The Thera-Paw boot should fit snuggly around the paw, like a glove. It is OK to have a little extra room inside the paw, and many dogs prefer a slightly looser fit.
The cuff (sock) of the Thera-Paw boot should Velcro completely closed, with the lapels overlapping all the way. If the cuff does not meet (close) all the way, then the boot will not be fastened tightly and may come off. We recommend that you ask us to modify the boot by extending the width of the cuff .
For the front paws, the cuff should sit below the carpal pad (the stopper pador pad that sits above the ground, at the wrist behind the leg, and next to the dew claw). If the cuff crosses over the carpal pad:
- the boot may restrict movement at the wrist joint.
- the boot may slide off because, when the dog bends the wrist, it will loosen the cuff and push the boot down. We recommend that you ask us to modify the boot by lowering the height of the cuff.