“Our collie who has carpal hyperextension and osteoarthritis. Our vet recommended the Therapaw products. Can you explain the difference in both Therapaw Carpal Wraps please?”
There are two that work for carpal hyperextension and the main difference between them is the level of support.
Therapaw Wrap 1: Carpo Flex Sports. This one for the front lower legs gives a moderate support - strength 1-3 out of a range of 10.
Therapaw Wrap 2: Carpo Flex X. This one is a firmer support - strength 4-7 on a scale of 1-10.
"Charlie has hyperextension of the carpal ligament in his left fore and while it's not completely collapsed yet, it's come on quickly, and due to his arthritis I think he's putting too much pressure on the paw and if I don't support it I'm sure it will go at some point. What would you recommend?”
As Charlie has moderate carpal ligament injury, we would recommend you support his ligament with a Carpo Flex X. The Therapaw Carpo Flex X Wrap offers moderate to firm support to your dog's wrist and carpal joint. This will support ligament or tendon damage, post-operative support, carpal hyper-extension, chronic arthritis and general weakness in the wrist. Your dog can enjoy all normal activities whilst wearing this support. This support also contains an optional nylon strap that can be fastened anywhere inside the wrap to give your dog additional support to a chosen area.
“I have a small chihuahua size dog. She has recently lost the ability to straighten her front paws and I think she has hyperextension of the ligaments as they feel quite floppy. We have a set of wheels that she’s unable to use due to the front leg issue. I’ve heard that there are strap on boots that may help and I was hoping for some information about the ones you sell please. Do you think they would be suitable and enable us to get her onto her wheels?”
As Chihuahua’s are a small breed, we have found they do very well in wraps and don’t need to use something as rigid splint. Look at the Therapaw Carpo Sports Wrap (light support) and the Therapaw Carpo X Wrap (moderate support).
“Received my replacement carpo wrap today thanks. I have a question, I got these supports to help my dog when walking as she has angled carpal joints due to arthritis but I was wondering if there’s any benefit to leaving them on for longer? She doesn’t run about in the house but she does jump on and off the sofa and follows me upstairs…”
As these wraps are soft, rather than rigid plastic like our splints, your dog can wear them all day. We would recommend you take the carpal wrap off at night so they don’t chew it.