Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
1) Are ToeGrips right for my dog?
If your dog can rise and walk on carpet and grass but slips and slides on hard-surface floors indoors, you’ve come to the right place!
ToeGrips were designed for slipping senior, arthritic, and special needs dogs who struggle on slippery floors and spend the majority of their time indoors.
Though ToeGrips can be helpful for dogs of all ages, they are unlikely to reliably stay on the nails of young, active dogs. In other words, they are for “walkers”, not “runners”. However, ToeGrips may be appropriate for younger dogs on a case by case basis, such as during rehabilitation after surgery or injury.
2) Will my dog chew these off?
Most people assume this is a common scenario, but 97% of dogs do not bother with or chew at their ToeGrips. In fact, most dogs don’t even seem to notice them, which makes sense because ToeGrips sit on the poorly innervated nail tip, as opposed to covering skin/soft tissue of the paws and paw pads.
As a veterinarian, ingestion was one of Dr. Buzby’s primary concerns years ago when bringing ToeGrips to the marketplace. She consulted with several colleagues, including surgeons, about this issue and everyone agreed that based on the size of dog and size of corresponding ToeGrips, they should pass right through a dog’s GI tract. To date, that has always been the case. Furthermore, ToeGrips are FDA-certified non-toxic.
3) How do I select the correct size ToeGrips for my dog?
Proper sizing is critical for success. ToeGrips are sized based on nail circumference; measuring your dog’s nails is an essential, one-time task. Trimming your dog’s nails before measuring and/or applying ToeGrips will help ensure that you select the correct size. View our Measuring Instructions here.
Do not assume ToeGrips are too small because they do not easily slide on the nails. They are not intended to. Properly sized for your dog’s nails, ToeGrips should fit snugly.
2) How long do ToeGrips last?
ToeGrips typically last 1-3 months, two months on average. “Mileage” will vary based on your dog’s size, environment, and gait. The more abnormal your dog’s gait, the faster ToeGrips will wear.
5) Do you offer any discounts for repeat customers?
Yes, in 2017 we launched a subscription program so repeat customers could arrange auto shipment for reorders at a significant discount.