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DIY Tripawd Cat Traction Socks for Slippery Floors

Three-legged Tripawd cats have a tough time on slippery floors, just like our canine amputee friends. Slipping and sliding isn’t just bad for an animal’s joints, but elbows and legs that have constant floor contact can develop ulcerations that won’t heal. Unfortunately not all Tripawd cats are as agile as Jerry here:

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Stairs are no problem for Tripawd Cat Jerry

Taking extra traction measures for paralyzed, arthritic or Tripawd cats and dogs make all the difference when it comes to quality of life.

In the following video, you’ll see how one cat parent decided to help her arthritic cat get up and around the home.

Here’s another interesting idea for Tripawd cat traction socks: Hand-crocheted leggings!

A non-profit group called “Leggings for Life” makes crocheted leggings for cats and other animals who have limb deformities or other types of paralysis, in order to protect their fragile skin from ulcerations and to assist with walking. If you’re not handy with crochet needles, their generous volunteers can make some for you, contact them today.

Do you have other ideas to help a Tripawd cat get good traction around the home? If so we’d love to hear them!

Recommended Reading:

Traction Ideas for Tripawd Dogs
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2 Responses to “DIY Tripawd Cat Traction Socks for Slippery Floors”

  1. Awww, bless their little hearts. I haven’t noticed Mona slipping at all except for taking a corner really fast but then all my cats have the same problem with all legs flying and losing traction. I’ll keep these in mind though in case she ever needs them. Thanks.

    Kerren and Tripawd Mona

  2. Purrkins was slipping on the window sill’s we added some sisal remnant to the sill with carpet tape. No more slipping. 😉

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