If you have a dog with hind end weakness and knuckles their paws when they walk, you’re going to want enter this giveaway. Walkabout Harnesses, one of my favorite companies of products for disabled dogs, is awarding their two veterinary approved protective dog boots.
One lucky pup will win Walkaboots™ with Lids for dogs who knuckle their paws and a second pair of comfy JAWZ Booties for indoor paw protection.
Walkaboots™ with Lids is a truly one-of-a-kind boot. It’s designed to protect the top of your dog’s paws as well as the pads. If your dog knuckle walks and constantly scrapes the top of their paws on the ground, these boots are vitally important to their wellbeing. I haven’t seen another protective boot like it.
Note: I am not being compensated for this story. Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog has an advertising relationship with Walkabout Harnesses, LLC. We only endorse products that benefit readers of this blog and their pets.
Walkaboots with Lids are made for dogs who knuckle their paws
Dogs with hind end weakness have trouble placing their paws flat on the ground to walk. Instead they curl their toes under and drag their knuckles. They do this as diseases of the spinal cord advance and your dog can’t determine where their feet are located in relation to ground below them.
Knuckle walking and dragging their paws can cause injuries. Most dogs develop sores on their paws if they aren’t properly protected. It’s something you want to prevent when your dog is already struggling to walk.
To solve the problem, pet owners usually turn to regular protective boots for able-bodied dogs. But these are designed to guard the pads of a dog’s paws. They do little to solve the problem of knuckling.
Walkaboots with Lids are protective traction dog boots that have an additional sole on top of the boot. That layer gives extra support for knuckle walkers. It keeps them from getting abrasions and it saves the boots from wearing out too quickly from being dragged over the ground.
“Lids are like soles on the top of the boots,” said Cathy Erwin, founder of Walkabout Harnesses. “Knuckle walkers use them as the sole, rather than the normal bottom of the boot.”
The addition of the Lids also protects pups who drag their legs behind them when they’re in a dog wheelchair. It’s like having a double-sided boot.
Note: While Walkaboots with Lids are made strictly for dogs who knuckle walk, Walkabout Harnesses makes the original Walkaboots for dogs without hind end weakness. The boots have all-terrain traction, fit like a glove and protects your fur kid’s paws. They’re great to heal wounds and are used in veterinary hospitals worldwide.
JAWZ Booties for indoor traction
Dogs with spine and neurological conditions have a rough time walking on slick surfaces like hardwood floors and tile. JAWZ booties are designed to give your dog the grip they need to walk safely without slipping. The booties are extremely lightweight and are made from shark skin neoprene to keep your pup’s paws comfortable.
These indoor boots are recommended for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy, arthritis, neuropathy and other conditions where slipping is a problem.
How To Enter The Giveaway
Please leave a comment about why your dog would love to win Walkaboots with Lids and JAWZ Booties. (You must live in the contiguous United States to enter)
Entries will be accepted through Thursday March 7, 2019 at 1pm EST. The winner will be notified via the email address you leave in the comment. (Be ready to answer my email when I write to say your dog is the winner.)
We’ll announce the name of the winner by Monday, March 11, 2019.
Why I like Walkabout Harnesses
Cathy Erwin founded the company in 1986 to provide safe and effective products for disabled pets. All of the devices are personally developed by Cathy and tested in major veterinary facilities. Walkabout products are endorsed by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Canine Rehabilitation Certification program at the University of Tennessee and many more institutions.
If you want to know more about Walkabout Harnesses, please check out their website.
Click here to read our story about: The Brainy Creator of Walkabout Harnesses for Paralyzed Dogs