|ToeGrips make Gibson a happy Husky!|
|Gibson has had weak hind end issues for years.|
|Gibson on one of the throw rugs.|
First, you need to measure your dog's nails. Simple directions on how to do this are on the ToeGrips website.
Once the ToeGrips are ordered and have you have them, putting them on only takes a few minutes and are quite easy to do. Full instructions on website and in the package.
|Courtesy of ToeGrips.com|
|Gibson's paw with ToeGrips on.|
At first I thought Gibson would nibble at them and manage to pull them off, but they are pretty secure, he did not bother them, and doesn't seem to mind them being on at all! ToeGrips recommends replacing every one to three months, depending on your dog's wear and tear. They need to be checked daily to ensure they did not shift position and get too close to the nail bed. Always have nails in good shape and trimmed prior to putting on the ToeGrips. (And with Gibson being a wooly Husky, a trim to the fur around the paw pads as that fur can make them slide). Gibson is green for large, and they are priced at a very fair price of $29.99.* A small price to pay for the traction it provides!
|Gib standing at the window.|
If your dog is arthritic, has special needs, or is just afraid of walking on flooring, it's so important to give them the footing stability that also gives them a peace of mind, reassuring them that when they are standing or walking, whether on their own or in a lift harness, they have safe footing. In Gibson's case, his new normal since his fall is that he can't stand for very long, and his walking is limited to around the house before he needs to sit down. But, once he is up whether I assisted him with the harness, or if he is able to get himself up (all depending on the state of his weak hind end), what a peace of mind knowing that he can now safely navigate our floors with paw stability.
Gibson himself, as you can see in my video below, did not want to cross the floor at first. He knew that the floor equaled a slip or fall. After some persuading, he put his trust in me and walked across the floor! Each step had purpose as he placed it down and quickly realized his footing was more secure. Watching him gain confidence was just exhilarating! And he knew it, too! And this was just Day One of wearing the ToeGrips!
ToeGrips are such a great asset to a dog who is rehabilitating or has special needs, like Gibson, to help them gain confidence from the instant traction they provide. Just 16 little colorful rubber pieces made such a difference. I'm thrilled to have discovered ToeGrips and enjoyed giving them a test run! I'm so impressed with them, I offered to do this review to help other dog parents and I will be purchasing them for Gibson as part of his continuous Conservative Care.