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Some slippery floor advice from Jill's Onco
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8 September 2013 - 9:05 pm
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Just came across this article and thought it might be helpful!  Enjoy:



Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo


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8 September 2013 - 9:37 pm
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Good info. liked the yoga matt idea too versus eight thousand scatter rugs around! Thanks Pepper!

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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8 September 2013 - 10:52 pm
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That is a great idea!! Thanks for the share.

My Sweet Jersey May. Lost her back left leg in 2001 at 1 year old. diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the remaining right rear leg May 2010 Left our world September 2010.

We miss you Pea Pie

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Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of Toe Grips before. Definitely going to try these after surgery for Maverick. If they go well, I may have to introduce them to my own hospital :)

Maverick is a wonderful miniature australian shepard born with a malformation of the front right radius/ulna, amputation performed on 11/4/13 at 6 months old. Follow his story at

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9 September 2013 - 8:36 am
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You'll find a review of Toe Grips in the Tripawds Gear blog along with various recommendations for providing better traction on slippery surfaces.

Best Traction for Tripawds

December 21st, 2010

Tripawds Navigate Slippery Floors with Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips

October 15th, 2012

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9 September 2013 - 11:17 am
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I've posted a couple of times about Toe Grips.
I had them sent all the way to Perth, Western Australia ... and very glad I did. For a relatively cheap product, they worked well for Peda on my slippery floors. They gave her more confidence to move throughout the house, even where there was no carpet. Could really see the difference they made. She didn't worry about them being on - and once get knack of it they were pretty quick to put on. Sizing is really important - as is the quick check of them every day. For some dogs, they may flick off if they are walking on different surfaces and have an odd gait. I know Dr Buzby actively welcomes feedback on any issues. Apparently they have had very successful trials with super gluing them on for dogs who tend to lose them.

I introduced them to the university hospital treating Peda. They got hold of them and were really impressed. One day I ran in to a client leaving (a young puppy Tripawd). I stopped to chat - and she asked if I was the one who had gotten them introduced. Nice feeling to know it had helped others. When Peda died I had a number if unused packs as I had recently purchased. I donated them to the hospital so they could pass them on to clients in need.
Certainly wont work for every dog, but I tend to rave about them a bit (sorry!). They are just a great simple product that made an amazing difference to my girl's last few months.

Kirsty and Spirit Peda (and devil spawn Boots (the cute but naughty puppy!))

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9 September 2013 - 1:48 pm
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Here is the Forum discussion about Toe Grips:


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Thanks for the share. This is really helpful as our condo is all hardwood and we're unsure when we're moving. I'll definitely be buying yoga mats for Otto. We just sucked it up & bought a large rug on the credit card last night. So far he seems really excited and I can see some of his confidence coming back.

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Wow what a great invention.  My Freddie Macs' back legs slide out while he sits on the hardwood floors and we worry he will pull one of his tendons in one of those legs making it harder for him to get around.  Plus we have rugs all through the house like others have talked about.  The only thing I'm worried about is an older dog might just eat those little things right off their toes and then might have a bowel issue from it.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.clap

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