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Any suggestions on non slip natural material to put on my dogs paws Answered

I'm looking for some suggestions to help my dog who is recovering from disc surgery.

I've tried all the usual boots,socks,balloons etc.

It is short of a nightmare watching him tread so carefully on slippery floorboards.I'm convinced he's lost muscle mass from not being able to walk normally anymore.

Short of covering all my floors in rubber mats, I know there has to be a solution.

I'm after something that is non toxic that I can rub on his paws.

It has to have a tacky feel..you know like those silicone dots you can buy to stop slipping.
Materials like those used in surfboard wax ..I've checked out the feel of surfboard wax and it feels ok but it feels like it's lacking the tacky element.
The other thought I had was to buy a mould kit and get an imprint of his paws and make a slip on foot cover in a silicone.
I'm not too sure what type of silicone to use for this..would it be like a latex that would be good to grip the floorboards?

Any suggestions on what materials to use?

Thanks

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lgooms

2 years ago

how is your dog doing?

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Lemonpoppyseedlgooms

Reply 2 years ago

He's now torn his cruciate ligament.. Not sure how. The vet suggested more surgery but we're doing physic and rest.He has also started water therapy and my house has non slip mats stuck on the floor everywhere... The things we do ?

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

Not sure how the recovery is going but here are some tips that might help:
You can use normal silicone sealant to get a bit more grip - at for dry surfaces.
The rubber-dip stuff you can get for tools and such works great too.
Last but not least: Non slip mats!
Problem with a dog's paw is that you don't really have much to work with in terms of supporting a soch, shoe or similar.
IMHO something thin and flexible made to fit with some velcro is best.
You need to keep the paw flexible to so making a mould is not going to work well, apart form the problem of keeping the dog still for long enough.
If you know someone good with old school knitting ask her or him to quickly make soe custom socks and cover the sole area with silicone.
Otherwise glue some non slip mat onto cotton and add some velcro to adjust and make it fit.

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LemonpoppyseedDownunder35m

Reply 2 years ago

I have now stuck non slip mats all over the place lol . I did buy some dog paw wax but it's only been ok. I have bought some silicone that I thought would be good to put on the bottom of some baby socks. I'm just looking for some small and tight enough that he won't take off. I'm thinking some Premi baby ones. He does have some Paws boots and I'm about to order some slip on nail grips that supposedly slide easily over their nails.

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Toga_Dan

2 years ago

shammy is very thin leather.

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lgooms

2 years ago

self adhesive elastic bandage

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Toga_Dan

2 years ago

Boots made of shelf liner. The stuff with a bunch of holes.

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LemonpoppyseedToga_Dan

Reply 2 years ago

That's a great idea..I did think of cutting a piece of shelf liner and stitching it to a pair of small baby socks.I know you can get some baby socks with non slip bottoms but the sizes aren't small enough..guess tiny babies don't need them because they're not walking yet LOL