What hock splint size should I pick if my dog is in between two sizes?
If you have a smaller dog, our tip here is to go down a size as these hock splints can be a little heavy. This means your dog will find it easier to walk if they have a lighter splint.
General hock weakness and pain
The brace can be used in pre- and in post-surgery
Rigid splints included which fit into the brace
Does not affect natural movement
Reduces pain, swelling and supports muscles in the hock
Reduces the amount of strain on the joint
Recommendations for use:
During the period of restraint, it is advisable not to leave the dog alone for too long, because it might try to remove the brace by biting or scratching it.
Caution: Direct contact between the splints and the skin means that the brace may cause reddening if the dog is taken out to play or run while wearing it. We recommend that this be prevented by placing some gauze or cotton wool between the splints and the skin.
Consult a veterinarian when using rigid splints.
Always remove the rigid splints before washing.