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My Pug is Showing Signs of Pug Myelopathy Causing her Back Paws to Drag and Knuckle. I am Looking for Protection as well as Stability / Non Slip. What Would You Recommend?

My Pug is Showing Signs of Pug Myelopathy Causing her Back Paws to Drag and Knuckle. I am Looking for Protection as well as Stability / Non Slip. What Would You Recommend?

First step, visit your vet

It’s always important to have a diagnosis from a vet. Once your vet’s confirmed that your pug is suffering from pug myelopathy there are several products to help protect the paws from knuckling and to give stability.

Help your pug with boots

There are boots that are specifically designed, with an extra sole on the top of the boot, as well as the bottom, to protect the top of the paws from being scuffed and damaged. You can read more about them here. The WagWear brand is also popular with owners to protect against light knuckling as they’re made of rubber (please note that they won’t withstand severe knuckling for long periods of time).

Help with a splint

For moderate knuckling, a splint can help protect the paw by keeping it lying flat so that the top isn’t dragging along the ground. Splints shouldn’t be left on when a dog’s unattended or resting and you need to build up your dog’s tolerance to a splint. 

Help with a knuckling brace

PawsUp Superflex are boots that are made from a tough material that protects the paws. They are also corrective as well as protective and can really help a dog with pug myelopathy walk much better so that the knuckle isn’t dragging along the ground. 

Help with anti-slip socks

All of these can be worn in the home. Traction socks can also be helpful indoors, to help prevent your dog from sliding around on slippery, wooden floors and be helpful in cases of very light knuckling.

Read more about Pug Myelopathy here

You can read more about Pug Myelopathy here - Causes, Prevention and How To Help https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/pug-myelopathy 

Read about pug wheelchairs here

Read how other pug owners use a dog wheelchair to help their pug live an active life https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/dog-wheelchair-pug 

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