We received good customer service helping us to fit the brace. Once we learned how to use the brace, it is easy to use. It is nice to have another option besides surgery when that is not possible.
We have been delighted with the bilateral custom knee braces for our Siberian Husky, Aspen. She suffered a tear of her right leg CCL/ACL and the braces have enabled her to return to near-normal activities during her recovery. The bilateral braces not only support her injured leg, but also provide protection for her other leg during the recovery period. Aspen loves the braces because they allow her to roam and run with her larger brother (when we’re not looking). As the two dogs tend to roughhouse, it gives us comfort to know she has added protection until we can intervene. Thank you for offering a wonderful product that is definitely a “game changer” in treating CCL/ACL injuries in dogs.
The kit was very complete and easy to use. The support from the company was excellent. If you use the kit it is important to get the animal’s leg in the correct position ( which is covered in the instructions ). I was pleased with the result.
Satisfied with the brace I purchased for my working lab. Easy to put on, and her leg is doing 100% better in a couple months of use. Thank you for a wonderful product.
Willa has had her custom AOC CCL brace for over a year now. Prior to that she was having increasing difficulty and pain walking on her back left leg. She would not want to put weight on it and it was seriously effecting her quality of life. When we took her to the VET to have it looked at they said that the ONLY thing that would help Willa was a super invasive surgery that we really didn't want to put her through (planing down the bone in her leg, metal plates and screws, etc.). The VET also said that Willa was not to have ANY physical activity as the tear in her CCL would become worse. I was desperate to find an alternative for Willa and longed for her to be able to go for walks, play and swim again (she was 7 years old at the time of her injury).
In my search for help for Willa I spoke with other VETs in our area, all reiterating that surgery was Willas only option. I inquired about braces, they assured me none would help.
I continued searching and you guessed it, stumbled upon AOC. We ordered a custom CCL brace for her and it arrived in February of 2021. Almost immediately, the brace allowed her to play and go for walks. But over the next few months it seemed to be less effective. In September 2021 (7 months later), we had to send her brace in to have it adjusted. The padding had worn down around her ankle and the fit needed adjusting around knee area which was causing irritation to her skin. Once we got it back, we were again diligent about her wearing her brace. As soon as she woke up in the morning we would put her brace on. She wore it constantly.
Now, it has been over a year that she has had her brace (7 months since it was adjusted) I am SO happy to report her progress. It was slow at first and we weren't sure it was working, but now after a year she has improved immensely. She still wears her brace for walks, but the rest of the day she doesn't need it! She can play in the backyard without it - running, jumping, all that! She was even able to go swimming at the lake!
AOC has been such a pleasure to work with. Their customer service was excellent! I can't say how thankful we are for your work, AOC team! We are so grateful!
Thank you for such a wonderful product. After vet said surgery was only option for our 14yo English Springer after he tore his ACL we started searching for alternatives because we didn’t thinks he would do well with surgery. We found Animal Ortho Care and decided to go with them. We ordered the performance brace to get us by until we could get the custom brace. We are happy to say he is doing great after 6 months and walking without brace no problem(we still put it on for playtime or walks. Highly recommended alternative to surgery.
The casting kit is really easy to use it simple and it doesn't take very long to make the cast for the dog or any animal you have
Prompt service. Brace well made. The only problem was that I should have done a better job making my dog stand while doing the leg casting. This resulted in a little too much flexion at the stifle but the brace still works well.
looked a little intimidating but ended up fairly straight forward and worked well
I’m very happy with the brace. I believe it helps her.
It’s well made.
Thank you !
using it on my Doberman with Wobblers- I do think it helps-!
Everything needed was in the kit. I had my vet do my dogs casting while she was having a dental. So it was simple.
We had to have our brace re-fitted several times for our giant breed - Anatolian Shepherd and the staff at Animal Ortho Care were amazing. Quick, responsive, and detailed. It was a great experience and our dog is recovering very well thanks to them!
Our dog was helped a lot by the brace, she tore her CCL and was limping on 3 legs in severe pain. Within weeks she was moving better even when not wearing the brace. I was surprised how much it helped. She will never be able to be as bouncy as she was, but she can get around pain free now and is much happier.