Dog Leg and Hip Braces

We all hate it when our pets start slowing down. But whether it’s injury, inflammation or just age in general, leg and joint braces can give your dog the extra support she needs to stay mobile and active. Our four-legged friends may be built a little differently but they have wrists, elbows, knees, hips, shoulders and ankles too! All of which can be subject to pains, sprains and annoying tears, just like humans. Luckily, we have braces for every leg area … for pets big and small. Whatever your need, all our pet products have been designed for mobility and comfort using high-quality, breathable materials that last.

front-leg-braces
rear-leg-braces
Dog-hip-braces

FAQs + Learning Center

We’ve worked with veterinarians to develop 3 different types of leg braces for pets:

  1. Non-rigid leg braces with no inserts
  2. Semi-rigid leg braces with metal spring support inserts
  3. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

VISIT OUR LEARNING CENTER

Stay In Touch

    Ask Us A Question
    Ask


      Get Discount & Product Notification


      Call Us
      M-F 9a-5p ET
      302.321.5900