We have considered vet (or athletic) tape (they seem to be the same thing). And I have been using it with some sucess to keep Lady from worrying the stub of her dew claw. The issue, of course, is how long it will stay on in the very damp environment of the Squamish Valley. There a more rivers and creeks here then you can stick a shake at, and in between is mostly marsh and bog. Also, since we don't want to keep the bandage on permanently, there's always the probability that one day we will forget about putting it on. The other probability is that Lady will decide to go on a little adventure while we are going on an otherwise sedate walk. She can be very sneaky that way, especially if there's fresh bear poo involved!
If you're green, you're growing...if you're ripe, you're rotting!
I try to greet the world like my pets do...boundless enthusiasm, intense curiosity and no concept of yesterday and tomorrow.