Dear Daisy Dog
Our elderly dog, Leland, has arthritis, and his back feet slide out from under him on the kitchen’s slick linoleum floor. Arthritis medicine helps, but we think rubber boots might give his paws added traction. Have you ever seen such things?
Yes, boots to help Leland maintain his footing on slippery floors are available from some pet supply stores and on the Internet.
Our favorite online site for such products is www.handicappedpets.com.
When you visit there, click on Help Pets Walk and then on Pet Boots. You’ll find several types of boots as well as a product called Paw Pads.
Paw Pads provide traction without interfering with normal movement. Made of a thin, textured, rubberized fabric, they attach to the dog’s pads with a medical-grade adhesive that lasts up to three weeks.
To find similar products and other boot designs, search “dog paw pads” and “dog boots” through your Internet browser.