My dog Gator is a 110+ pound American Bulldog and the vet claimed he had completely torn his Crucial Ligament and the only fix was surgery. We bought the brace to stabilize his knee prior to surgery. However, be fore his surgery Gator was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given a grim prognosis. The brace has helped Gator almost completely recover and is no longer limping due to his knee.
This knee support was wonderful. It allowed our English Springer mobility and joy so she could still walk and participate in her daily activities while she healed. Thank you!
I am VERY happy with the custom dog brace I had made for my Finnish Spitz. I wish I had known about these braces on his first ACL tear! He has been wearing the brace since about Thanksgiving and doing very well. (The tear happened in October). Now I can leave it off of him for periods of time but I always put it on him when we go for a walk. It is great support and it fits him very well. I was a bit concerned about how it would turn out, but it is really awesome. I have been recommending this company to a lot of people that ask me about the brace when they see him out walking. Thanks Animal Ortho Care!!
Unfortunately product, even though it was brilliantly designed, did not work for my furbaby. However because of their excellent customer service I would definitely bring my and all my family friends business to them if needed.
My Cheasapeake Bay Retriver was walking perfectly in less than two weeks with this brace.
Thank you for help
My almost 9 year old Irish wolfhound is walking so much better and can get herself up now on her own. Hoping that over the next year her acl injury will heal on its own.
I have a 9 yr old boxer that started toe tapping consistently and only walking on 3 legs when really active. I was advised by my vet to have surgery or do nothing. Due to her age and issues with anesthesia I went on the hunt for alternative treatment. Through my search I found Animal Ortho Care. Wasn’t exactly sure wether to get custom or pre-fab brace and reached out to them. They advised me which to obtain so I bought the above braces. I purchased in 10/19 and happy to say she has done very well with the brace. She doesn’t seem to mind brace and can run freely when I have it on right (LOL). Now she is primarily out of the brace. Only toe taps for short episodes if I let her play and run hard. No longer a 3 legged pup. I try to avoid that but you know dogs. Overall, very happy with brace. It has definitely helped my dog and is a quality product. Thank you Animal Ortho Care!
My 12 year old Belgian Malinois has a partial tear of the cc ligament in his left rear leg. I have ACL problems myself, so I know how disruptive this kind of injury can be; it is miserable not trusting your knee stability. Cody was unsure of his knee and I didn't feel confident taking him on our daily hikes through the woods near our home. The uneven ground was too much for an unstable joint. My vet got me in contact with Animal Ortho Care. AOC has an office locally. Cody and I went there for a custom fitting. I was dazzled by the pictures of all kinds of animals in stifle braces and prosthetic limbs that covered the walls. Cody was completely comfortable with the staff and the fitting was quick and without stress for Cody. The brace was ready before the scheduled date. Another quick office visit and Cody was wearing his new stifle brace for long hikes in the woods. Cody waits patiently while I put the brace on every day. I think he knows it has given him his life back. A big thank you to everyone at Animal Ortho Care!
Performance Dog Knee Brace | CCL-ACL Stifle | Dog Rear Leg Brace
Quite a nice brace and seeming to really be of benefit to our 8 yr. old Goldie.
Every week I have to check the screws however and tighten them . Lost one !
Took awhile to get the brace set right for her. Was always close but not quite. Put additional padding under lower part of brace and then was able to get everything positioned correctly. Needed a larger padding than the one you provided however.
She now lays while I’m putting it on and then off she gos. She even runs with it on . Doesn’t seem to bother her at all.
Thanks for this brace, did what we needed without surgery.
We love the custom brace we got for BluBerryMuffinCake! He wears it every day for a cruciate ligament tear in his stifle is now fully weight bearing and getting sounder by the day! Thank you and your team !
My 12 1/2 yr old Finnish Spitz has been recouping well with his new brace for support on a 2nd torn ACL. I wish I had known about these braces for the first one! This company is awesome. And their product works very well. I started with the over the counter brace and that did not work. So I went to the custom one. I would recommend just going to the custom one if you can. A little sum up front, but when it is weighed against the cost of the surgery and the stress, pain and long recovery otherwise, it is worth every penny in my book! And it also decreases the time frame in getting the brace made and used.
Keep up the good work Animal Ortho Care!
I ordered the wrong size brace and wasn’t able to properly use it. But I highly recommend this company. If you are unsure about any measurements, shoot them an email with some pictures to double check everything before ordering.
At the beginning of the summer, our retriever, injured his ACL, in his left leg. Surgery was recommended which was done right away, we went trough the 12 week healing process, and just as we were in the final weeks he suddenly turned and injured the other leg. A dog trainer friend recommended that we try a more holistic approach, which we did with your brace. We believe the results ,were better than surgery. Our dog seem to like it better. The brace fit perfectly and after ten weeks, we are working him without the brace and while we haven’t had the leg X rayed, he doesn’t seem to favor the leg. We are well pleased with the performance, the fit, and the way in which he accepted it, after a few weeks he would roll over and let us brace his leg. Our dog, weighs 100 lbs. and the brace gave him the support he needed and kept his knee straight.
Brace fit perfectly and has been a life saver for my dog. The brace is well made and easy to put on.
My older dog tore the ligament in his knee and I didn't want to put him through surgery. My Vet recommended this brace and it's fantastic. He wears it on walks and is doing so much better! I'm so happy to see him enjoying the walks again!
We use it when we go for a walk his left legs had fatigue for the last eight months progress is slow but he’s definitely improving using the Brace i give him a little pressure on his leash he definitely uses the the leg and walks Putting the leg firmly down which he hasn’t done before
My Thor boy is able to walk again. Unfortunately he tore his other CCL and we will be ordering a second brace for his other leg. The entire process was easy and the communication from AOC was amazing. Thank you for making it possible for my dog to have his life back.
Thank you so much!
Before we got Animal Ortho Care's Custom brace, we tried two other types of ACL brace. One was $225 and the other was $350. Both were the soft variety, requiring a full body harness and a strap on the non-injured leg. Our dog tolerated these, but she obviously didn't like them. She never wanted to come to us so we could put on the brace. In contrast, she has no problem at all with the custom brace. She comes easily to us so we can put it on (knowing we're going for a walk, of course). I know she's so much more comfortable not having those straps on her body.
Of course, her comfort is important, but what's also important is that it works. And it does! No toe-touching while she has the brace on, and after her walks, she's showing no sign of stiffness or discomfort. Obviously, the brace is working.
I love how easy it is to clean this brace too. We walk on the beach most of the time, and it gets sandy and wet, but I just need to rinse it off and dry it well, and it's good to go.
I have only one "negative," and it's not so much a negative, just a warning. When we followed the instructions for making the cast, the time given to wait for the wrapping to harden was too long! The cast got too hard to be bent enough to remove it from our dog's leg, and we needed help from EMTs to get the cast off of her. But all's well that ends well. No harm was done, and the brace fits her perfectly.
We have a Shepard mix that hurt his right knee a couple of months ago. We've been using the Performance Dog Knee Brace and doing Laser Light therapy on his knee and he's doing better and better. We did end up having to adjust the brace (the video on the website helps show how it should fit and how to adjust). They sent us a separate velcro piece to put on the hock area to help with fit as well and we do find this helpful. We did have some rubbing creating a sore on his hock so now also put cotton padding on the hock area with vel wrap to keep it in place and that has worked well. One last thing is that we did have a velcro piece break and I called for options. They sent a new replacement section for the brace overnight. Great customer service!!
Custom Dog Knee Brace | CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Brace
Unfortunately within days our dog chewed through the straps....sigh.....my husband fixed them- ish. It's obvious that she is steadier on her leg with the brace. We now know that she cannot be left with it on unattended though. Still, not an option our vet gave us- and really worked just like the video said. Becareful not to get the wrap on your dogs hair / skin....
Our Dog had just had surgery on his right knee and within a few weeks we noticed he had started to limp on his right one. We immedietly started to process of getting him a custom brace for his right knee. Its been a rough road as someone has always had to be by him, or with him constantly. It's been 60 days and the big lug is moving around so well now. He has even tackled the stairs on his own a few times. It's given him some freedom of movement and its given our family some breathing room. This brace has been a life saver. I just can't say enough about how happy it's made us all.