Which splint would you advise for my dog? After sudden onset of limping which lasted for 3 days my dog now has Carpal Laxity - Over Extension. She does not seem to be in pain from it and is happily going for walks but her foot has gone very flat it needs support. Advice would be appreciated - thank you.
Firstly question, how bad would you say your dog's paw is?
If it's not that progressive we would suggest a Therapaw Carpo Flex Sports Dog Wrap as they are very comfy wraps which our customers and dogs have good results with. This will offer your dog more support along it's leg and reduce the limping. Depending on front or rear leg, we offer both.
If you think it's progressed quickly, then we would suggest the Balto Splint Carpal / Tarsal Laxity. These specifically hold the paw from underneath so your dog will limit further damage by holding the joint between the paw and leg rigid.
The XXS and XS sizes can also be used on cats.
Tough, mouldable metal splint.
The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery.
Rigid splints included into the brace.
The splint is pre-shaped but the angle can be modified by the vet if required.
The splint must be shaped by the vet first on the healthy leg (fore or rear) to ensure he correct angle for the affected leg.
The tough, removable metal splint inserted inside the fabric follows the shape of the rear of the foreleg, down to the foot pad.
Protective bandaging can be effectively placed inside it.