How Do You Stop An Older Dog From Slipping?

How Do You Stop An Older Dog From Slipping?

HELP, MY DOG IS SLIPPING ON FLOORS! HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR DOG WITH ANTI-SLIP TRACTION

If your dog is slipping on floors on a regular basis, it can start to stress both you and your dog out. Forget the dog shoes and booties; there are easier ways to provide anti-slip traction for your dog. While the occasional slip might not cause much concern, and can even be a little comical, if your dog is slipping on a regular basis it presents the risk for serious injury. .

It might sound crazy, but it’s not uncommon for dogs to require major surgery following an injury caused by simply slipping on slick floors. Even if your dog avoids major injury, enough slipping and sliding can make them fearful of walking on certain surfaces.

IS YOUR DOG SLIPPING ON FLOORS? HERE ARE 4 EASY-FIX SOLUTIONS!

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1.LOOBANI Dog Paw Protector

Loobani Dog Paw Protector are stickers that go on the bottom of your dog’s feet. They go on like a band-aid. peel back the protector and stick it directly to your dog’s paw pad.

Each dog paw anti slip pads features a non-slip pattern that holds strong when pressed against hardwood or vinyl flooring.

Dog anti-slip pad typically come in a packet of 24pcs & 48pcs, which should last up to a month before they run out. You can extend this time by only applying the grippers to the back two paws rather than all four feet.

First, you have to make sure you buy the right size for your dog, for sure , it also can be cut into 5pieces  to stick to each toe.

Next, you have to clean each paw pad before applying the gripper. By doing this, you will ensure the pads stick for as long as possible

                                           

2. LOOBANI Non-Slip Treads Mat for Dogs

 

If you have lots of dogs and/or older dogs, it might be worth investing in LOONIBA non-slip treads mats options. Instead of ripping out your current flooring, you could simply add large surface area rugs where your dog hangs out or plays the most. Be sure to secure rugs properly to avoid an entirely new form of slipping—yikes!

                                                

3.Clip Your Dog’s Nails and Toe Fur for Added Anti-Slip Traction

 

Overgrown nails and/or toe fur can also contribute to a dog’s difficulty maintaining good contact with smooth surfaces and increased likelihood of slipping. You can help your dog gain more traction by simply trimming nails and fur around the feet.

4.Dog Paw Wax

Dry paw pads are the most common cause for dogs having traction and slipping issues. When the skin is overly dry, it lacks the capability to grip and causes paws to slide across smooth surfaces. Think about when people are trying to count money or sift through papers…they will often lick their finger to get a better grip! Same concept, only dogs need a better long time solution. 

Dry, chapped paws are a very common and largely ignored problem. Unprotected contact with pavement, snow, sand and many other surfaces can lead to the development of dry and cracked paws. Not only can this be uncomfortable for your dog, but also it causes your dog to lose grip and slip more easily.

Healthy paws are meant to be moisturized, flexible and almost spongy. This allows for their paws to get better and more secure contact with the surfaces they walk on. Dog paw wax is the perfect, all-natural solution for moisturizing and healing paw pads. Within just a few applications you will notice a difference in the look and feel of your dog’s paws. As a result of healthier paws, your dog will enjoy better traction and grip, which ultimately means less slips.