Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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19 July 2012
Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips have been the saving grace for our recently amputated front limb, 9 year old Lab. Even with 4 legs, Maggie was beginning to struggle walking on the wood floors, but after her life saving amputation, the situation was much worse. Maggie could not get up without her 3 legs coming out from under her. She looked like a deer on ice and would fall down every time she tried to get up on the hardwoods. Once she managed her balance and was able to get up, walking was a labored process to keep her legs under her frame.
I saw a link to Toe Grips from my acupuncture vet’s website and decided to try them. What did we have to loose?! I contacted Dr. Buzby with many questions since Maggie isn’t a normal dog anymore. She was very excited to see us try them and hopeful they would be extremely helpful. I placed my order and received them in the mail immediately. Their customer service is top notch!
As soon as I got the Toe Grips out of the mail box, I ran in to apply them. They are so easy to place on the toes and worked magic from the first step Maggie took. My pessimistic husband was even amazed! She can get up with ease and confidence, running like a puppy to the front door again to greet guests.
Maggie has had a few issues with Toe Grips popping off, especially when walking on carpet or running up or down the carpeted stairs. We attribute this to the force on her one front leg. My children find the Toe Grips on the floor and we reapply them. Maggie has better traction even with only a Toe Grip or two on each paw. They are simply amazing and life altering for an older dog, but especially this older, 3 legged dog. She now gets around happily and confidently. Despite the “pop offs”, Maggie is so much better off than with no Toe Grips!
For more info check online for Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips. I highly recommend them!
27 May 2012
I checked out website, they look awesome !!! Mine are on there way in the mail !!!
Wilson had a pretty bad wipeout running through the wooden floor allyway of the barn about a week ago, i always remind him to go slow when he insists on following me thru the barn, but this day he tore thru, and slipped, he was sore for a couple days, but is now back to his normal self. Im sure if i had these ToeGrips on him at the time it never would of happened …so im looking very forward to there arrival …will update once they arrive !!!
Brenda & Wilson