Recently we bought a front leg splint for our dog. Unfortunately, due to the splint’s hard plastic shell this does not accommodate the large swelling on his joint. We were wondering about wrap type supports but they would need to offer full support for him. Are you able to advise please if you have anything suitable?
Thanks for getting in touch, I can see you ordered a Walkin’ Full Leg Brace. These full leg braces have hard shells so yes if your dog has swelling a splint is not always suitable. Alternatively a wrap or a splint with removable splints would be better as these are made from soft neoprene material and Velcro straps, so you can change the tension with day to day swelling.
For wraps, check out our Therapaw Dog Leg Wraps. These are high quality wraps which you can even cut them down to customise to you dog's leg depth.
For removable splints, check out our Balto Joint Splint. This splint has removable splints so you can have both a firm wrap without splints or a rigid splint with the splints depending on what your dog needs at what time.
For carpal splints, you can also find a specific carpal splint called Balto Carpal Leg Splint which has a hard shell but does not go over the knee therefore knee swelling won't mean the splint won't fit.
The carpal brace is used for conditions involving lesions to the carpus, leading to pain, lameness, or difficulty in moving
Provides great protection for bandages and plasters when treating surgical wounds (arthrodesis) or licking sores
It also gives great results in pre-operative care: acute or chronic arthritis (osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis and similar conditions) and injuries to the ligaments are no longer a problem.
Arthritis / Arthrosis
Once the brace has been placed around the dog’s leg, it is not necessary that the two white-trimmed edges meet, since the closure of the brace is by means of the blue straps and stabilisation is provided by the splints on the back of the brace.
The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery
Promotes improved balance between the muscle groups in the carpal area
Provides maximum stability of the carpal area and reduces swelling
Removable rigid splints - can be added when the dog is exercising and removed for use around the home