Dog Rear Leg Brace
Hind leg weakness or injuries are common symptoms among dogs. Neoally Pets has developed several types of leg braces to support dog’s rear leg at different support level. Our dog leg braces are designed with care to provide the best support while comfortable to wear. The two types of dog rear leg braces include the leg braces of no-rigid no inserts and leg braces with metal spring support. While the non-rigid dog braces provide moderate support to dogs with weak rear legs, the braces with metal spring inserts lend more support and stabilization to dogs with serious rear leg issues.
How Does Dog Rear Leg Brace Help Torn ACL?
Dogs are the most active companion animals. Dog’s legs, especial the rear legs prone to injuries from running, jumping, etc. Torn ACL is common issue among dogs. There are various causes of dog’s leg injuries so it is essential to visit your vet to determine the root causes and the treatment plan. However, dog leg braces have been widely used in the treatment.
Dog rear leg braces offer stability and support which helps decrease pain and inflammation when the dog is active. 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. By stabilizing and supporting the real legs, these dog rear leg braces help dogs recover from torn ACL and other injuries. These new innovative products are made of high quality spacer mesh material and soft padding, and so can be used by pets in any environment.
What Other Injuries A Dog Rear Leg Brace Can Help?
The followings are common injuries in dog legs:
Muscular Sprains in Dogs
Muscular sprains develop due to activities that cause accidental damage to the joints or cartilage. It may occur if the dog accidentally slips or plays rough outdoor games. The most common sign of muscular sprain is swelling at the affected site. Dog rear leg brace can help support the wounded leg and reduce swelling. It is recommended by vets to wear braces on both legs even only one leg gets injured. This is because the imbalance in dog will highly likely to cause the other leg injured if not protected.
Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common type of ligament injury in pets. It’s characterized by sudden lameness and swelling of the knee joint. This condition develops if the pet exerts excess pressure on the knee joint, which in turn causes ligament tear. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament has to be treated surgically to prevent the onset of arthritis. Breeds such as Rottweiler’s and Labrador retrievers are at greater risk of developing ACL. Dog rear leg braces provide support the legs, reduce pressure on the rear leg muscle and help in healing of the torn ACL or CCL.
Bone Dislocation and Fractures
Dogs that have a fractured leg bone don’t exert any pressure on the leg. They may also be in severe pain, unable to stand. Pet owners should apply steady pressure to fractures bleeding profusely. However, it’s best to seek emergency vet help to avoid contamination of open wounds. The severity and type of fracture will be diagnosed through X-rays. Pets will be surgically treated and broken bones may be sutured together or aligned with plates and screws. The symptoms of bone dislocation are similar to those of fractures. Pets suffering from dislocation may also have swelling at the affected site. Dislocation mostly occurs when a dog is hit by a car. A splint type dog real leg brace with metal rods inserts can help stabilize the leg and promote the healing.
Dog paw injuries are evident if the pet lifts the paw off the ground and refuses to exert pressure on it. The pet may also cry in pain due to any foreign object lodged in the paw. In addition paw injury may be caused by nail tear or bleeding. Pet owners should examine the paw for any visible symptoms and seek early medical help to reduce discomfort. Dog shoes, in this case, can help dogs from touching ground with bare paws.
Types of Dog Rear Leg Brace
Non-rigid Dog Rear Leg Brace
- Weak leg support
- Wound leg protection
- Injury prevention
Dog Rear Leg Brace with Metal Spring Inserts
- Leg stabilization
- Strong leg support
- Injury recovery
- Mobility assistance