Dog Leg Splint for Lower Leg Immobilisation
Injuries to the lower front limbs of dogs are often helped during rehabilitation by using splints or braces. The Walkin' Front Splints, modelled after human splints, provide stability and support for the lower part of the front limbs in the carpal and front paw areas. The splints sits at the back of the dog's front 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 and completely under the foot, giving full support to the bottom of the dog's leg. These dog leg splints are fantastic for post operative support after fractures, breaks or ligament tears or strains.
- 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
- Osteoarthritis of the carpal or metacarpal joints
- Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
- Soft Tissue injuries to carpal or metacarpal tendons/ligaments
- Carpal or Metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
- Brachial Plexus or Radial Nerve Damage Injuries
- Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
- Post-surgical protection
FAQs"How Long Should My Pet Wear the Walkin' Splint?" Splints are not designed to be left on your pet for a long period of time. Introduce your pet to the splint by slowly fitting the splint onto your pet. Do this for the first handful of times your pet has to wear the splint. Have your pet wear the splint for two hours on followed by two hours off. When your pet is resting or relaxed for a long period of time, keep the splint off. Always remove the splint overnight. "How do I use a Pet Splint?" Injuries to the lower limb of small animals often need to be splinted or braced. Please see your veterinarian to determine whether this is the best treatment for your pet. These splints can be used on the lower leg for stability and support and are available in a full range of sizes and shapes to accommodate the front or rear leg comfortably. Your pet should always be supervised when using the splint.
- "Can I change or remold the splint with heat?" Yes, you can heat and flare the plastic away from a problem area, but you cannot change the angle of the splint. You will need a heat gun to do any modifications; the splint will be non-returnable as soon as heat is applied. "Does the splint have any tread or soling on the bottom so the dog will not slip?" Yes, the splints have a non-skid soling surface on the bottom. "Do the splints have any padding inside and can it be cleaned?" Yes, the splints are fully lined with a closed cell foam that can be washed.
Sizes and MeasurementsThe Walkin Front Splints come in a range of sizes to best fit your dog or pet. The sizes range from XXSmall to XLarge, to make sure most breeds are covered. All splints come with adjustable straps to best fit the splint to your pet's dimensions. Splints will not be effective if they are too loose or too tight. Please keep in mind: Walkin' Front Splints are designed to support the lower part of the legs. They will not stabilize the elbow on the front leg. Please check with your local veterinarian before using the splint on your dog or pet. If you have a cat and are interested in these splints, you will need to order the XXSmall or XSmall Splint, depending on the size of your cat. See chart below.
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 Weight range XXSmall 5.75" 3" under 10 lbs. XSmall 7.75" 4.25" 10-25 lbs. Small 9" 5" 25-40 lbs. Medium 10.25" 6" 40-65 lbs. Large 11" 7" 65-85 lbs. XLarge 11.5" 7.25" 85+ lbs.
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