let us get them back on their feet




PawFriction was founded and developed in the US. 

PawFriction US: 

"The founders of PawFriction teamed up to help dogs that have difficulty getting around on smooth flooring.  Through our exploration, we have developed PawFriction and are pleased to offer it to you and your dog today.

Having seen the adverse effects that aging paws had on dogs’ ability to move on smooth surfaces, recover from surgery, and stave off orthopedic, neurological, and degenerative diseases, Dr. Stacey Bone, teamed up with Jeff Harms, a medical device engineer, to create a better solution than anything available on the market."


PawFriction UK

In 2018, PawFriction and Merlin Vet joined forces to launch PawFriction in the UK.

Merlin Vet is a UK based bespoke veterinary wholesaler. We offer our clients an all round quality service, sourcing and supplying not only UK licensed veterinary medicines but equipment, sundries and accessories as required.

As sole distributors of PawFriction in the UK we aim to spread the benefits of PawFriction to canine communities beyond the US.  

how does it work?


The science


Without use, muscles lose their tone and flexibility and atrophy over time. Unfortunately, many degenerative diseases worsen without movement and exercise.

PawFriction allows your dogs to use their muscles as they normally would, enabling them to strengthen and help fight off orthopedic, neurological and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and dysplasia. In addition, your vet may recommend PawFriction as part of their post-operative rehabilitation.

PawFriction enhances your dog’s downward leg force by preventing lateral slipping and splay-legging increasing mobility and confidence.


PawFriction is most effective for dogs with:

  • Arthritis and old age
  • Neurologic conditions: degenerative myelopathy, disc disease, lumbosacral instability, brain tumors, Wobbler's
  • Orthopedic issues: fractures, ACL injuries, patella luxation
  • Postoperative recovery: back surgery, knee surgery (TPLO, TTA, lateral suture), amputations
  • Confidence issues: reluctant to walk on smooth floors
  • Increasing the success of rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Other conditions that can make walking on smooth floors difficult