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Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips are natural rubber rings that slide onto a dog’s weight-bearing toenails, adhere by friction, and give instant traction to senior, arthritic, and special needs dogs. They contact the floor at the GripZone™, where the nonslip material of the ToeGrip grips the floor in a way that the dog’s hard nail cannot.



Dogs’ toenails were designed to dig into earthen terrain, like cleats. Their hard toenails can’t grip hardwood floors, tile, linoleum, etc. ToeGrips provide instant traction for dogs on these surfaces.

YES! When used as directed, ToeGrips work very well, if not miraculously. However, ToeGrips are not the right product for every dog. If you order ToeGrips and find that they don’t help your dog as expected, our conscientious customer care team will work with you to solve the problem. We stand behind our product 100%!  Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Immerse 16 ToeGrips in isopropyl alcohol. Apply wet, using the alcohol as a lubricant. Illustrated directions are printed inside each package. Please keep in mind that ToeGrips must create the GripZone to enable traction. Correct placement is critical for success.

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ToeGrips will need to be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on the dogs size, environment, and gait. The more abnormal your dogs gait, the faster ToeGrips will wear.

ToeGrips are made of a specially engineered material which contains natural rubber latex.

Applying ToeGrips with isopropyl alcohol facilitates application, helping the snug-fitting ToeGrips slide onto your dog’s toenails. Also, isopropyl alcohol does not affect the ToeGrips, and quickly dries.

Yes. While an occasional ToeGrip may come off and need to be replaced, the grips stay on well in the dogs for whom they are intended. If they do not stay on well, they’re likely sized incorrectly. See sizing information starting with Question 12.  ToeGrips are not intended for healthy, active dogs.

ToeGrips were designed for slipping dogs, specifically senior, rehabilitating, and special needs dogs who are less able to compensate on hard-surface flooring. They are not intended for healthy, active dogs.

No, ToeGrips are a bio-mechanical solution to a bio-mechanical problem. ToeGrips are safe to use with medications and supplements, and not meant to replace them. Never stop any medication without first consulting your veterinarian.

ToeGrips are not appropriate or necessary for young dogs due to their active lifestyles and inherent stability.

However, ToeGrips may be helpful for younger dogs on a case by case basis, such as during rehabilitation after surgery.

We currently wholesale exclusively through veterinary healthcare professionals.

Measuring your dog’s nails is essential for correct sizing.  We recommend that you trim your dog’s nails before measuring and/or applying ToeGrips to ensure that you select the correct size. View our Measuring Instructions here or click here to watch a video tutorial.

Properly sized for your dog’s nails, ToeGrips should fit snugly and rest in the GripZone. If your dog’s ToeGrips fall off within the first couple days or ride up the nail, they are most likely too big.