Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips
We understand how heartbreaking it is to see your senior, arthritic, or special needs dog slipping on hardwood floors, smooth surfaces, or stairs. But hope and help are here. Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips help improve your dog’s life by increasing the anti-slip traction needed to walk on slippery surfaces. Read happy ending stories of dogs just like yours whose lives have been transformed by ToeGrips!
Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips for dogs are non-slip nail grips that improve the quality of life for your aging, special needs, or injured dog. They fit onto your dog’s toenails to restore your dog’s natural ability to use his or her nails for gripping and to gain traction on hardwood floors or smooth surfaces. ToeGrips improve mobility, reduce risk of slip and fall injury, and restore your dog’s confidence. ToeGrips are proudly made in the USA.
Are ToeGrips right for your dog?
Here’s a simple way to determine if ToeGrips are right for your dog. Answer these two questions…
1. Does your dog struggle to walk on hard floors due to arthritis, injury, surgery, or disability?
2. Can your dog walk on rugs, carpet, or grass?
If you nodded “yes” to these two questions, then ToeGrips can improve your dog’s quality of life!
ToeGrips are for...
- Senior dogs
- Arthritic dogs
- Dogs with hip dysplasia
- Dogs with cruciate ligament injury
- Dogs with hind end weakness
- Dogs with neurologic conditions
- Blind dogs
- Dogs with iliopsosas strain
- Tripawd® dogs
- Dogs that use wheelchairs
- Dogs with IVDD
- Rehabilitating / post-surgical dogs
How do ToeGrips (nail grips for dogs) work?
Diagram of a dog's nail wearing a ToeGrip and showing how the non-slip grip makes contact with the floor to create a Grip ZoneDogs use their toenails for traction. They flex their paws and engage their nails like soccer cleats digging into the ground. But hard nails can’t grip hard floors. ToeGrips are nail grips for dogs that work by allowing the toenails to grip smooth surfaces like hardwood floors.
Unlike dog socks and boots, which interfere with a dog’s paw and toenails (natural gripping mechanisms), ToeGrips create a Grip Zone™ that works with your dog’s innate biomechanics. The Grip Zone™ allows the the toenails to meet the floor for traction with every step…naturally.
The non-slip nail grips fit onto your dog’s toenails to enable instant traction on hard-surface floors and stairs.
Once placed on the toenails, ToeGrips are made for indoor/outdoor use, can be worn constantly, and typically need to be replaced every one to three months.
To learn more about how to size and apply ToeGrips, check out our instructional videos below.
How to measure your dog’s nails for ToeGrips & select the right size for your dog -
Step 1: Wrap a piece of dental floss around the middle of the toenail.
Step 2: While holding the floss around the nail circumference with one hand, use a fine point Sharpie® to mark across both pieces of floss. This will create two points.
Step 3: Stretch the floss and measure the distance between the two points in millimeters.
Step 4: Repeat for all 4 nails on one front paw and one hind paw (not the dewclaw).
Step 5: Based on the measurements obtained (not the average), use the chart below to find your dog's size. Sometimes a dog will require a combination of two sizes.
How to Apply ToeGrips -
Postioning & Monitoring
How to Remove ToeGrips