Imagine you develop a chronic disease causing you to slip and fall while attempting to stand, you may fall causing trauma, inflammation, degeneration, pain and a reduced quality of life. You may become depressed and give up trying to get up and walk at all. Sadly this is a reality for many of our much-loved canine companions, including my own dog “Love”.
As a Veterinarian, being able to give back a quality of life to my patients and their loving families is an incredible feeling. I have had the privilege to work together with my father, entrepreneur Scott McHenry on Dog Toe Treads, who also worked with Mechanical Engineers to come up with a way to stop slipping and falling at home. The results and testimonials have been life changing for my patients, their owners and also for us, since we were able to use the product on “Love”.
The ultimate goal is to improve quality of life in our pets and patients, who we love dearly. It is important to remember that although slipping occurs more often in our senior dog, age itself is not a disease! This article will focus on the negative impact slipping and falling and the struggle has on our pets and patients. As well as critical importance of stopping this action as part of multi-modal treatment, and how Dog Toe Treads work.