Dog Rear Leg Brace
Neo Sports Lab is specialized in dog’s leg support products. By working with veterinarians, we have developed different types of leg braces to support dog’s leg at each stage. Our dog leg braces are designed with care to provide the best support while comfortable to wear. The 3 types of dog rear leg braces include the leg braces with no inserts, leg braces with metal spring support, and the leg splints for immobilization.
What is Dog Rear Leg Brace for?
Dogs are the most active companion animals. Dog’s legs, especial the rear legs prone to injuries from running, jumping, etc. 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. 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.
Common Injuries of Dog Legs and How Can A Dog Rear Leg Brace 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
Dog Rear Leg Brace with No Inserts
- 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
Dog Rear Leg Splint
- Leg immobilization
- Help support injured leg
- Injury recovery
- Support leg for standing/walking