There is a site I found through FB – it’s called dogasaur.com and it is currently featuring a product called Woodrow Wear’s Power Paws which are support socks for dogs. Seriously…support socks for dogs.
Not only do they support the joints of older dogs to help them get up and down, but they have some traction too. That way your pup doesn’t slip on that wood floor you just polished and further agravate his arthritis.
I’m thinking we need some of these for people too – there’s gotta be something similar on the market. I never have enough traction – one of the reasons I fall…but I look so ugly in cleated shoes and they tend to ruin the carpeting in the areas of the house that are carpeted. Ack. Somehow or other I think the dog below wearing the socks looks cuter than me…
And look at this shot of one of the dogs wearing the socks – this is too cute:
I did once find some socks that had these strange bumps on the bottom of them – I guess that was the nonskid stuff – but the bumps hurt my feet through the socks. Need something better.
EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer will have to suffer through old doggie age without these support socks. She refuses to wear anything – we’ve tried the bows on the ears and the cute bandanas from the groomer and it gets downright ugly. One winter I had bought some little adorable doggie-paw sized rubber booties that she could wear out in the snow on her walks with Devoted Spouse so she wouldn’t get road salt on her paws. Yeah, that worked for all of about 2 minutes. Not even the velcro could keep those things on her paws. And she was most unhappy to boot (no pun intended).
I guess what really irks me about this is that I didn’t come up with the idea first. Darnitall another missed opportunity. Can you say….pet rock? sigh…