Each package contains 20 ToeGrips®, enough for all 16 claws touching the ground and 4 spare ToeGrips®.
Fur/Hair: Yes, trimming long hair around your dog's pads/toes is helpful in reducing dog slipping with or without ToeGrips®.
When the ToeGrips® touch the hair before they touch the ground, the hair acts as a "slider" and prevents the ToeGrip® from touching the ground. It is safest to have this done by a groomer so you don't accidentally cut your dog.
Claws: This would be optimal. Dr. Buzby is a passionate advocate of regular trimming of the claws. If they are too long, it can interfere with the ability of the ToeGrips® to form the GripZone.
Removal is a quick and easy process. Simply touch the ToeGrip® with a fingernail/tip and roll the ToeGrip® down while stabilizing the toe with the other hand.
This is unlikely, but possible. Even if your dog's nails don't touch the ground when standing, the ToeGrips® claw grips may still work because the nails normally come into contact with the ground differently when walking than when at rest. But if your dog's nails don't touch the ground when he's walking, ToeGrips® can't provide traction on those short nails. But don't change a thing - short nails are optimal for healthy posture and gait!
The ToeGrips® are suitable for most dog nails, even if they are trimmed regularly.
No. Due to the anatomy of cat claws, ToeGrips® are not suitable for cat paws.
Gluing the ToeGrips® to the claws is not necessary for most dogs. It is an alternative method of attachment that we recommend for dogs with an altered gait, such as three-legged dogs or dogs that drag their paws. This altered gait causes the ToeGrips® to be easily torn off the claws. Superglue is the simple solution to keep the ToeGrips® securely in place.
We recommend attaching ToeGrips® to all 16 weight bearing claws (not thumb or dewclaws). However, some dogs may do well with ToeGrips® applied to the eight rear claws only, such as dogs recovering from cruciate ligament surgery.
If you can work with your dog's paws even though he resists, then you should have no problems. If your dog will not let you touch his paws, realistically you will not be able to apply the ToeGrips® yourself. If you know your dog will be difficult to work with, we recommend the following:
No. Petroleum-, oil- and silicone-based lubricants may react with the ToeGrips® and should therefore not be used. Alternatively, we recommend the use of isopropyl alcohol, which can facilitate attachment as a lubricant.
It is not necessary to apply isopropyl alcohol to the ToeGrips®, but it makes them easier to apply and position. Isopropyl alcohol will not harm your dog's claws or the ToeGrips® and dries quickly.
Soak 16 ToeGrips® in isopropyl alcohol - they do not need to soak. When you apply them wet, the alcohol acts as a lubricant and helps you "work" the ToeGrips® into position with less resistance.
Please remember that the ToeGrips® dog nail grips must form the GripZone to provide traction. Proper size and placement are critical to success.