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14 August 2019 - 3:49 pm
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Hello to everyone here – I’m hoping to get some advice on some methods of helping our Chloe gain better traction that don’t involve boots or socks. She is a 9 year old rottie who had her front right leg amputated three weeks ago for osteosarcoma. We are trying the toegrips that go on the toenails but they don’t seem to stay on. I don’t think they’re too big as we could barely get them on her nails. Has anyone tried the traction powder that gets glued to the toe pads? 

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14 August 2019 - 4:15 pm
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I know I’m  stating the obvious, but assuming you do have nonslip scatter drugs or cheap yoga mats on the floors for traction ?  

Is Chloe not getting traction oitside on rhe grass,, or just inside?

Others will have to chime in on the methods they use that work.  I do think others have tried the glue on stuff for pads.  

Hang on, I’m  sure helpful tios eill ve com your way!  Give Chloe a a smooch for us!

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14 August 2019 - 4:16 pm
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Hmm. Did your vet help you with the Toe Grips? They may be sized incorrectly. Also when it comes to Tripawds, gluing them on is best. That is straight from the inventor herself, Dr. Buzby. Here’s a video that explains how to glue them:

As for Paw Friction…yes we have tried it with Wyatt Ray , see our Tripawds Paw Friction review. Our conclusion: it’s great for dogs who don’t get around very well, but not active pups who go outside and play, etc. 

Hope this helps!

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16 August 2019 - 11:22 am
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Thanks. We measured ourselves after watching the video. They start out really tight but end up falling off later. I will try the glue. If that doesn’t work we will go with the traction powder kit.

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Cool! Let us know what works.

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