Dog Leg Splint (Full Support)

Dog Leg Splint (Full Support)
Dog Leg Splint (Full Support)
Dog Leg Splint (Full Support)

 

  • This full leg splint is designed to immobilise the dogs front or rear leg. This splint is can be used for pre/post operative support, fractures and more serious injuries to the lower leg when immobilisation is required. The leg splint is positioned at the back of the dog's front or rear leg and is adjusted with padded Velcro straps secured over the front of the leg. Interior padding in the splint keeps the leg secure and comfortable. Non-slip pads on the bottom of the splint add stability.
  • The front leg splint extends above the carpal joint and completely under the paw, giving full support to the bottom of the dog's leg. The back leg splint extends down the metatarsal joint and under the back paw, giving full support to the lower rear leg. 
  • Please scroll down the page to see full details, sizing and fitting instructions.
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Uses:

  • Osteoarthritis of the carpal or metacarpal / tarsal or metatarsal joints
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Polyarthritis
  • Soft Tissue injuries to carpal or metacarpal / tarsal or metatarsal tendons/ligaments
  • Carpal or Metacarpal / Tarsal or Metatarsal joint instabilities or malformations
  • Brachial Plexus or Radial Nerve Damage Injuries
  • Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
  • Post-surgical protection
  • Paw knuckling

Features:
  • Keeps the dog's leg in normal walking position
  • Allows weight to be put on the broken or weak limb
  • Provides an easy way to provide daily wound therapy
  • Reduces the standard cost of bandaging and casting
  • Lightweight design increases the tolerance of the splint for the dog
  • Waterproof
  • Durable
  • Comfortable interior padding
  • Non-slip pad on the bottom of the splint

At first, it may take a few days for your dog or pet to get use to the feeling of walking around with a dog splint, but with the state of the art design, they will feel comfortable with movement and mobility in no time. Encourage them to walk in it using treats. A sock can be used around the paw before applying the splint to make it more padded and comfortable.

Depending on the use of the splint, these generally last 4-6 weeks if not longer but may wear quicker with every day use and rough wear.

 

Sizing:

 

Front Splint

Front Splint Measurements

 

A: Measure from end of longest toenail to midpoint between carpal pad and elbow.
B: Measure from end of longest toenail to just above carpal pad.

 

It is recommended that you measure the dog in a standing position, if possible.



 

Size A B
XXS 5.75" / 14.6cm 3" / 7.6cm
XS 7.75" / 19.7cm 4.25" / 10.8cm
Small 9" / 22.9cm 5" / 12.7cm
Medium 10.25" / 26cm 6" / 15.2cm
Large 11" / 27.9cm 7" / 17.8cm
XL 11.5" / 29.2cm 7.25" / 18.4cm


 

Rear Splints

RearSplintMeasurement1

A: Measure from end of longest toenail to midpoint between hock and knee.
B: Measure from the end of longest toenail to top of hock.


SIZE A B
XXS 6.25" / 15.9cm 4.5" / 11.4cm
XS 9" / 22.9cm 6" / 15.2cm
Small 10" / 25.4cm 7" / 17.8cm
Medium 11.25" / 28.6cm 8" / 20.3cm
Large 13.5" / 34.3cm 9.5"/ 24cm
XL 15.5" / 39.4cm 11" / 28cm

How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.

When introducing a new splint to a pet, it’s important to start slowly. Positive reinforcement methods, using praise, treats, or toys should always be used in association with the splint. The splint will initially make the pet walk "funny” or maybe not want to walk at all. Using positive reinforcement to encourage walking is always the best approach.

Day One: Place splint on pet for 10-15 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these short sessions 3 to 4 times during Day One.

Once the splint is removed, look for any areas of irritation or rubbing on the pet’s skin that may have been caused by the splint. If you notice an area of rubbing, please consult one of our customer service representatives for fitting assistance, and your veterinarian with any medical concerns.

Remember that every pet is different; it may take pets longer than a few days to get used to the splint, and that’s OK. It’s more important to make sure the pet is comfortable with the splint and the fit is correct than to rush the process. Continue with these short sessions until your dog adjusts. If you are concerned that the fit isn’t correct, please contact our customer service department or consult with your veterinarian.

Day Two: If your pet is having a hard time adjusting to wearing the splint, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If your pet seems to be walking a little better and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase the session length a bit. 

Place splint on for 15-30 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Two. Again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Day Three: If your pet is still having a hard time, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If the pet seems to be walking a little better than in Day Two and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase session length again.

Place splint on for 30-60 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Three. Once again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

 

Ongoing: Once the pet is able to comfortably wear the splint for 4 hours or more in the day, and no areas of rubbing or irritation are present, it’s all right to increase wear time to almost a full day, if needed. If you are unsure how long the splint should be worn based on your dog’s medical condition, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.

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