A shoulder joint support is employed to alleviate shoulder discomfort in the front legs and aid in its rehabilitation. Smaller dogs tend to exhibit symptoms of shoulder instability more frequently than larger breeds. Dogs experiencing shoulder pain might display it through limping or refraining from using it altogether. This shoulder joint support is applicable for all instances of shoulder tendon and ligament pain, as well as dislocated shoulders.
The support serves to keep the humerus (upper arm bone) close to the body, thereby reducing rotation and subluxation (partial dislocation). The neoprene reinforcement conforms to the leg’s shape and helps bear some weight that would otherwise be borne by the tendons and ligaments. With use of shoulder support, the dog can step, turn and move the affected leg more confidently and with reduced pain.
Introduce the support to the dog for approximately 2 months. If it stays in place well, there’s no need to remove it between walks. Walk the dog slowly, allowing it to cautiously step with the supported leg. Muscles generally begin to gradually strengthen, and pain starts to alleviate. Sometimes the dog might require pain medication in the initial stages of treatment. After a couple of months, you can start reducing the support usage and eventually discontinue it altogether. If the joint is only mildly painful, a shorter treatment period might also suffice.
|XS||Yorkshire Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Dwarf Pinscher, Shetland Sheepdog, Bichon Frise, Havana Dog, Cats|
|S||small spitz, whippet, Finnish Lapphund, Icelandic Shepherd, Spanish Water Dog, collie|
|M||Labrador, Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever|
|L||Bernese Shepherd, Leonberger, German Stander|
Enter these dimensions in the order details and we will select the most suitable support. Dimensions do not have to be ‘millimeter-precise’ because the product has a velcro fastening and there is also a flexible material around the neck. See the size selection page for more detailed measurement instructions.