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