With so many options available to help Tripawds from tripping up on slippery floors indoors and unstable surfaces outside, consider these various suggestions for to improve traction for three legged dogs.
Help Improve Traction for Three Legged Dogs on Slick Floors
Hardwood floors are tricky for all dogs with mobility challenges, but one less leg makes traction especially hard for a Tripawd. We strongly suggest putting down non-slip surfaces throughout any area of the house with slick wood or tile floors.
Read this Tripawds News Blog post sharing some helpful no-slip floor ideas. Below are some favorite recommendations. For helpful feedback from others, review this great conversation about non-slip flooring in our Discussion Forums.
Low Profile Water Trap Door Mat. Low-profile water trap mat captures water and dirt to keep them off your floors. It has crush-resistant nubs that handle heavy foot traffic and scrape dirt, mud and sand from shoes. Designed to allow almost any door to open over it easily.
Ultra Stop Non-Slip Rug Pad Keep this non-slip rug pad underneath your rugs and tapestries to prevent accidental slipping. Made from quality polyester fabric, the Ultra Stop Rug Pad features a high-grade vinyl compound coating that creates friction between the floor and your rug to prevent it from moving around. This rug pad features an open weave construction that allows maximum air circulation, and makes vacuuming easy. The rug pads are treated with MSM-Fresh anti-microbial that prevents growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Foam floor mats are an excellent solution for traction and comfort. The interlocking foam tiles protect the floor and help prevent falls. They are washable, available in various stylish colors and designs and can be combined or rearranged to fit a variety of areas.
Best Traction Help for Three-Legged Dog Paws
Different styles of dog socks and booties are available to help protect three legged dog paws from pressure sores, and prevent injury outdoors. The fewer the accidental falls, the healthier the joints and hips. Below are some popular solutions you may find helpful for your pup from the Tripawds Gear Shop.
For active Tripawds needing extra traction in rain, snow or on the trail. Grip Trex boots feature an upper inspired by human shoes, and a high performance Vibram® sole. Go anywhere with Grip Trex, and get back to outdoorsy fun!
Ruff Wear Skyliner Bark’n Boots
Skyliner boots provide everyday traction for slippery floors and paw protection from heat, cold, abrasive surfaces, road chemicals/salt, and unseen hazards. Try them on your pup, and get outdoors on a walk around the block or on the trail.
Pawz anti-slip dog boots help three legged dogs gain traction on slippery floors after surgery. Both reusable and disposable, PAWz booties also help keep injured paws clean and prent licking of sores.
Power Paws Traction Socks for Dogs from Woodrow Wear help provide traction for three legged and mobility challenged dogs on hardwood floors and other slippery surfaces. These affordable dog booties are fun and functional with many sizes and styles to choose from.
Increases Paw Pad Traction for Senior/Special Needs Dogs Helps your dog get up and around on smooth hardwood floors Improves your Dog’s Confidence and Quality of Life Custom Fit Coating System Works For Any Size Dog
Help your three legged dog navigate slippery floors and surfaces with Bio Groom Show Foot Anti Slip spray for dogs.
ToeGrips are natural rubber rings that slide onto dogs’ toenails and adhere by friction. Their nonslip material grips the floor in a way that a dog’s hard toenails cannot, providing instant traction on hardwood/tile/linoleum floors and stairs.