My Tripod dog has slippery floor issues--suggestions?

asked 2021-11-17 12:44:31 -0600

My Australian Shephard had her front leg amputated in May, and is getting around very well except for slippery floors. She tenses up after having slipped on them several times, and this makes it even worse. I've put as many rugs down as do-able, but that only goes so far. I thought about the sticky spray that show dog owners use, but am reluctant since she licks and washes her paws constantly. I've also used booties, but hate to leave them on full time, and putting them on and off all the time isn't really that easy. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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someone suggested dog socks which is a great idea. but my dog would never let me get those on her. what’s worked best for my home layout & budget are yoga mats. They’re long, great grip & inexpensive.

Shelby R.'s profile image Shelby R.  ( 2021-11-27 18:58:48 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2021-12-01 20:24:22 -0600

I have a partially paralyzed cat and what works for him is textured contact paper on our tile floor. I cut squares to fit each tile and made a pathway for him across the house, which he uses to get around. It works very well to give him a little traction without tripping the humans in the process. You can get a roll of it on A-zon for about $15. Totally worth it!

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What a great idea! We ended up taping cardboard paths through our house to solve this issue, but I like your solution as a more permanent means.

Elysia B.'s profile image Elysia B.  ( 2021-12-04 19:55:35 -0600 ) edit
answered 2021-11-17 15:40:07 -0600

Dog socks are precisely for this purpose. They have treads on the bottom.

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My oldest dog, a staffy mix, loves to lick her paws. She slips a lot on our tile floors. We tried the socks, but she chewed through them. I like the idea of the socks but I would need to train my dog to not eat them, or am I missing something?

Elysia B.'s profile image Elysia B.  ( 2021-12-04 19:53:47 -0600 ) edit

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