A dog’s toes grip the ground. Their toenails act like soccer cleats to provide traction. The dog rises and walks. It sounds simple. But for senior and special needs dogs, walking on tile, laminate, or hardwood floors can be a real challenge.
Bonnie, the proud owner of two senior Golden Retrievers, had tried all sorts of dog gripping products—dog boots, traction socks, even balloon booties. In her own words, she was “completely frustrated.” Until she discovered ToeGrips. Read Angel and Amber’s happy-ending story as shared by their mom, Bonnie.
ToeGrips have been an instant miracle for our Golden Retrievers
“This is a life changing product! Dr. Buzby’s ‘ToeGrips’ have been an instant miracle for our two senior Golden Retriever sisters, Angel and Amber…. and when I say instant, I mean it.
Angel especially has not been able to get traction on any flooring (of any kind) as she has aged. She has always been the bigger (and lazier!) of the two sisters. I recently tried doggie traction booties and socks, but they somehow just didn’t fit well and spun around or slipped off, even with double velcro, correct sizing, etc.
I tried balloon booties but they pull on the hair…
I also tried the balloon booties but they pulled on the hair because they
I read that dogs need air to their paws, and anything that restricts their toes from spreading out as they get up was not a good idea, so ultimately I knew that booties and socks may not be the best solution.
I came across Dr. Buzby’s invention and thought, “Wow!”
Completely frustrated with purchasing and returning items that didn’t work, I came across Dr. Buzby’s invention and thought WOW, I will try anything, it’s worth looking into this. Their website was extremely helpful and informative, and I also watched many videos on the internet reviewing the ToeGrips and the results it had on their dogs.
I was hopeful to see if they could help Angel and Amber.
Their customer service was amazing when I first called with some questions that I had. I then ordered them and they arrived quickly.
Before ToeGrips, Angel would sway, trip, and her legs would shake a little…
Angel prefers to lay down like a flat pancake, with both arms and legs spread way out to her sides. When she got older and wasn’t as fit or as strong, she would scuttle around and slip trying to get up. Eventually, she would just give up and stay laying down.
Trying to help her up was useless, too, not only with her
She seemed depressed and had developed a “distant and sad” look in her eyes. She even stopped wagging her tail. Vet visits and blood tests did not reveal any issues relating to this, and she had long been on natural remedies for inflammation and pain relief maintenance.
The day I put ToeGrips on her…
The day I put the toe grips on her, she was already laying down as usual. I knew she would attempt to get up when she was ready, but I had no clue when that would be. I sat next to her watching TV to pass the time.
I would say it was all of 2-3 seconds and she was up and walking around! The feeling that I had
Even though our floors now have tacky mats on the paths
It (ToeGrips) has truly been a miracle for both dogs…
Even when she has days when she is really lazy, these toe grips let her get right up when she is ready to. It has truly been a miracle for both dogs, they both have toe grips on now and they will for the rest of their lives for sure!
They have not come off even walking around outside. They did not seem to even notice they were on, they did not pick up their paws when they walked, they simply just seemed to realize it solved their slipping problem.
The toe grips are helping Angel regain her balance…
UPDATE: Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips not only changed the lives of both dogs, Angel has been getting stronger every day because not only can she walk around as much as she wants with confidence, her legs stopped trembling! I believe that the toe grips are helping her regain the balance and stability she needed and she is on her way to getting fit as a senior dog. She walks all the time now and I am so thrilled, there just are no words to match emotions.
Unbelievable. For the first time, she walked on a section of a stainless steel ramp on our porch where she’d always stopped and stood
Later in the day on that first day their toe grips were on, I sat on the front porch with the dogs. I saw Angel stop at the end of the porch where the ramp starts and didn’t think anything of it. I jumped out of my chair when I saw Angel walk onto the ramp for the first time! She disappeared around the corner so I rushed over. There she was, walking around with no problems!
Watch Angel conquer the ramp in this video:
It is clearly a testament to how she knows she feels the traction, balance
Seriously consider these toe grips…especially for senior dogs or dogs with slipping issues.
Now Angel has started wagging her tail again and has gotten a ‘smile’ back on her face. The glimmer has come back in her eyes. The difference is like night and day. I wish I had come across this product so much earlier.
I can’t say enough about this product. I would implore everyone to seriously consider these toe grips for their dog, especially for senior dogs or dogs that have slipping/balance/weakness issues. If your dog even
~ Bonnie K.
Team ToeGrips is thankful for happy-ending stories like Bonnie’s
Stories like Bonnie’s are the reason our company exists. We’re so blessed to be able to help slipping dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds regain mobility for a happier, healthier life! If you have a story about how ToeGrips helped your dog, we’d love to hear! Please comment below.