Traction solution improvements

Traction solution improvements

3 solutions for improving traction for IVDD Dogs

Traction solution improvements. If you have ever fallen – maybe you lost your balance or slipped on ice – you’ve experienced the fear associated with losing traction and the associated pain or injury. It’s also likely you were really scared it could happen again, especially as you age. Dogs can experience similar feelings about slipping and falling.

Here are three simple solutions you can try immediately for dog with a degree of nerve damage (wobbly legs, dogs using a wheelchair):

1. Change the surface your dog walks on in the home.

2. Apply something to your dog’s paws to assist with traction.

3. Focus on foot care to improve traction.

Two pages with lots of guidance, tips and where to find the products that work:

  • Cathy Symons, CVT, CCRP  and Chris Cranston, MPT, CCRP. at PetAbility offer specific ideas and products to help the IVDD Community with a dog’s traction issues.

“Traction” by Petability

  • For tips and technique to keep your dog’s body healthy:

“Nail Trim For Health”

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This information is presented for educational purposes and as a resource for the dog IVDD community. The coordinators are not veterinarians or health care professionals. Nothing herein should be interpreted as medical advice all should contact their pet care professionals for advice. The coordinators are not responsible for the substance and content contained herein and do not advocate any particular product, item or position contained herein.

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