By ParaNormalon January 26, 2018
My 17-year-old dachshund, Mongsoon, suddenly developed the slip'n'slides a few months ago on the tile and the back porch. It was terrible when she started to fall and couldn't get back up, and in the back of my mind, I wondered if it was the end. She started sleeping more, and wouldn't even try to get up if she fell. She couldn't get out the doggie door to go to the bathroom anymore, and I don't have to tell you what a pain in the backside that is. I tried dog shoes, dog socks, but they just came off her feet. We were setting timers and taking her out every 90 minutes, and it couldn't go on.
I bought these in spite of the reviews, and didn't hope for much. But you know what? I put them on her feet, and she didn't slip. Actually, I don't think she could believe it. She tried them out gingerly at first, but then got really excited. In the first day she had them on I think she walked a mile in the house, checking out every corner again. She followed the chihuahua out the dog door and checked out the backyard again, running from edge to edge of the porch.
Other reviewers are right that these are not for outside wear, and they aren't very durable. I try to get three days' wear out of one set, and on the last day we go for a walk outside or I give her a bath. So it's going to cost about $20/month. But these pads have literally saved my dog's life, and it's a price I will gladly pay for Mong to have the freedom to walk again.