"Can my pet use his/her rear legs in the wheelchair?"
A 12-year-old boy who lost his right leg to cancer has just adopted his dream pet: A dog that is missing a leg as well.
The Walkin' Rear Splints come in a range of sizes to fit your dog or pet perfectly. The sizes range from XXSmall to XLarge to make sure most breeds are covered. All splints come with adjustable straps to best fit the splint to your pet's dimensions. Splints will not be effective if they are too loose or too tight. Please keep in mind that Walkin' Rear Splints are designed to support the lower part of the legs. They will not stabilize the knee on the rear leg. Please check with your local veterinarian before using the splint on your dog or pet. If you have a cat and are interested in these splints, you will need to order the XXSmall or XSmall splint, depending on the size of your cat. See chart.
Please keep in mind that the Walkin' Front Splints are designed to support the lower part of the legs. They will not stabilize the elbow on the front leg. Please check with your local veterinarian before using the splint on your dog or pet.
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DogLeggs is dedicated to enhancing the quality of treatment and improving the lives of companion animals. Today, DogLeggs’ products are revolutionizing the companion pet industry by providing pet owners and veterinarians with innovative, effective, easy to use coverage and support solutions. The perfect alternative to many traditional bandaging methods.Splints do not help broken legs heal -- your veterinarian will need to set the bone to promote healing. After aligning the broken pieces of bone, your vet usually will place a cast around the limb to keep the bone fragments from separating or shifting. During the next several weeks or months, the bone will heal, ultimately allowing the cast to be removed. Never try to set a broken bone yourself, as this can cause your pet a great deal of pain and further damage to the bone.From the beginning to this day, ALL DogLeggs’ products are proudly made in the USA, using the highest quality materials and the greatest care in their fabrication, assuring each and every customer the best result for your pet.Understandably, injured cats are often frightened, anxious and in pain. This can cause them to try to lick their leg or remove the splint. Accordingly, it is important to monitor your cat while traveling to the vet, to ensure she does not cause herself further injury or remove the splint. This is another reason that it is helpful to have a partner -- who can drive while you hold your cat -- assist you in caring for an injured pet. Do not allow your cat to lick, chew or paw at the splint or injured appendage.Cotton material, towels or clothing can cushion the affected limb, while sticks, kitchen utensils, rolled up newspaper, magazines or cardboard make good braces; anything rigid and of an appropriate size will work. A medical bandage is the perfect supply for tying a splint to your pet's leg, but you can use gauze, rope, string, scarves, or torn towels in a pinch. Anything you can use to tie the splint to the leg will work.Leg injuries in dogs are pretty common. As a pet parent, it’s possible that your dog will someday suffer from a broken leg. If you’ve read our blog posts on and , then you may be prepared to deal with the injury when it happens. But what about the aftermath and the ? When you bring your dog home from the vet, a few simple tips will help your dog stay on track and recover faster.