If your dog is Knuckling Over with their front or rear paws, you can help them recover faster with the use of a the Anti-Knuckling Training Sock for dogs. This rehabilitation support is a temporary training tool for short-term, multiple use to help correct gait and improve hind paw placement. Knuckling is when the top of your dog's paw turns downwards and drags along the ground as they are walking. It is generally a neurological problem but all dogs can be victims of knuckling.
Some common causes or paw knuckling gin dogs are Carpal flexural deformity, Sore paws, Intervertebral disc disease, Carpal flexural deformity, Fibrocartilaginous embolism, Degenerative myelopathy. These issues can be minor or acute and should always be checked and diagnosed by your VET. Intervertebral disc disease can require treatments varying from rest and medical management to surgery, depending on the severity. The first priority will be to manage the inflammation and the pain. Your veterinarian may suggest either nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, narcotics, muscle relaxants or other medications along with restricted movement and rest. If these drugs do not alleviate the pain, surgery may be required.
Three to six weeks of consistent cage confinement is essential for a full recovery in all cases.
Your pet should be placed on a soft surface and will need to be turned every few hours in order to prevent pressure sores from developing. Overweight dogs will be put on a dietary program. If there is a good chance of improvement in your dogs gait, it is worth using a knuckling training sock. This training device provides support and stimulates the paw, which causes the dog to lift the paw higher.
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- Provides training support for dogs who drag their back paws.
- Stimulates a dog between its toes and causes him to pick the foot up higher.
- Designed to enhance proprioception.
- Perfect for rehabilitative use for pets recovering from spinal surgery.
- Lightweight, comfortable, and adjustable, with convenient touch-fastener closures.
- Training Sock best used on pet for two to five-minute walks and removed in between.
We recommend you use this temporary training tool during multiple walks for two to five minute intervals on one lower hind leg at a time. Remove when training exercise is complete. If you have questions about how or when to use the Anti-Knuckling Training Sock, check with your veterinarian or physical rehabilitation professional for guidance. You may also post questions on our Help Advice area at HandicappedPets.net. Proper Placement and Fit for the Anti-Knuckling Training Sock
2. The adjustable cord loop should be on the front of the leg
3. Secure touch-fastener closure straps on the top and the bottom of the Anti-Knuckling Training Sock
4. Place the cord loop under middle two toes
5. Pull to tighten top of cord so that it is taut
Do not wrap the Anti-Knuckling Training Sock
too tightly so that it interferes with circulation or limits the mobility of the rear leg. Do not tighten cord to the point where it could cause irritation or pull the toes up too far.