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HandicappedPets Bootie Style Dog Leg Splint

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Description

Help your pal heal with the HandicappedPets Bootie Style Dog Leg Splint. This convenient bootie style splint can be used on either front or back paws to provide complete joint support thanks to its design that extends under the paw. It provides stability for weakness from arthritis or injuries, and helps promote healing during physical therapy or while recovering from fractures, sprains, and surgeries. This splint also helps prevent knuckling, or the inability to place paws on the ground, which can occur in pets with neurological conditions or nerve damage. Both sturdy and lightweight, it features a cushioned inner lining to make it ultra-wearable and is waterproof and easy-to-clean to support wound care. Putting it on your pal is easy―place his paw in the splint with his nails at edge, and then just buckle in place using the fuzzy fastener straps. Plus, it’s available in different sizes to accommodate pets of all builds.

Key Benefits
  • Provides complete support for pets’ front or back paws with unique design that extends under paw.
  • Perfect for pets recovering from fractures, sprains, and surgeries with waterproof material to support wound care.
  • Great to use during physical therapy or to provide stability for pets with arthritis, carpal tunnel or other joint conditions.
  • Prevents knuckling, dragging or scuffing paws for pets with neurological conditions or nerve damage.
  • Durable plastic exterior and cushioned inner lining that most pets find comfortable for everyday wear.

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  • Item Number
    122965
  • Brand
    Walkin' Pets
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
Instructions

How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.

When introducing a new splint to a pet, it’s important to start slowly. Positive reinforcement methods, using praise, treats, or toys should always be used in association with the splint. The splint will initially make the pet walk “funny” or maybe not want to walk at all. Using positive reinforcement to encourage walking is always the best approach.

Day One: Place splint on pet for 10-15 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these short sessions 3 to 4 times during Day One.

Once the splint is removed, look for any areas of irritation or rubbing on the pet’s skin that may have been caused by the splint. If you notice an area of rubbing, please consult one of our customer service representatives for fitting assistance, and your veterinarian with any medical concerns.

Remember that every pet is different; it may take pets longer than a few days to get used to the splint, and that’s OK. It’s more important to make sure the pet is comfortable with the splint and the fit is correct than to rush the process. Continue with these short sessions until your dog adjusts. If you are concerned that the fit isn’t correct, please contact our customer service department or consult with your veterinarian.

Day Two: If your pet is having a hard time adjusting to wearing the splint, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If your pet seems to be walking a little better and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase the session length a bit.

Place splint on for 15-30 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Two. Again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Day Three: If your pet is still having a hard time, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If the pet seems to be walking a little better than in Day Two and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase session length again.

Place splint on for 30-60 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Three. Once again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Ongoing: Once the pet is able to comfortably wear the splint for 4 hours or more in the day, and no areas of rubbing or irritation are present, it’s all right to increase wear time to almost a full day, if needed. If you are unsure how long the splint should be worn based on your dog’s medical condition, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.

Size
SizeTotal LengthPaw WidthRecommended Weight Range
X-Small5.5 inches1.75 inchesunder 25 lbs
Small6.5 inches2.25 inches25 - 40 lbs
Medium8 inches2.5 inches40 - 65 lbs
Large8.25 inches2.75 inches65 - 85 lbs
X-Large11 inches3 inchesover 85 lbs

If joint is swollen due to arthritis or other medical condition, go up a size to accommodate swelling, and adjust fit using foam to create a more custom fit.

How To Measure

Front: To determine correct front leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2" below the carpal joint.

Rear: To determine correct rear leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2" below the hock joint.

Special Note

X-Small, Small & Medium sized Bootie Splints include two adjustment straps. Large & X-Large sized Bootie Splints include three adjustment straps.

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great for our handicapped dog

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    Has stayed on...kept his foot from further damage...and is literally a leg saver . Otherwise we would have to amputate his leg . He will need one for the rest of his life and so glad this is perfect for him . He’s been wearing it for several months and leaves it alone. And it has held up well through a young labs play...siblings biting and chewing...and many many washings . Great product.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    They slip right off

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    We tried these a few times but they just don’t work to prevent knuckling and they’re heavy, clunky. They fall off her feet, even with padding. Great in concept and well manufactured, but they didn’t work for Athena.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit even close

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    I measured once, twice, and then thrice and this still doesn't fit right. It's a really good idea but they really should go back to the engineering. My dog has a wide paw and thick bones. Does not work for short, sturdy dog bodies like Aussies. Also it was tricky to fit, as the straps had memory to them and kept flopping around and sticking to each other as your'e trying to get it on a moving target. And he just kicked it off within one second. If you're desperate You can try it but be aware you have a slim chance that is might fit and stay on.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dog splint doesn’t fit as advertised

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    My vet recommended we order this dog splint for our old pup that sprained his foot. I ordered it according to his size and it’s far too big but I couldn’t determine that until I opened the package which now says I cannot return it for credit and it was too pricey. Very disappointed.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not quite perfect

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    I wasn't able to use these for my dog because they pinch and rub right at the wrong spot for my dog. I like all of the other items I purchased in my order, but this was the most expensive and very disappointing. I still would recommend Chewy to others.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    leg splint

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    Doesn’t fit and won’t stay on. We even used medical tape to hold it in. Didn’t work. I had high hopes it would help my dog walk again with her knuckling problem. Disappointed.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product and Company

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    This is a wonderful product if you have a pet with an injured paw or leg. It did not work for our sweet Mocha however because she has cancer in the lining of her nerves and was not able to feel where it was at. Having said that, I have to brag on Chewy.com ! They were so nice and helpful with returning my item . They even asked me about Mocha and gave me some words of encouragement during a difficult time.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Might work if they stayed on

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    Ordered 2 to try to help with minor carpal hyperextension. Never got the second one out of the packaging because she just flicks it off. You might have better luck, but I'm sending them back for $150 refund.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    ArtritusSplint

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    Our boy has to get a surgery called Carpal Athrodesis in the next few months. We ordered this splint hoping to help give extra support to his ankle until we can get the surgery. Unfortunately it did not fit our pup, but it was well made and seemed it would've got the job done.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Hind foot splint

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    Has been successful so far in treating a contracture

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