Q: Hi, I have a Sprocker Spaniel who has damaged her left shoulder. Soft tissue damage to tendons and muscles. The vet has told us we need to try and keep her quiet and to not let her jump up (well that’s very difficult with a young spaniel!) She needs to rest the shoulder but every time she seems to get better, she has a silly fit and undoes the repair of the muscle and then it hurts and she limps badly. Would your Shoulder Brace help support her shoulder but also reduce her stretching up to jump?
A: Yes, the Balto Lux Shoulder Brace will help to support the shoulder joint as well as limiting bending and movement of the joint, whilst it repairs. If you have any questions or would like help with sizing, let us know, we are here to help. Another thing which might be worth looking into is getting her a snuffle mat or a dog puzzle or similar, this can keep her occupied while exercise is limited.
Q: Hello, my Labrador has arthritis in both of his front legs. He still really enjoys his walks and pottering around but is finding it increasingly difficult. I saw on your website that you have a shoulder brace and wondered if you thought this might help him?
A: The Balto Lux Shoulder Brace, which you were looking at, can be brilliant for arthritis as it just gives that extra bit of support to the joints and reduce joint strain. Applying the brace should make walking much more comfortable, meaning he can go for longer walks again. It is soft and can be worn for long periods of time. Another thing which would be worth doing (if you are not already) is to give your Lab a joint supplement, this will also really help with the arthritis.