Performance Dog Knee Brace | CCL-ACL Stifle | Dog Rear Leg Brace
This prosthetic has changed Olaf’s life. After having sepsis and losing a hind leg and all of his toes on his other hind leg, he couldn’t even walk. He is an active pup that loves to play with other dogs and was always so sad watching him try to run on his two front legs. This prosthetic has helped him enjoy life more and now he can run with the rest of the dogs, swim, and even goes on nature trails. He is so much happier and so thankful for this company for making this happen for him!
Hi, unfortunately we were unable to make the braces stay on the correct place. I worked with a vets lab and we both tried and tried all different options.
I will need to return them. 😔
My 12 yr. old blue heeler is able to go for walks again due to having his brace. I'm sure he would not be able to without it, due to an unhealed injury on the bottom of his paw. Thank you so much! We are both very happy with it!! You provide a great service and I happened to see info. on the company and its owner on PBS this week.
Ordered a medium Performance Dog Knee Brace | CCL-ACL Stifle | Dog Rear Leg Brace our 23 lb 10yr old Rat Terrier/Teddy Roosevelt. Try as we may, there was no possiblity of that fitting her. Her lower leg was just too short although the top portion fit great. Customer Service was fantasic. We returned the brace and received ALMOST a full refund. The only option we have is a custom made brace...which as a single mom an extra $700 is hard to come by. Especially since the $ I did have set aside was used to have her correctly diagnised by a specialist (roughly $800). Once I can roundup an extra $700 for a custom made brace I will definitely be ordering through Aninal Ortho Care...the customer service was extremely helpful and polite. Although the brace did not fit (can't help my girl has little back legs) the quality of the product was excellent and my doggie really thought it was like her collar in the sense that she had more "bling" to wear. She was like...Hold up! Why? What? What's it doing back in box? The look of dissapointment was written all over her littke face as I walked out the door with it hand to return...and yes...she gave me the puupy eyes. So if money was not a factor I would already have her in custom brace...until then she's getting rest, shortened walks, no hills and being carried up and down 4 flights of stairs. Thank you Animal Ortho Care. I would recommend in some way that pet parents are aware that dogs such as mine that fall into that "gray" area with weight/height may have in issue with the rear leg brace.
My Chocolate lab does so well with her brace, she has started wearing all day. When she doesn't wear it she becomes a three legged dog. Love the product and the people who were involved in making it for her.
People at the Dog park are always asking me about it, and I tell them it's from Animal Ortho Care.
Our dog went from using 3 legs to walking like a young pup after getting his knee brace.
Great product for our dog who tore his cruciate ligament. Customer service was top notch too!
We are two months in, and this thing is a lifesaver. We were told our pup had a ccl year, and we had two options: surgery or conservative management. We did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that the surgery recovery would fail due to our energetic Aussie-GSD mix. We opted for conservative management and found some information about this brace (thank you, Husky Squad). Now we can let her joint heal and still allow her to get outside and hike!
The casting is not too challenging, and the brace fits great. Just make sure you tighten the screws every time before going out.
Performance Dog Knee Brace | CCL-ACL Stifle | Dog Rear Leg Brace
I figure I take time to write a review, I got to say this is a great company to deal with and customer service is great. Unfortunately for us are dogs injury continue to get worse and after a trip to the vet we found out the bad news that she has bone cancer. we're just continuing to keep her comfortable and enjoying last few days we have with her.
My 14 year old Lab tore his CCL (ACL) and he wasn’t a good candidate for surgery. I tried other types of braces while he was doing therapy, but they were complicated and time consuming to put on, and would slip on his leg. His thigh was starting to atrophy, so a custom brace would take longer than I wanted to wait and would be sized for his atrophied leg. So we selected the adjustable version and It instantly made a difference. The support it provided for my pup was evident because he instantly wanted to go for a walk and was trying to chase my daughter on her scooter. We went from only being able to walk about a block, to being able to go for his normal 1/2 mile+ walks.
The brace is easy to size to your dog and super easy to take on & off. It provides great support and is made well. So happy I found this company and highly recommend!!!
I have a 9 yr old boxer that started toe tapping then avoiding use of hind leg altogether. My vet recommended surgery but she had issues with anesthesia so I opted to tx conservatively. Thanks to Ortho Animal Care she was able to mobilize with braces (performance knee brace/toe up) and even run. She amazingly tolerated brace well. Her treatment was approx 4 months is currently out of brace completely now. I am so grateful for this product. The bracing was pricey but was life sustaining for my pet (and still cheaper than surgery). I had contacted customer service and spoke with staff who guided my purchase-very helpful/informative. So thankful for this company and product!!!
My dog Sasha injured her back at the beginning of last Summer (2019). I was pleased to discover the EMbrace System and have used it since then as a supplement to her rehab therapy, which is once/week. I have found it to be valuable treatment for her and have used it not only on her back, but her shoulders and knees (ACL injuries) as well. I know it has made her more comfortable and able to move more easily. I highly recommend it.
I have an 11 year old rescue Pit Bull that about a year ago he biffed it jumping into my SUV to go for a ride & I discovered Pit Bulls are known for hip dyspepsia. I bought an Ortho Hip Brace that seemed to help & he was doing fine with it. Then 2mo ago, my 11 year daughter (she's why we say our Pitt is 11 bc when we got him they guessed his age between 3-5 years old & she was 4 so she said he was 4 just like her) just got a puppy Labrador who wants to play all the time. My Pitty forgets he isn't a puppy anymore & his dyspepsia got to a point he barely could walk & we had to lift him up on the bed. I came across this device & went through reviews & bought it hoping it did what it said as the brace was no longer effective. I am so grateful for people writing reviews! We have had it almost 2 weeks but haven't used it consistently every day (I know bad mom!) but he had treatment 3 days in a row & then about 3 random days & its worked just off of that so far! He's not 100% by any means but has went from barely walking to being able to rough house with the puppy & still get up and walk! That made it worth the cost of this device. He still wants us to lift him on the bed out of fear bc he's fallen in the past but we are slowly building him up to do it himself & he has jumped up a few times by himself which he hasn't done since we got the puppy. The only "side effect" is after treatment he can't walk for little bit. It's like his leg fell asleep. I have to massage the muscle for 5-10 minutes before I will let him try to stand or walk otherwise he just falls bc the leg is completely limp which when he falls its on his bad hip defeating the purpose. But I will take that side-effect for all the good that it has done this far!
Our dog is a Lab mix, 13 years old, about 60 lbs, with a partially torn achilles tendon on his left, rear leg. When he stands, his claws are curled under his foot like he is walking on his knuckles, so he can barely put any weight on this leg. At his age, we did not think surgery was the right option since it would have put him through a lot of pain, may not have worked and may have even left him worse off. The brace has allowed him to walk. It's very secure. We are going on walks again, like we had done for so many years, so he's "dogging" again, smelling everything, marking his territory, etc. It has been a game changer for us. I don't know what we would have done without it.
The company offered a great service. After trying a week, we noticed the prosthetic needed some adjustments. We contacted the company. They responded immediately. We especially wanted to thank Angela Boncz for her wonderful service. After she made the adjustment, she sent back the prosthetic second day. Thank you! Angela. The prosthetic changed my dog's life. She wears it everyday, running and chasing squirrels. No words can express our thanks to Animal Ortho Care.
Our dog had pulled a muscle or had a straind ligament for 2 months before we purchased the stilfel. We tried meds and not walking her much, keeping her less active and she could not get rid of her limp. Took a few weeks of her wearing it and we sad improvement, slowly but surely she'll be walking and running the way a 3yr old dog should.
Our 12 year old pit Silly had already had a tplo on her left knee and two years later she destroyed her right knee chasing a squirrel. She was not a good candidate for another tplo so our family searched for options. Our vet didn't seem convinced a brace would help but we weren't willing to have our pit limp around in pain for the rest of her life. I reached out to AOC online and they were very patient with my many questions and helped me decide which brace would be best and didn't attempt to up sell the most expensive option. Being close to their office where the braces are made they scheduled an appt to fit our pit in the office. The office staff Laura and the brace specialist were awesome. They were very patient with my elderly pit and didn't try and rush the fitting. They were very loving and understanding. After the brace was ready Dr. Campana was awesome and agreed to help custom fit the brace. He also was very loving and patient with my pit. Following the wear in guidelines was very beneficial, now my pit runs around the house as if the brace isn't even on. The brace is very good quality and fits her very well. I would not hesitate for a second to take another animal back for a brace.
Luna was in pain and inflammation before this wonderful product. At the beginning was bothering her but it does really work. Besides love care some collagen and ashwagandha and also cutting off completely the medication for fleas; no surgery was necessary and Luna is back and can walk and even run thanks to wearing the brace. Thank you from a happy family
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 abou