♥ 100% FDA food safe material – PATENTED DEVICE
♥ Design provides greater traction using fewer treads per paw
♥ Treads are applied on the two center toenails of each paw, these are weight bearing.
♥ Treads must be snug not loose, choose the smallest size that the nail will go into.
♥ DOG TOE TREADS ARE DESIGNED FOR SENIOR, ARTHRITIC, SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS THAT SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME INDOORS. DOGS THAT CAN RISE AND WALK FAIRLY WELL ON CARPET OR GRASS, BUT STRUGGLE ON HARD SURFACES LIKE WOOD OR TILE FLOORING.
Dr. Samantha McHenry speaks about How Dog Toe Treads Can Help:
THE PROBLEM-WHAT IS GOING ON?
There are many factors that contribute to chronic disease, causing our senior dog to slip, slide and fall. They occur over an entire lifetime and can create significant degeneration and weakness. Some factors include stress, inflammation, degeneration, even basic wear and tear takes a toll on our bodies over time. Keep in mind there are various causes of acute and chronic diseases causing slipping and sliding, and all pets with these symptoms should be carefully and fully evaluated by a veterinarian, to determine the underlying cause and proper treatment.
When we consider the many causes of weakness occurring in our senior dog and the fact that most of the flooring, we have in our homes have a slippery surface, it’s no wonder our senior pups have trouble at home. When our senior dogs have weakness, they may exhibit a great deal of trouble transitioning from laying down to standing up, vice versa, and even simply making their way around the house.
LACK OF TRACTION
When they feel a lack of traction situation, such as an encounter with hard flooring, they will extend their nails trying to get a grip. Unfortunately, their nails against hard flooring has the opposite effect and they end up exerting a large amount of energy struggling, they may fall if they are able to stand which causes further injury, inflammation and pain. I have even seen patients’ legs splay out to the sides while simply standing to eat or drink. Overtime our pets will figure out they are no longer able to walk on the surface without great struggle and potential harm. In these situations, some of our pets will give up which contributes to further weakness, depression and a poor quality of life.
HOW CAN DOG TOE TREADS CAN HELP
The mechanism of action behind Dog Toe Treads is simple… The treads provide traction which will support and improve mobility in our senior canines who are exhibiting weakness, slipping, and falling on floors at home. Mobility support is a crucial step in a multimodal approach to treatment of the various causes of weakness in our senior dogs. With support they will use their muscles instead of allowing them to atrophy (waste away). With support they can focus on supportive therapy, rehabilitation and reduced oral medication by helping stop the cycle of repeated trauma, inflammation and pain on top of already underlying disease. With support you can help achieve a meaningful improvement in their quality of life.