Dr Buzby's ToeGrips
Dr Buzby's ToeGrips help provide grip and traction for dogs on smooth and slippery floors. They are ideal for older dogs or those suffering from osteoarthritis or neurological conditions such as IVDD or Degenerative Myelopathy. If you are local to the clinic we are happy to help fit your ToeGrips free of charge. Alternatively please follow the measurement and fitting guides below for direct shipping.
How do ToeGrips® dog nail grips work?
Dogs use their toenails for traction. They flex their paws and engage their nails like soccer cleats digging into the ground. But hard nails can’t grip hard floors. ToeGrips® dog nail grips work by allowing the toenails to grip smooth surfaces like hardwood floors.
Unlike dog socks and boots, which interfere with a dog’s paw and toenails (natural gripping mechanisms), ToeGrips® dog nail grips create a GripZone™ that works with your dog’s innate biomechanics. The GripZone™ allows the toenails to meet the floor for traction with every step…naturally.
The non-slip nail grips fit onto your dog’s toenails to enable instant traction on hard-surface floors and stairs.
Once placed on the toenails, ToeGrips® dog nail grips are made for indoor/outdoor use, can be worn constantly, and typically need to be replaced every one to three months.
Step 1: Wrap a piece of dental floss around the middle of the toenail.
Step 2: While holding the floss around the nail circumference with one hand, use a fine point Sharpie® to mark across both pieces of floss. This will create two points.
Step 3: Stretch the floss and measure the distance between the two points in millimeters.
Step 4: Repeat for all 4 nails on one front paw and one hind paw (not the dewclaw).
Step 5: Based on the measurements obtained (not the average), use the chart below to find your dog's size. Sometimes a dog will require a combination of two sizes.
Nail Circumference, Size, Colour
9-12mm XS Yellow
13-15mm S Red
16-19mm M Blue
20-23mm L Green
24-27mm XL Purple
28-30mm XXL Orange
31-36mm XXXL Navy