Mobility Braces for Active Dogs

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ORTHO DOG INC.
71 MORTON CIRCLE
SWANNANOA NC 28778

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FAQ

General Information:

a) Placement of the purple logo on the knee brace - The PURPLE LOGO on the knee brace is to be used as a spotter before the brace is put on the knee to locate the front of the knee. Once the knee brace is on and tightened, the knee brace is designed to rotate outward to follow the natural rotation of the dog’s knee from the hip.
b) Slipping of the knee or Anchor brace. If the knee or Anchor brace slides down the leg when your dog is in a seated or down position, it is typically because the fit isn’t correct or application of the brace needs to be adjusted. Please email us some pictures of your dog standing in the brace so we can check the fit and application as we can better advise you if we can see the brace on your dog.
c) The knee brace is in position when your dog is standing, loosens in a seated or down position and pops back into place when your dog stands.
d) Harness position. The neck portion of the harness should fit up around the neck like a collar and the chest strap should fit directly behind the front legs.
e) Butterfly Back brace positon. The lower end of the Butterfly Back brace should sit at least 2” above the tail.
f) If you have any issues or concerns regarding the fit of the brace, Click here to Contact Us by our Online Contact Form which is protected from automated submissions
It is fine for your dog to wear the brace during the day but take the complete brace off at night so that the skin can breathe and won’t cause skin irritation. It typically takes a soft tissue injury 8 - 10 weeks to heal, so your dog should wear the brace consistently for this period of time, especially during exercise.
We don’t recommend bracing both knees unless there are acute recent tears in both as bracing both inhibits walking. When the injured knee is braced, it takes pressure off of the other leg. If you ever need the brace for the other knee, we can send it to you and it will fit into your system. If both knees have acute tears, there is an option at checkout for ordering both knee braces.
Our braces are sold on our site, orthodog.com. They are not sold in retail stores.
We do not make a size small knee brace as a small dog’s legs are not long enough to accommodate our brace.
We do offer mixed size braces (example – a medium leg portion with a large harness). You will calculate your dog’s size at check out so that you can order the correct size.
Our braces, by design, are not custom fit braces so that they are more affordable. Try woundwear.com for a more custom fit brace.
Our Cruciate Care knee brace typically doesn’t fit the bulldog or beagle shape. If you have questions about the fit for your dog, please contact us through our website contact form.
Your dog’s gait will be altered when wearing a brace, especially the Cruciate Care knee brace. The knee brace limits the flexion and extension of the knee so that scar tissue can form a callus over the tear for healing. This is normal and expected.
It can take some dogs a bit to get used to wearing a brace. We suggest that once the brace is on and fitted, you immediately take your dog for a short walk around the house, give them a treat or give them a toy.
We often have returned braces that are functional but with some dog hair that we donate to shelters, rescue organizations and to people who can’t afford a new brace. Please contact us if you want to inquire about a donated brace.
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We do not accept phone credit card orders.
We can respond more quickly to emails that phone calls. Click here to Contact Us by our Online Contact Form which is protected from automated submissions.