Soft and well-designed support that activates the muscles around the knee. It gives support when the dog walks and runs. The support is only used outdoors and can be taken off when the dog is indoors. It can be used before and after knee surgery or with partial tears of ligaments.
Knee support is ideal for rehabilitation of ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and other knee injuries. It is usually used for jogging for about two to three months when the leg is strengthened and the dog is able to walk better. The support activates the muscles around the knee and gives you the confidence to move. The knee support is fastened with Velcro straps above and below the knee and around the hips.
Patellar licking, or knee pad dislocation, is quite common in small and medium-sized dogs. With the knee support, the pond will stay in place and the dog will lift/jump less.
A completely ruptured ligament is difficult to heal without surgery and conservative treatment can leave knee osteoarthritis changes. However, sometimes there are situations where the knee is not operated, then the knee support will ease the dog’s situation and make rehabilitation quicker. If the knee is about to undergo surgery, it is a good idea to start using knee support while waiting for surgery and continue immediately after surgery or after wound dressing removal.
To select a size:
Measure your foot with a sewing gauge while the dog is standing. Sometimes measuring is difficult if the dog is trying to sit or is very hairy. Write down your order details such as dog height, weight, breed, etc. so we can make sure the dimensions sound right. In the M-size knees, we have two models, one for sporty fit dogs and the other for a slightly narrower, older dog model. You can also always replace the support if it is not the right size. If your dog’s dimensions seem to fit two different sizes, choose a smaller one. The fabric adapts to the dog’s foot as it warms up and is slightly stretched.
Vy = waist circumference, thigh = foot circumference above the knee, tibia = foot circumference below the knee.
XXS support: Length 30-50 cm, thigh 12-21 cm, lower leg 7-13 cm
XS support: Length 35-55 cm, thigh 17-27 cm, lower leg 10-16 cm
S-support: Waist 40-60 cm, thigh 24-32 cm, lower leg 12-17 cm
M-support: Vy 52-75 cm, thigh 29-36 cm, lower leg 16-20 cm
L-support: Vy 65-85 cm, thigh 35-45 cm, lower leg 20-28 cm
XL support belt 70-90cm, thigh 45-55cm, lower leg 28-38cm
Cruciate injury, recovery from knee operations.
XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL