As do humans, dogs have been known to suffer from various knee problems – from simple sprains, to torn ligaments, to arthritis. It is not good to see our pets suffer, and it can be easy to feel helpless when they are faced with such a situation. Fortunately, the canine knee brace is here to help.
As veterinary professionals, some veterinarians may even suggest a brace as an alternative to conventional surgery in cases of ligament damage. These non-rigid braces are designed to support the knee, improve mobility, and aid in the healing of injuries. If you think your pooch could benefit from a knee brace, read on, as we will go through the top 10 options on the market right now, as well as answer some questions you might have regarding knee braces.
What Are Dog Knee Braces?
In order to be able to walk, run, jump, and play all at the same time, your canine companion needs to maintain good health of its knees, which are one of the most complex joints in the body. A mild injury to the knee, such as a sprain or tear, is one of the most common reasons for a pet owner to bring their pet to the vet.
Similarly to human orthopedic braces, dog braces provide support, stabilize the limbs, and prevent further injury while the dog is healing by aligning the body, correcting the position of injured or weakened limbs, providing support, and stabilizing the limbs. As part of the healing and rehabilitation process, the patient is usually advised to use these devices throughout the entire process.
What to Look for in a Dog Knee Brace
You should look for the following features when selecting a knee or leg brace for your dog:
- A Snug Fit
You can’t make a canine knee brace fit if it’s the wrong size, even with the best will in the world. The majority of manufacturers produce braces in a variety of sizes, so you are sure to find one that works for your dog. Choosing a brace that is specifically designed for the affected leg is also a good idea – rear leg braces fit differently from their front leg counterparts.
It is important to choose a canine leg brace that offers support to tender joints. Make sure it has multiple straps, as that ensures the fit is snug enough to provide stability. It is also a good idea to select a brace that has been endorsed by a veterinarian.
- Comfort Features
Make sure the leg brace you choose has a soft coating, that will not pinch or chafe your pet’s skin, and make sure to remove it every few hours so your pet’s leg can breathe.
The best material for a dog leg brace is neoprene. Commonly used in wetsuits, neoprene is tough enough to stabilize your dog’s leg while being soft enough to comfort them.
Why Use Crawlpaw’s Dog Knee Braces?
A knee brace manufactured by Crawlpaw is made up of high-quality, durable material that will provide your dog with support and comfort as he or she wears them. Even during very hot summers and humid conditions, your dog’s skin will remain cool and dry due to the lightweight and breathable material that was used in its manufacture.
Here are the top 7 knee braces for dogs on Crawlpaw:
- Professional Design
Having over 20 years of production and research and development experience, you can be confident that our dog knee pads will provide excellent support and protection, particularly for dogs suffering from arthritis, knee dislocations, CCL/ACL injuries, that have just undergone leg surgery, or that are elderly and are not suited for surgery.
- The New Upgrade
Featuring built-in metal springs for stability for your pets; protection against injury and sprain, wound healing and arthritis; reflective strips that can be seen at night for your pet’s safety at night.
- High Quality Material
It is made of SBR, a material that is soft, elastic, light and shockproof, which makes it most suitable for use as a dog leg bracket.
- High Quality Fabric
It is made of a high-stretch breathable fabric (98% cotton, 2% spandex), which provides wound protection and helps prevent dogs from tearing sleeves while they are free of their collars outside. It is gentler on the injured area, reducing secondary injuries, and providing wound protection.
- Designed For Pets In The Middle To Late Stages Of Recovery
A breathable sleeve extends past the paw, offering protection from licking, biting, or scratching, which promotes faster healing. The sleeve can also be used to cover salves, bandages, etc.
- Interchangeable Sleeve
You can use this dog leg sleeve on either your dog’s left- or right-front leg, because it is symmetrical in design. One leg goes into the sleeve and the other leg goes through the opening on the other side. (Remove the sheath 2-3 times a day and allow the wound to breathe for 10-15 minutes each time)
Truly One of a Kind Design: This canine knee brace was designed from the ground up to be a highly effective and comfortable canine knee brace that works well. All three straps are adjustable and flexible, and are designed with a metal hinge for maximum support on the knee position; Use with a chest harness that fits properly for maximum efficiency.
About LISPOO: LISPOO specializes in premium, lightweight canine support products that allow all dogs, regardless of age or condition, to enjoy active, happy lives.
- Corrective Support
This device helps pets with neurological impairments move and posture themselves more freely.
- Designed By Canine Rehabilitation Professionals
Veterinarians have designed the assisted training dog leash to help dogs with neurological conditions that lead to knuckles on the hind paw. It is specifically designed for in-clinic use by canine rehabilitation professionals.
- Perfect For Rehabilitation
The therapy stimulates the dog’s toes, evokes the flinch reflex, and raises his feet higher, correcting his gait and improving the position of the hind paws after spine surgery or disc disease.
- Lightweight, Comfortable And Adjustable
The dog training boot is made of lightweight and durable sbr with extra fleece pads and extra toe cord cushioning for a comfortable fit. It also features adjustable cord loops for the perfect fit and touch fastener closure for joint support.
PROVIDES HIP COMFORT: The dog hip dysplasia brace is designed to give your best friend the happy, healthy life they deserve. It is designed for dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia, and similar conditions. By combining compression and support to the hip joint, it relieves symptoms of many hip conditions, allowing your pet to spend more time with his or her family.
KEEPS YOUR PET COMFORTABLE: By applying leg panels above the knee and securing them overtop of the pelvis, our dog hip dysplasia brace provides a feeling of lift to the leg, making it comfortable for a pet to walk, run and move.
EASY TO USE AND CLEAN: This dog hip dysplasia brace connects easily to a standard chest harness, allowing your pet to wear it as they walk, run, sit and lay down. It can be hand washed with a clean cloth or sponge.
PERFECT FIT: The dog hip dysplasia brace can be found in 4 different sizes and with touch-fastener closures that allow for a snug fit. This dog hip dysplasia brace is available in 4 different sizes. The dogs may need 2-4 weeks to adjust completely to moving while wearing the dog hip dysplasia brace. Wearing slowly is important.
- High Quality Material
This TPR coated fabric sling cover is breathable and durable for use when pets are outdoors or climbing. It prevents dust, dirt, urine splashing, ensuring that dogs can travel safely and hygienically.
Dogs with short legs can fold the leg sleeves inward or outward according to the size of the adjustable buckle.
- Preventfalling Off
As the spring webbing leg covers are connected together with a fixed ring at the back, the leg covers will not fall off during play.
- Heal Injury Fasterr
With a reinforced design and metal springs sewn into each side of the brace, this dog leg brace offers unparalleled support and stability for scarring and healing while remaining flexible and comfortable for your dog at all times. Your dog can move comfortably without straining the hock (ankle) joint once the joint is supported medially and laterally.
- Veterinary Orthopedic Design
In veterinary orthopedic professional care, our dog leg brace provides extreme support for dog legs with hock (ankle) injuries, sprains, arthritis, joint support, and recovery after surgery. This product is meant to support the leg hocks, not the upper leg knees.
- High Professional Quality
The dogleg support meets and exceeds the high expectations of veterinarians. It is made from premium composite diving materials for comfort and precision.