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BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogs love lying on cold floors and homeowners love the look of hardwood and tile, but according to Dr. Julie Buzby , veterinarian and animal acupuncturist, dogs weren't designed to live on hard-surface flooring.

"Dogs engage their toenails to gain traction," Buzby explains. "When slipping or sliding, a dog will flex his toes and dig in his nails. This is the perfect design for acquiring traction on earthen terrain; on hard-surface flooring, however, this only makes the slipping and struggling worse."

Slipping is hard on dogs' joints and increases the risk of injury. Many veterinarians emphasize that it can be an emotionally traumatic experience as well.

"Fear is real for many senior or disabled dogs who live on hard-surface floors," Buzby says. "Owners of struggling dogs recognize this fear, but until now there hasn't been an effective solution for dogs slipping on hardwood and tile."

Buzby developed Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips for Dogs, which she describes as "a biomechanical solution to a biomechanical problem." ToeGrips are natural rubber rings that slide on to dogs' nails, adhere by friction, and provide traction and confidence for senior, disabled, and rehabilitating dogs.

Dr. Lee Gregory , an emergency/critical care veterinarian who is also certified in acupuncture and rehabilitation, uses ToeGrips on Winnie, her own 13-year-old Shar Pei mix. Winnie experienced two neurologic episodes that left her with balance deficits. In addition, her vision was worsening. This combination caused Winnie to become fearful.

"Fear affects her mobility," Gregory explains, "and also translates to every part of her life. Veterinary professionals have come to recognize how fear can ruin a dog's life."

The enhanced mobility Winnie has with ToeGrips made her emotional state better too. Gregory noted, "She is still affected by her loss of vision, but I can say that she is a better dog with her restored balance. I would say that if you want to teach an old dog new tricks, help it to engage in movement. ToeGrips do this. ToeGrips are truly a breakthrough for canine geriatric medicine."

In addition to helping dogs like Winnie, Buzby says ToeGrips have been valuable for three-legged dogs, patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries, and dogs recuperating from injuries.

"ToeGrips cannot solve every dog's mobility issues," Buzby adds, "but for the right dog, ToeGrips are a simple, affordable, natural solution to an age-old problem."

ToeGrips are sold through more than 100 veterinary professionals in six countries, and can be ordered direct online at www.toegrips.com.

About Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips

Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips is a registered service mark of Dr. Buzby's Innovations, LLC of Beaufort, South Carolina. Product information available at www.toegrips.com and www.toegripswholesale.com for veterinarians.

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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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