If you've ever looked at your Pup's paws after a nice long walk, and noticed these little sores on the top of their toes, they're most likely "knuckling". Knuckling refers to when a dog bends their wrist, flipping their paw underneath their leg and walking on the top part of their foot, instead of on the bottom. It can be very distressing - but usually only to the owners.
âThis is a very common problem with dogs who have rear-leg weakness, and is often one of the first signs of hind-leg weakness. So what do we do about this?
Thankfully, Mama Linda and Pahoehoe, our HRC Spokespug have experience in wrapping up little these little toesies, and have shared a little tutorial on right way to wrap up toes.
What you'll need:
Rip off approximately 12 - 14 inches of vet tape. Place the end of the tape on the top of your Pup's toe. Then, in circular motions, wrap up their toe by going round and round, working your way up until you're just at their leg. To prevent the wrap from falling off or becoming loose during walks, "double wrap" their feet. This means completing two full circles in one spot before continuing up the leg. For added protection, place a Pawz Bootie over top the wrapped foot, and voila!
Pawz Booties are very durable. They can last an entire week and just add a bit of extra protection from the pavement.
Remember not to leave the foot in the wrap all day. It is very easy for moisture to build up in their toes, and if left wrapped up for too long, can cause foot fungus and other unpleasantries.
So there you have it! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, or DM us on instagram @high_rollers_club_hrc
Twice a year, a fearless group of wheelin’ Pugs partake in the virtual Wheeling Pug Relay, racing across America, passing a baton from Pug-to-Pug to raise awareness that losing one’s mobility does NOT need to mean a loss of one’s life!
From the birthplace of the nation - Virginia, all the way to the Big Island of Hawaii. These bold, trailblazing Pugs virtually wheel over 4,700 hundred miles over multiple time zones to show the world that mobility issues, are really NOT issues at all!
But, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the whole world turned upside down:
…social distancing became the norm
...the markets went bonkers
…everyone started doing pushups on IG, and
… toilet paper replaced oil as the World’s Most Valuable Commodity! (just kidding – or am I?)
Just when it seemed like the Wheeling Pug Relay would have to be cancelled – just like every other event this spring – a very empowering realization set in: “mobility issues and their impact on our lives don’t stop because of a pandemic – so WHY SHOULD WE?!”.
Well friends, the Wheeling Pug Relay USA, QUARANTINE EDITION was born! This is the first ever, completely unprecedented “Quarantine Edition”. Instead of passing a baton from Pug to Pug – it will be distributed across the country via overnight delivery (in keeping with the proper social distancing etiquette, of course).
So, without further adieu, we are honored to introduce the TEAM participating in the first ever Wheeling Pug Relay USA, QUARANTINE EDITION:
Be sure to give them a follow, as they take on this challenge to raise awareness for our cause. Stay tuned on Instagram to watch the team in action - we wish them the best of luck!