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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 07:29 PM
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My Gunner has spinal issues, the neuroligist feels there is atleast 2 spots on his spin that his causing him to lose some feeling in his back legs. He's almost 12 and the dr, honestly does not recommend surgery. Gunner is 110 lb, so he has reached his life expentacy, however Gunner still has so much life left in him. He refuses to be babied and still wants to walk and play. If he falls playing fetch he just gets right back up. My problem is the when we walk Gunner on on pavement he drags his back legs and the nails bleed a little, but he really wants his normal walks, so has anyone used any dog shoes that they can recommend. Now that the neuroligist has him on neurotine and to his deramaxx he really is doing so much better, so I want to continue his normal activities. Any help is greatly appreciated.

My 14 yo has had DM, Degenerative Myelopathy, for more than a year. I've purchased regular dog boots from the local big box pet stores. Some thinner ones will wear through from dragging on asphalt, so you need to keep an eye on how worn they are. With some styles, it helps to put the boot on "upside down", ie bottom surface of boot is worn on the upper part of foot which drags.
Lady has now progressed to needing a cart. She uses one from Eddie's Wheels, which has 2 stirrups for the 2 rear legs which she can no longer control. She still enjoys walking outside in the neighborhood with her cart.
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I am using Power Paws non slip socks from for my 122 pound extra large breed 10 1/2 year old. He has gotten wobbly in the rear the past 6 months and started sliding and falling on our tile floors. The middle nails on his back feet were worn all the way down. The non slip socks XL size keep him on his feet and restored his confidence. His nails have grown back to normal. He only wears the socks on his back feet. They were truly a gift for my dog and his loving family.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:22 AM
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They make boots for dogs that drag their feet. For example:

Dog Boots and Pet Booties from Walkin' Wheels

NeoPaw Dog Boots NeoPaw Dog Boots [] - $28.00 : TITLE

Dog Boots That Work

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Hey Guys,
A lot of great info in this thread, but I noticed some links are dead or the product has been discontinued. Just curious if there are any new products that anyone knows of that would be effective for my little Jacob.

A little background- Jacob has degenerative myelopathy, severe hip displaysia, and to top it all off- bad kidneys. He, like many of yours, is dragging his rear feet and sometimes the top of his feet bleed. We were using boots from Petco but they inhibited his walking ability and seemed to actually make matters worse.

Thank you in advance for all of your input!

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my friends pit has ataxia, and he uses the ruff mutts boots Ruffwear Skyliner? Dog Boots

he brings his dog on 2 hour hikes with our hiking group and the boots really help

there are also Guardian boots

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