Remove all metal stays before washing. Hand wash only with warm soapy water. Lay flat to dry.
- Your dog may wear their brace whenever they are being assisted for transport, such as in and out of a car. However, EMbrace Lift Supports are not intended to be used in the water and should only be wet for regular cleaning.
- Remove your dog's brace when they are not being assisted. This lift is not intended to be used as a back brace. If your dog is in need of a back brace, consider our L'il Back Bracer. If your dog is in need of a longer term assistive device, consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.
The EMbrace Lift Support is an assistive device only. Your pet may use this when they require getting from point A to point B with your help. This means that your pet should only be wearing the lift for short periods of time, such as getting in and out of cars or for going up and down steps. You can help your pet adjust to the lift by positively reinforcing and rewarding your dog for wearing the lift. Please keep in mind that the break-in period and time of each increment will depend on your pet's diagnosis and overall acceptance of the device.
If there is any irritation or skin breakdown, discontinue use of the device for a minimum of one full day or until the area has healed. If irritation still continues after the area has healed, discontinue use and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is crucial that you thoroughly inspect your pet's skin after each use of the EMbrace Lift Support. This is especially important during the initial break-in period. While it is not uncommon to see minor problems for the first few weeks of device usage, make note of any blisters or other unusual marks on the skin. Skin redness that does not disappear within an hour after the device is removed and other signs of skin breakdown are indications of excessive pressure from the brace.
Both the EMbrace Lift Support and areas of skin that come into contact with it must be kept clean. This reduces the chance of your dog contracting contact dermatitis or other skin conditions. Clean the device with warm soapy water as needed. After cleaning, dry with a towel or let the brace dry at room temperature. Never put a wet brace onto your pet, as it will affect the fit.