Dog´s wrists are located on the front legs. Carpus, also known as the wrist joint, comprises seven small bones that are held together by ligaments. Muscles and tendons also play a role in its structure. Our wrist support is designed to prevent the overextension of the carpus and alleviate associated pain. The incorporated metal structure assists in maintaining the joint’s movement within a normal range.
The life of a dog can be quite active and susceptible to accidents. Dogs might injure themselves from falls or jumping onto hard surfaces. In the event of such accidents, the wrist can bend unnaturally and become sore, necessitating the use of a wrist support.
In certain cases, a dog’s wrists can become looser as they age, leading to overextension. Factors like prolonged cortisone treatment and obesity can contribute to wrist overextension. Certain dog breeds, such as Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs are more predisposed to carpal health issues.
If it’s an accident, it’s advisable to keep the wrist brace on throughout the acute healing phase. The support eases the dog’s movement and expedites the healing process of the injury. After a couple of months, the leg is usually recovered, allowing for an increase in activity and gradual reduction in support usage.
If the structure of the wrist is permanently stretched, the support should be used continuously. Depending on the situation, the support can be worn only during walks and if there is pain without the support, it can be worn all day and taken off for the night. The challenge with chronically downward displaced wrist is often that the leg has already significantly bent down at the wrist before it is noticed. If you suspect that your dog’s wrists have started to overextend, you can contact us for an assessment of the situation.
Gently put the brace on the dog’s leg. The size label should be on the backside of the support, and the metal pieces should go on on the sides. Thigten the brace using the Velcro straps. After a few minutes, you can ensure that the support is at an appropriate tightness.
If needed, hand wash with a mild laundry detergent or diluted dish soap. Wiping and removing fur, for instance from Velcro, is often sufficient when necessary. It’s advisable to remove the support for swimming.
Frictionless and lightweight inner lining
Strong neoprene reinforcement warms up and conforms to the shape of the dog’s leg. Thanks to the soft lining, the support is suitable for postoperative use.
Shaped metal reinforcements
The support maintains its shape due to the bent metal part, providing enough space for the joint. Biomechanically designed range of motion provides the correct joint angle for different situations.
Durable outer layer
Made from highly durable Cordura material.