Skid boots/wrist (pastern) wraps for dogs..
Ok if this outta the question ridiculous just say so..
But a couple of my dogs are really rough on their feet. And the places suffering the most damage is the back of their pasterns the spot just after the "palm" pad and the smaller pad on the backside of the pastern. This is during workouts/runs/flirting ect.. they are bad about slidding and skidding causing them to tear or scrape up that part of their foot. It's not like they limp or complain about it.. but I don't like it... I've even had it happen in grass! But it was more like a burn or blister than a scrape.
Not to mention going down through the woods and trails and all over everywhere I take em, they encounter many different types of terrain. So a lot of them are definately rougher than grass..
I've seen leg boots and wraps for horses to keep them from cutting themselves up in that area by overstridding, skid stops, or just a good stumble.. is there something similar for dogs? Would something like wrist wraps, the way an athlete might do, be of benefit?
I feel like this might be a dumb idea all together, but if it helped?
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