mobility issues, have a home with hardwood floors, or have a dog who is a bit older and could use some stability due to arthritis, slowing down, joint issues, or any other host of health issues: This is the product for your pooch.
Right off the bat, Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips are not a fashion statement and it is not nail polish. When my dog, Dexter, tore his two ACLs – yes, both legs and almost a year apart to the day – these toe grips would have been beneficial during his recovery.
Here’s the Scoop
Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips provide instant traction and confidence for dogs who struggle on hard-surface floors and stairs—such as hardwood, tile, linoleum, marble, etc.
With this unique patent-pending approach, here’s how ToeGrips work to help senior dogs, arthritic dogs, and other dogs who struggle on slippery surfaces:
- Improved mobility and stability
- Increased confidence
- Reduced risk of slip-and-fall injuries
- Plus, you no longer have to consider covering your whole house in mats and runners. Throw rugs are gone with ToeGrips!
Do Dogs Chew Them Off?
Since these ToeGrips rest on the nail and are not in contact with sensitive tissue/skin, 97 percent of dogs do not seem to notice them, even dogs who are notorious for resenting things on their paws, according to Dr. Buzby.
Putting Them To the Test
Kim Kiernan, Social Media Manager for Welcome Home Dog Rescue, discovered Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips at BlogPaws.
Poppy and I love Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips! Dr. Buzby is a holistic veterinarian who invented this wonderful product. She fit Poppy with a full set of red Toe Grips (size small) at the BlogPaws Convention, so we could try them out. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result! The nails are trimmed first while the Toe Grips are placed in a shallow dish of rubbing alcohol. The alcohol allows the rubber pieces to slip easily over each nail. Dr. Buzby told me that a set can last for as long as three months with proper maintenance. Each dog is different. Poppy may have more displaced Toe Grips since she slightly drags her back paws.
I have to check each of Poppy’s 16 nails everyday, to make sure the Toe Grips are still in the proper place, in what Dr. Buzby calls the “grip zone.” When they’re placed properly, part of the rubber grip has contact with the floor. This is what makes them so effective in helping the mobility of arthritic and other special needs dogs. Poppy has had 3 disc ruptures and 2 spinal surgeries from IVDD. For the first time since 2012, Poppy can run on slippy floors. She can sit on my laminate floor! Poppy has some permanent neurological challenges, but the Toe Grips are teaching her to fully pick up her back paws when she walks. I’m so grateful to Dr. Buzby for inventing this wonderful product! So many dogs have mobility and slippage issues as they get older. This product will end up helping a lot of dogs!
And here is Poppy wearing them with a fab video to show them in action:
I met Dr. Buzby at the conference and can confirm she really cares about animals and their well being, with her genuine love of what she does and it shines!
If you want further information and to buy Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips, click here.
Note: We were not compensated for this post and we just believe in sharing fab products for the overall health and well being of dogs. Opinions expressed are our own.
If dogs eat them, the material is food grade and safe.
Be sure to get the right size!