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Advice for securing Ruffwear Skyliner Booties for Front Tripawd
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Kelowna, British Columbia Canada
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1 April 2013 - 8:44 pm
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Hello,

I just received my trio of Ruffwear Skyliner Booties for my new front tripod Tahoe. At first he did the booty dance, shaking all booties off and then I re-secured and only the front bootie stayed on. The two back booties cannot stay on even when securing the velcro fairly tight.

 

Any suggestions from others who have been successful with using these booties for a Tripawd?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Stirling and Tahoe

"Tahoe" - Our Amazing Superman and Best Friend.

Dec. 01-03 to Aug. 19-14

Diagnosed with Periarticular Hystiocystic Sarcoma Feb 14-13; Amputation March 18-13, and diagnosed with STS April-14. Tahoe touched so many people while visiting us, leaving a massive void in our lives. Always Missed, Never Forgotten!!

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2 April 2013 - 11:18 am
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Stirling, hey did you order any socks with those boots? The socks really help them stay on. These tips might also help:

How to Introduce Your Dog to Wearing Boots

Otherwise, it does sound like they might be too big. Please see this post "How to Measure for Dog Boots" to make sure you measured properly. If they still don't fit please contact us and we'll give you return instructions.

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2 April 2013 - 12:29 pm
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I've found that with certain dog boots, you need a size smaller for the hind feet than you do for the front.

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7 April 2013 - 9:18 pm
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Thanks Jerry and Dharma. I did not get the socks but am going to order as TAhoe keeps the front bootie on but not the back ones. Back ones are a size smaller and I measured the width real accurately. We did our first rehab session earlier this week and the therapist was shaking her head regarding two back booties. I think we are beyond the 'bootie dance' which was sure funny at first.

"Tahoe" - Our Amazing Superman and Best Friend.

Dec. 01-03 to Aug. 19-14

Diagnosed with Periarticular Hystiocystic Sarcoma Feb 14-13; Amputation March 18-13, and diagnosed with STS April-14. Tahoe touched so many people while visiting us, leaving a massive void in our lives. Always Missed, Never Forgotten!!

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8 April 2013 - 9:18 am
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Hmmm. Do Tahoe's rear toes touch the end of the inside of the boot? If so then going a size down probably won't help, but the socks might. If his feet really slip around in there then the socks probably won't make a difference. I'm sorry it's been so challenging! Keep us posted OK?

P.S. We'd love to hear more about the rehab therapy you're both doing in some other discussion topic.

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8 April 2013 - 10:30 pm
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Yes, the rear claws appear to be touching the end of the bootie. I spoke with the company where I got the booties from and they have just sent me the socks, so we will see if they solve the problem. Tahoe does pretty good on the hardwood but I am always holding onto the back of the harness with any large movements.

 

The Rehab session was done at the hospital where we did the amp. They have at least two certified canine rehab therapists who work with various patients. In our case, the first session was provided gratis. What would be the preferred forum topic to post about the Rehab?

 

"Tahoe" - Our Amazing Superman and Best Friend.

Dec. 01-03 to Aug. 19-14

Diagnosed with Periarticular Hystiocystic Sarcoma Feb 14-13; Amputation March 18-13, and diagnosed with STS April-14. Tahoe touched so many people while visiting us, leaving a massive void in our lives. Always Missed, Never Forgotten!!

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8 April 2013 - 10:55 pm
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Hey.....'been wondering about you two!, So Tahoe's not doing the booty dance very well? How ' out just getting area rugs all over? I never have used the boots because I used the scatter rugs instead.....not pretty but works!

The best to you and Mr. Tahoe! Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I hope the socks work, let us know.

Yes, we'd love to hear more about the rehab sessions. If you'd like to post in "Hopping Around" that would be nifty!

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