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Anti-Dragging Gadgets for Hind Paws: VITAL VET REVIEW

Jun, 16

Vital Vet's Product Wizard did the research and sourced the best protection and anti-dragging gadgets for hind paws.  Here's what they have to say and their picks. There are many conditions that can cause a dog to knuckle or drag their back paws.  Some of these include degenerative myelopathy (DM), sciatic nerve injury, disc disease, spinal cord injury, cancer, and fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE, stroke).  Painful arthritis...

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GET A GRIP: Keeping Seniors, Injured, and Weak Dogs Safe at Home

Feb, 15

Older dogs and those with injuries or balance issues can have trouble moving around the home, especially on slippery surfaces like tile or wood floors.  Some dogs react to slippery floors by not wanting to get up or walk - they lack confidence and will elect to "stay put" rather than risk slipping.  Pets that are nervous about moving around can become even weaker by...

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Great Trick for Using Pawz for Anti-Slip

Feb, 01

Dog Boots The trouble with using dog boots to provide indoor traction is that a dog's paw is essentially round, and booties (or anything that is not really snug and form-fitting) tends to spin on the dog's paws.  Then, you end up having the "traction" tread material on the top of the foot and the slick non-treaded material at the bottom of the...

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Cohesive Bandage Can Be Used For Traction and To Reduce Scuffing

Dec, 21

Slipping or scuffing on hardwood or tile floors? Cohesive bandage (e.g., VetWrap) works well to reduce slippage and scuffing when used properly. In this video, Vital Vet expert Ilaria Borghese demonstrates how to apply VetWrap safely and for maximum impact.  VetWrap Link  Author: Ilaria Borghese, MS, MA, OT, Thera-Paw, Inc., STAAR Conference, Vital Vet Other Related Publications Traction for Weak,...

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8 Common Dog Paw Problems

Dec, 20

How to Protect and Care for Your Dog's Paws Dogs spend the majority of their time on their paws walking, running, and fetching, so it's easy to see how important it is to make sure that you take good care of your dog’s paws. Paw pads provide insulation for a dog’s feet, provide traction, aid with balance, slowing down, and...

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