When Should I Use a Dog Knee Brace?
Dog Knee Brace is the natural way in treating dog torn ACL (anterior or cranial cruciate ligament, CCL), sprains or strains of the canine knee, back leg limping or fatigue, arthritis, post-operative support and stabilization or when knee immobilization is needed. A torn ACL is the most common injury in dogs. This injury requires rest, immobilization and often surgery for repair. TheDog Knee braceacts as a CCL brace or ACL brace for dogs and offers therapeutic support and stabilization before and after surgery. It is also useful in cases when surgery is not necessary or feasible. Immobilization of the knee and leg promote reduced pain, inflammation and support during healing. In 60% of cases, a dog with a torn ACL will later injure the other knee. So, it is highly recommended to usedog knee braceson both legs. Knee braces make it possible for dogs to continue walking on their injured leg with the support of the brace that is used. They can continue going on walks or moving around the yard or home without feeling limited due to their leg.
What are the Different Types of Pet Leg Braces?
We’ve worked with veterinarians to develop 3 different types of leg braces for pets:
- Non-rigid leg braces with no inserts
- Semi-rigid leg braces with metal spring support inserts
- Leg splints for immobilization
Our leg braces offer support for your pet’s front legs, rear legs, knees, elbows, ankles, hips, and
shoulders. The braces were developed to the best support for your pet’s affected leg while ensuring
comfort and mobility.
What Does a Dog Wrist Brace Do?
Dog front leg brace, as the name suggests, is used to support and stabilize the dog front legs, carpals and wrists to keep the dog active while speeding up the healing and preventing dog from licking the wounds. It is especially useful for disabled, handicapped senior, arthritic, and injured or recovering pets. It is also useful for younger dogs prone to developing hip dysplasia or joint problems. Dog front leg braces are made of high-quality spacer mesh material and soft padding, and so can be used by pets including cats in any environment.
What Are the Benefits of a Forearm Brace for My Pet?
In addition to faster recovery and reduced pain, leg braces for pets provide 3 main benefits:
- Increase Mobility
Dog Front Leg braces make it possible for dogs to continue walking on their injured leg with the support of the brace that is used. They can continue going on walks or moving around the yard or home without feeling limited due to their leg. Some braces such as NeoAlly dog front leg brace with metal spring strips can also help stabilize the injured leg during the healing process.
The dog front leg brace will allow your pet to remain comfortable as they begin to heal. The durable product is constructed out of a lightweight material that won’t cause the animal to feel restricted with the use of their leg. You can have peace of mind knowing that the pet’s pain is alleviated and that they won’t continue to suffer due to torn ligaments or a broken bone. They can easily sleep and perform the same functions as they did prior to the injury while wearing the brace, making it easy to keep on for several weeks or months.
- Reduce the Risk of Further Injuries
Unfortunately, many dogs can continue to injury their leg if they walk on it or don’t have the
proper support. A brace will stabilize the limb and can rehabilitate the leg at a faster pace. You can have peace of mind knowing that they won’t continue to suffer from further injuries to the affected area without the right support provided. In some cases, you may consider using the brace instead of having the pet undergo surgery due to their age or other health conditions that have developed. Wearing the braces can allow the animal to make progress with their mobility if surgery is not an ideal option. As a pet owner, the health of your dog is likely a high priority and a concern. If you want to ease your pet’s discomfort and help them heal from their leg injury, using a brace will prove to be effective to ensure that they can continue to thrive and stay active.
Why Should I Use a Dog Rear Leg Hock Brace?
Dog’s ankles are most vulnerable for injuries. We have developed two types of dog ankle braces to protect dog’s ankles or tarsus including the non-rigid ankle braces and ankle braces with metal spring support.
Dog’s ankle, also known as a hock or tarsus, is the most injury-prone part of dog’s body. If your dog has a swollen back leg or you notice pain and an abnormal movement of the joint, it’s likely a hock, ankle or Achilles injury. Surgery is frequently required to correct the damaged cause and, whether your dog needs surgery or not, finding the best dog ankle brace for hock injuries is crucial to the long-term healing and mobility of dogs.
Dog ankle braces are made of high quality spacer mesh material and soft padding, and so can be used by pets including cats in any environment.
How Does a Dog Ankle Brace Work?
The most common symptoms that are corrected with ankle braces for dogs are knuckling and collapsing or hyperextension at the hock. Since most injuries occur in the hind legs, especially in active or aging animals, dog ankle braces are some of the most commonly provided orthotic braces for companion animals. They are successfully used for Achilles tendon injury or repair, arthrodesis, contracture management, tendonitis, and nerve injury.
Dog ankle braces can be designed with or without a joint or hinge at the hock depending on the needs of the particular patient. A joint or hinge is desirable if possible because it allows motion at the hock joint which can make it easier for the patient to go up stairs and maneuver on rough ground. However, if the hock joint is weak or severely damaged it may be necessary to eliminate motion at the hock and build the ankle brace without hinges. This will be determined by your veterinary professional and the My Pet’s Brace practitioner.
Dog ankle braces are often provided for post-surgically for Achilles tendon damage. They can be designed to include range of motion control that can be adjusted to allow greater motion over time as the tendon heals. To control range of motion, at My Pet’s Brace we prefer a simple, lightweight strap
but various adjustable joints or hinges are also available. The amount of motion and the timing for the changes in motion will be determined by your veterinary professional and typically the brace can be adjusted by the pet family or veterinary professional.
These braces can be fabricated to include a front (anterior) and rear (posterior) shell (known as a “clamshell” design) for complete immobilization for a fracture or protection and support for an osteosarcoma, for example. This design allows for frequent cleaning and inspection of the affected area, a benefit not easily achievable with serial splinting and casting or bandaging.
Will My Dog Still Be Able to Walk While Wearing a Knee Brace?
The dog knee brace will allow your pet to remain comfortable as they begin to heal. The durable product is constructed out of a lightweight material that won’t cause the animal to feel restricted with the use of their leg. You can have peace of mind knowing that the pet’s pain is alleviated and that they won’t continue to suffer due to torn ligaments or a broken bone. They can easily sleep and perform the same functions as they did prior to the injury while wearing the brace, making it easy to keep on for several weeks or months. The brace can also be measured to fit the size of your dog to ensure that it fits properly and works well as it’s worn.
What is Dog Elbow Dysplasia?
Dysplasia is a common condition in dogs. Some dogs start showing signs as puppies, while others live a fairly normal, pain-free life until they become seniors. Regardless of when your dog starts exhibiting signs, it is truly painful and for some dogs it marks the beginning of the end.
The word “dysplasia” refers to a condition where the joint has developed incorrectly. When a dog has this condition, it usually leads to a remodeling of the joint that then changes in shape and tightness. This can lead to mechanical loads that are excessive in different areas of the joint triggering a cascade of changes in the joint surface covering cartilage, the joint fluid producing joint capsule, and the other structural elements of joint and surrounding tissues. All of these this together is what causes arthritis and pain.
Overtime, a dysplastic joint will get worse, but by definition, hip dysplasia has to be present already in the young, not fully developed pet. Dysplasia is not limited to the hip, other joints are susceptible to dysplasia as well. The most common and understood is the elbow. In fact, there are probably more dogs with elbow dysplasia than hip dysplasia. However, it is harder to recognize the signs of front leg pain, so a lot of dogs never get diagnosed and the condition often goes undetected.
Though other joints (besides the hip and elbows) may get affected with the same principle of incorrect development, they are often not recognized as dysplastic. Nonetheless, the term “dysplastic” can be used for any joint.
How A Dog Elbow Dysplasia Brace Help?
If your dog’s elbow dysplasia isn’t yet severe or you simply can’t afford surgery, there are other treatment options available. The most commonly used is dog elbow dysplasia brace. Dog elbow dysplasia braces can also help in post-surgery care.
Elbow braces are used to correct symptoms such as limping, collapsing, inability to bear weight and excessive looseness (laxity) in the elbow joint. They are used for conditions such as Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Dysplasia, and Chronic Instability of the Elbow Joint. Generally, elbow braces provide support or immobilization for the Radial/Ulnar and humerus area.
Elbow braces are usually used long-term for chronic conditions or instability but can also be used on a short-term basis for pre- or post-surgical applications. Based on the diagnosis, they can include various types of flexible or adjustable joints in order to allow or restrict motion.
Why Should I Use a Dog Lift Harness?
In most cases, you need to put on the dog lift harness and hold the strap or handle and pull up gently to take some of the weight off your dog’s hips, shoulders, legs, and feet. The following five scenarios are certainly the most common to use a dog lift harness:
- Helping your dog negotiate stairs. If your dog is able to get around fairly well, but needs help getting up and down the stairs, you’ll use the dog lift harness to lift up her gently while walking beside her. Don’t try to lift her off the ground, just take some of the weight off her hips and legs.
- Helping your dog hop into the car. If your dog has ailing hips or joints, you do not want here to jump up into or out of a car. A well designed dog lift harness allows you to lift your pup by the hips and shoulders. If your dog is too heavy to lift confidently, you should invest in a good ramp to allow her to enter and exit the car.
- Helping your dog go outside to poop or pee. Even dogs with severe limitations have to go outside to sniff around and relieve themselves, but they’ll obviously need help doing so. In such cases, you’ll have to walk a fine line between providing enough support to help your dog stand and move, yet without infringing on her ability to assume the position and answer nature’s call. If your dog needs support while going to the bathroom, be sure to select a lift harness that doesn’t cover her parts – otherwise, you’ll just have to take the harness off, which defeats the entire purpose.
- Helping your semi-mobile dog go for a walk. Dogs that have relatively minor limitations may still enjoy (and benefit from) going on short walks. Owners of such dogs will likely want to use a dog lift harness with a handle on the back. This way, you can provide a little bit of extra help to your pup, while still being able to walk comfortably yourself.
- Carrying a completely immobile dog around. If your dog is completely dependent on you to get around, you’ll need to use a harness that helps you lift her entire body off the ground in a safe fashion. Such harnesses must support the dog’s hips and shoulders, rather than her abdominal region, and you’ll want to select one that includes a shoulder strap, so that you can use the large muscles in your legs, butt and back to carry her, rather than just your arms.
What is Dog Hip Dysplasia?
Dog hip dysplasia is a common canine hip problem. It is a disease of the hip in which the ball and socket joint is malformed. This malformation means that the ball portion and its socket don’t properly meet one another, resulting in a joint that rubs and grinds instead of sliding smoothly. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs and in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Hip dysplasia often begins while a dog is still young and physically immature. Early onset usually develops after four months of age. There are also cases of later onset, where hip dysplasia develops due to osteoarthritis, a form of joint inflammation (arthritis) that is characterized by chronic deterioration, or degeneration of the joint cartilage.
How Does a Dog Hip Dysplasia Brace help?
Where surgery isn’t required, or isn’t possible, there are solutions to help ease your dog’s suffering. The Dog Hip Dysplasia Brace is designed for dogs who suffer from mild to moderate hip dysplasia, but also arthritis, decreased endurance during activity, hip pain, low back pain or weakness and back leg limping. It is also appropriate for puppies and young dogs who suffer from low back pain and early hip dysplasia symptoms, and to support the low back and hip area for dogs recovering from surgery or injury. The brace can be useful for older dogs who have difficulty getting around easily. The support and stability provided by the brace helps decrease pain and inflammation while being active.
How Does an Anxiety Comfort Vest Work?
When worn properly, a dog anxiety vest distributes pressure over the back and sides of the dog’s chest, serving as a calming “hug.” Scientifically, gentle pressure releases chemicals called endorphins that promote a sense of well-being. That’s why stroking a dog firmly and slowly calms him down while a quick pat on the head gets him revs him up.
What Triggers Anxiety in Pets?
Anxiety in dogs and cats can be triggered by various external stimuli. Dogs and cats often fear loud noises (e.g. fireworks), household visitors, nail trimming, car travel, vacuum cleaners, or separation from their owners. Fear of thunderstorms is a common cause of canine anxiety. Dogs and cats become anxious when they see lightning bolts or hear the constant pounding of rain on the roof. They also detect changes in barometric pressure and the ozone content of the air (a side effect of lightning) that occur during storms. And if they receive a shock from the buildup of static electricity, dogs really become nervous. It’s no wonder why so many dogs suffer from “storm phobia.”
Can I Use an Anxiety Jacket on My Dog When I’m Away from Home?
Yes. Anxiety in dogs and cats can be triggered by separation from their owners. So putting a calming vest on your pet before you leave the house will help promote a sense of comfort and well-being, keeping your pet relaxed while you are away.
How Do I Choose the Best Calming jacket for my dog?
There are hundreds of pet anxiety vests on the market, from the simple wraps to more complicated vests and jackets. There are 5 things you should consider: Design, Material, Comfort, Easy to Put on, Safety. Here So you need to do some homework before ordering one. Here are some factors to be considered when come to purchase a dog anxiety vest:
- Design: Pets are more sensitive at neck and chest area. A well designed dog anxiety vest shall cover most torso from neck to tail, back and chest. Unfortunately, most dog anxiety vests on the market cover only dog’s back but not much the neck and chest area. Some rare designs, such as the Lightningshirt by NeoAlly, designed by Neo Sports Lab, make the full coverage of the neck and chest.
- Material: The material used for dog anxiety vest needs to be soft and elastic. When it wraps tightly to the dog or cat’s body, the theory being it is akin to swaddling a baby. The tightness hits certain pressure points and makes the pet feel secure and comforted. The material has to be strong and durable to withstand some dogs from chewing it. The material needs to be breathable to make the pets comfortable to wear it. Look for breathable material.
- Easy to Put On: It is not an easy task to put on a vest or jacket on your pet, especially when the pet is under stress. Some dog anxiety vests have put this into considerations in the design, but many others do not. For example, some designs require dog’s paws and legs to go thru sewn holes, which makes it very hard to wear. The lightning shirt designed by Neo Sports Lab is very easy to wear, no need to lift any part of the pet when putting it on.
- Safety Features: Some dog anxiety vests are made with reflective, which make the pets wearing it visible at night, a nice safety feature for pet owners. The lightning shirt has such features.
Lightning Shirt, the innovative design dog anxiety vest by Neo Sports Lab, has taken all the considerations in pets’ anxiety calming wear. It has the following advanced features in comparison to thunder shirt:
- Better Design – It has the most coverage of dog torso, from neck to tail. While thunder shirt wraps from top to bottom, leaving most part of the dog chest and neck uncovered, the lightning shirt wraps pet from bottom up, covering the whole chest and neck area for the best calming effect in pets’ anxiety. It also gives adjustable tightness and compression at each part of the body, achieving the personalized calming needs for your dog or cat.
- More Comfortable for Pets – Thunder shirt wraps pets top down from back to chest, leaving the fastening velcros right under the pet’s chest and neck, making them rub pet’s skin when the pet laying down. Lightning shirt wraps pets from bottom up, and the fastening velcros are on top of pet’s back, no inference with dog’s activities.
- Easier to Wear – Since wrapping bottom up, lightning shirt allows you easily compress the shirt and fasten the velcros, while thunder shirt make it harder to get the compression around your pet and not easy to adjust the velcros and fasten them. When putting on the lightning shirt, keep your dog or cat standing, put the shirt under the pet between legs, lift up the top of the shirt and wrap around pet’s neck, then lift up the middle portion and wrap around pet’s body. Adjust the tightness around neck and around body separately to achieve best calming compression.
- Breathable Material – The lightning shirt is made of soft and elastic material containing 90% polyester and 10% spandex. It is durable and breathable, providing consistent and gentle compression.
- Safety Reflective Edges – Another advantage that the lightning shirt gives over thunder shirt is that it has reflective edges, which make the pets wearing it visible at night, safe from the passing vehicles.
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