Designed for senior, arthritic, and special needs dogs, Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips are the only product on the market that use dogs’ natural bio-mechanics—enabling traction through their toenails. 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, arthritic, and special needs dogs who struggle on slippery surfaces: Improved mobility and stability and 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!
1. Be sure ToeGrips are right for your dog.
ToeGrips were designed for senior, rehabilitating, and special needs dogs. Dogs that scuff/drag their paws may require affixing the ToeGrips onto the nails using super glue.
ToeGrips are not intended for healthy, active dogs.
2. Select the right size.
Measuring your dog’s nails is recommended for correct sizing. Improperly sized, ToeGrips may fail to help your dog, ride up the nail, or quickly fall off.
For measuring instructions click here
How to measure your dog’s nails for ToeGrips:
Step 1: Wrap a piece of dental floss around the midshaft of the toenail.
Step 2:Hold the floss, wrapped around the nail circumference, with one hand.
Step 3: Use a Sharpie® to mark across both pieces of floss. This will generate two points.
Step 4: Stretch the floss and measure the distance between the two points in millimeters.
Step 5: Repeat for all weight-bearing nails on one front and one back paw.
Step 6: Based on the range of measurements obtained (not the average), use the chart to select the proper size. Occasionally, a dog may require a combination of two sizes.
PLEASE READ REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY AT CHECKOUT. IT IS VITAL YOU MEASURE THESE WITH APPROPRIATE TECHNIQUE AS PER VIDEO. PLEASE CONTACT HOLISTIC ANIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PRIOR TO ORDERING.
Please note: We only stock up to XL purple size.
3. Apply to create the GripZone.
Illustrated instructions are printed inside each package. Please keep in mind that ToeGrips must create the GripZone to enable traction. Correct placement is critical for success AND FOR SAFETY OF APPLICATION. For video instructions click here
4. Monitor daily.
If neglected, ToeGrips can migrate up the nail into the skin and cause harm. Please inspect your dog’s ToeGrips and toes daily to ensure proper positioning. Watch video here.
5. Removing ToeGrips.
ToeGrips will wear and eventually need to be replaced. On average, ToeGrips last 1-3 months. Your dog’s size, gait, and environment will determine how long they last.
ToeGrips should be removed at least monthly to inspect their condition and wear. Before replacing/reapplying the ToeGrips, your dog’s nails should also be inspected and may be trimmed.
(Full set to fit all 4 feet)