Is your dog slipping on hardwood floors?
Maggie’s owner shares her story!
Meet Maggie–a sweet seven-year-old, well-loved black lab dog who found her forever home with her dog owner Cortney. When the two moved to Kentucky, Maggie was faced with an unexpected challenge–hardwood floors. Courtney explained that her dog was slipping on hardwood floors in their new home. In fact, Maggie began resisting getting up on the couches “because she would slip and slide halfway across the room when she got off!” Cortney explained.
To prevent slipping on the hardwood floors, Maggie tried dog boots
While Maggie’s previous home had tile floors, throw rugs scattered around the floors had given her a sense of stability while negotiating the tile flooring. However, with the move to their new home, the hardwood floors were a surprising and unexpected challenge for this sweet canine companion.
(This is actually a common issue experienced by dogs when moving! In fact, most dog owners don’t even think about the potential impact a change in flooring (including hardwood, linoleum, marble or tile) may have on their dog’s mobility and stability; even if they are not handicapped, advanced in age or challenged by other special needs.)
And quickly gave her dog boots “the boot!”
Maggie’s owner decided to try a common remedy—dog boots. She quickly found that it was an even greater challenge to keep the boots properly placed on Maggie’s paws for the necessary traction. In the end, “they did more harm than good,” says Cortney.
Cortney has a unique understanding of how important traction is to a dog because she’s a vet student at the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) in Middlesboro, KY. She knows that dogs use their nails for traction (like soccer cleats) and dog boots and socks can often thwart that natural behavior and biomechanics.
Welcome to the neighborhood, ToeGrips!
Cortney, who was familiar with Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips from the veterinary office where she worked, knew clients who had bought and used the non-slip grips on their own dogs with success. But Cortney was still a little concerned (especially after the boot fiasco!) that the ToeGrips might irritate Maggie’s paws and cause her to try to chew them off.
Maggie learns the secret to how dogs can walk on hardwood floors
With some expert help from the ToeGrips product support team to determine the proper size of ToeGrips for Maggie, Cortney was happily surprised when Maggie didn’t even notice ToeGrips on her nails and “she has yet to acknowledge they are even there!” (Check out the photo of Maggie proudly wearing her ToeGrips and watch Maggie’s video on Facebook!)
Even better, Maggie has never tried to chew or shake off ToeGrips, like so many dogs try to do with dog boots. (You’ve probably seen those videos!) Maggie was – and still is – completely unfazed by the ToeGrips on her toenails.
As soon as I put ToeGrips on her toes, she jumped off the couch, had immediate traction and hasn’t slipped or slid even once since!
(This is because ToeGrips create a “Grip Zone” where the toenail meets the floor to provide natural traction with each step.)
“Maggie is doing great with Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips! It’s a great product and Maggie is more than happy!”
Cortney is so satisfied with ToeGrips that she’s working on setting up an instructional webinar for the other veterinary students who are her classmates. She’s excited to introduce them to this unique, yet simple product, since most of them have never heard of them.
There will soon be a lot more dogs in Kentucky walking with greater ease, comfort, and confidence (and a whole lot less slipping, sliding, struggling and potential slip-and-fall injuries) with ToeGrips!ToeGrips work so well, in fact, with no negative effects. Maggie wears them all the time—indoors and outdoors—in the yard and even hiking!' Cortney, Dog MomClick To Tweet
We love hearing stories like this one! Each success story validates our mission of educating, inspiring and empowering both dogs and the people who love them to have a better quality of life with ToeGrips.
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