Sometimes a dog will lose a ToeGrip here or there. This is normal. We supply enough ToeGrips for four paws (16 toenails) plus four spare grips, so you can replace as needed.
If your dog’s ToeGrips fall off within the first couple days or shift up the nail, they are most likely too big.
If your dog is losing them often, here are some troubleshooting questions to ask:
Is my dog too active to keep ToeGrips on? ToeGrips were designed for slipping senior, rehabilitating, and special needs dogs. They are not intended for young, active dogs.
Are the ToeGrips sized correctly? Measuring is critical to success. Sized incorrectly—either too big or too small—ToeGrips won’t stay on.
Does my dog have proprioceptive deficits (a neurologic issue) and drag/scuff his or her paws? ToeGrips are quickly popped off by the dragging motion, but can
be affixed on the nails with super glue to resolve the issue.
Does my dog have three legs? Since they compensate in posture and gait, three-legged dogs exert abnormal forces on their legs and paws. As a general rule, tripawd® dogs tend to pop off their ToeGrips, but super glue is the simple solution.
Have I applied ToeGrips correctly? The tip of the toenail must protrude through the grip, consistent with this GripZone diagram:
Did I use a lubricant (other than isopropyl rubbing alcohol) in application? If so, ToeGrips may be more likely to fall off.
Is my dog losing ToeGrips on rugs/carpet, getting in and out of the car, or in the backyard? ToeGrips can be yanked off if a dog’s paws frequently “rub” on rough-textured surfaces, such as sisal rugs, plush carpeting, or turf.