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Best Dog Hock Braces & Hock Supports

Hock injuries are common in dogs, and your dog might need a hock brace to help with limping keeping them active all day long. Dog hock injuries can present with swelling around the hock joint, or the hock might be weak and not able to take the full weight of your dog or the ligaments can be injured meaning they find it hard to weight-bear. Support the dog hock with a brace so your dog can reduce pain and prevent reinjury, they will be able to get up from their bed and go for longer walks with more confidence. Look at the hock braces below and find the level of support your dog needs, if you have any questions give us a call and we can help guide you to the best hock brace for your dog.

Achilles Tendon injury

Achilles Tendon injury

"I am so glad that I bought the large Balto hock brace for my 4 year old black Labrador. He is normally SO active but since he sustained an achilles tendon injury on 31st October this year he has been miserable and refusing to leave the house. We went to our Vet straight away, and although I suggested a brace was told it would not help. After ice, rest, Paracetamol and anti inflammatories he was not better, in fact he was getting worse psychologically, refusing to leave the house. I was at my wits end. After speaking to the vet again and getting a second opinion I ordered the large Balto splint that he was measured for. The change has been SO dramatic. He wants to go out for short walks now. He is back to his normal bright upbeat self. He is going to see the orthopaedic Vet in three days time, to ensure he is on the mend. Thank you SO MUCH."

Weak hock

Weak hock

"I have been using these on my Pomeranian for the last 5 years and i would definitely say they have helped him, he has hyper mobile hocks so without them can be unstable"

Ruptured hock ligament

Ruptured hock ligament

"Our dog ruptured a ligament near his hock bone. He had to have an operation to insert a metal plate and have a bone graft. Sadly, this failed due to an infection in one of the screws in his plate and had to come out!!!! Poor boy has struggled with walking as it he was almost walking with his leg flat. He couldn't go on walks and could only go in our flat front garden for his business. Our rear garden has a few small steps but no way could he attempt this or put extra pressure on that paw. The next avenue was for him to go to a Pet Referral Vet Centre about 50 miles from us and have the whole operation repeated, followed by weeks and weeks of cage type rest again. He is 12 and a half years old and all this feels like extra strain on him and also not being able to enjoy his little walks - he is a sociable dog and loves people. We kept asking the Vets if there was any solution to this (like splint he initially had after his operation) but was told no - the only thing they were aware of was handmade splints(braces) which cost about £800! I did a search on the internet and come across this splint and this Company, spoke to them and ordered. This has really helped with our dog. It obviously won't cure this but allows him not to have one small walk in the morning to our nearby park. The vet asked us for a link and they are going to put this item on a Vet's Chat Forum. Just shame no one suggested this to us sooner after months and months of asking!!!!"

Severe broken leg

Severe broken leg

"This was ordered for a dog who had suffered a severely broken leg. He had to undergo multiple surgeries and implants. It did prove to be a great help with the long healing process and keeping the implants stable longer for healing.

We did have to tweak the fit a few times as the leg healed. We applied heat with a heat gun and gently expanded the areas that were causing some pressure points. We also had to add some very thin absorbent cushioning to the interior to prevent any chafing and to help keep the area dry. We used a removable adhesive pad that we could change daily with his bandaging.

Happy to say he is doing great a year later with all four legs in motion!"

How to choose the right Hock Support Brace

  • Accurate Sizing:
    Measure your dog's leg as per the manufacturer's guidelines.
    Ensure the brace fits snugly but doesn't restrict circulation.

  • Specific Condition:
    Choose a brace designed for your dog's specific condition (e.g., arthritis, tendon injury, post-surgery support).

  • Material Quality:
    Look for durable, breathable, and skin-friendly materials.
    Water-resistant materials are preferable for active dogs or outdoor use.

  • Comfort and Mobility:
    The brace should allow for natural movement as much as possible.
    Padding inside the brace can provide extra comfort.

  • Adjustability:
    Adjustable straps or Velcro closures help in achieving a perfect fit.
    It should be easy to put on and take off.

  • Support Level:
    Some braces offer more rigid support, while others are more flexible.
    The level of support should match the severity of your dog's condition.

  • Ventilation:
    Good ventilation is crucial to prevent overheating and discomfort.

It is advised not to leave your dog alone with the product on, in case they remove by biting or scratching.

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