FAQ - Product Questions - Baely's Paw Shield
Will Baely’s Paw Shield prevent my dog from slipping on my hardwood or tile flooring?
We’ve found that the main reason that dogs slip is due to callused paws. The calluses inhibit traction and grip. Senior dogs don’t generally slip because of their age. They slip because they’ve walked on paws that have never been treated with Baely’s Paw Shield to soften and condition the paw to increase their traction.
Think of a basketball that is hard and full of air sitting on your hardwood floor. Very little of the basketball is actually in direct contact with the floor, right? Now image pressing down very hard on the same hard ball – because the ball is so hard and full of air – very little of the ball will spread out to increase the ball’s “footprint” where it is in contact with the floor. The basketball represents your dog’s paw callus. It keeps the skin from spreading out and gripping the floor.
Now imagine the same ball – but we let some air out. Now the ball softens. Now if we apply weight, even more of the ball spreads out to increase the contact area, or “footprint”. This is your dog’s paw callus after you treat it with Baely’s Paw Shield for a couple of weeks. It softens to allow the paw to spread out and grip the floor.
Baely’s corrects both the root cause of the problem by encapsulating the paw in a beeswax layer while allowing the natural plant butters to heal and rejuvenate the paw pads. The wax prevents the moisture from escaping and helps inhibit bacteria from growing.
While your dog’s paws are healing over a week or two, the wax also helps improve grip by adding a bit of tackiness to their paws.