Sometimes a dog will lose a ToeGrip® dog nail grip here or there. This is normal. We supply enough ToeGrips® dog nail grips for four paws (16 toenails) plus four spare grips, so you can replace as needed.
If your dog’s ToeGrips® dog nail grips 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® dog nail grips on? ToeGrips® dog nail grips were designed for slipping senior, rehabilitating, and special needs dogs. They are not intended for young, active dogs.
Are the ToeGrips® dog nail grips sized correctly? Measuring is critical to success. Sized incorrectly—either too big or too small—ToeGrips® dog nail grips won’t stay on.
Does my dog have proprioceptive deficits (a neurologic issue) and drag/scuff his or her paws? ToeGrips® dog nail grips 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® dog nail grips, but super glue is the simple solution.
Have I applied ToeGrips® dog nail grips correctly? The tip of the toenail must protrude through the grip, consistent with this GripZoneTM diagram:
Did I use a lubricant (other than isopropyl rubbing alcohol) in application? If so, ToeGrips® dog nail grips may be more likely to fall off.
Is my dog losing ToeGrips® dog nail grips on rugs/carpet, getting in and out of the car, or in the backyard? ToeGrips® dog nail grips can be yanked off if a dog’s paws frequently “rub” on rough-textured surfaces, such as sisal rugs, plush carpeting, or turf.