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My Dog Drags His Back Paws Damaging His Claws and Nails. What Should I Do?

Customer Question:

My dog has started to show signs of rear paw knuckling. What would you recommend to help him?

Zoomadog Answer:

There are three options for Paw Knuckling:

1. Walkin' Training Sock - this training sock is excellent if your dog is younger, this elastic sock retrains they paw to be placed down flat.

2. Walkin' Bootie Splint -this splint goes half way down the leg but importantly has a flat base so the paw can sit flat again. This holds the wrist joint where your dog has lost power and control. You can get front or rear Bootie Splints depending on which paws you want help supporting.

3. Walkabout Knuckling Protection Dog Boots - these boots have a very thick front and back lid to protect your dog's nails and skin from being scraped.

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Customer Question:

Hi my dog has arthritis in all her limbs but does have possibly underlying neuro problem in her back legs. When walking she catches her nails and injures her right paw due to knuckling. What could you recommend for her to protect her paws/nails?

Zoomadog Answer:

Hello, We would suggest you buy a pair of Walkabout Knuckling Protection Boots to protect the top skin and nails from being damaged when you dog drags her paws along the ground, alongside a Walkin' Bootie Splint to make sure the paw pad stays horizontal if possible. If she is young you could also look at the Walkin' Training Sock.

 

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Customer Question:

My 11 year old boxer has just been diagnosed with spondylosis. He drags his back paw and has worn down the claws. When walking on pavements his paw bleeds after a time so at the moment we are just walking him on grass. I would like to get him a boot for his paw. Could you recommend which would be the most effective for him. Thank you.

Zoomadog Answer:

We have a boot especially for protection paws when they drag. They have extra thick protection both sides of the boot which will stop your dog from bleeding / damaging their nails and paws. See here: Walkabout Knuckling Protection Boots

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Customer Question:

My 11 year old boxer has just been diagnosed with spondylosis. He drags his back paw and has worn down the claws. When walking on pavements his paw bleeds after a time so at the moment we are just walking him on grass. I would like to get him a boot for his paw. could you recommend which would be the most effective for him. Thank you.

Zoomadog Answer:

Thanks for contacting us, and yes we have a boot especially for protection paws when they drag. These Knuckling boots have extra thick protection both sides of the boot which will stop your dog from bleeding / damaging their nails and paws. See here: Walkabout Knuckling Protection Boots

 

 

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Robert - April 26, 2022
This is most helpful! Thanks

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