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I bought these for my great dane who was having leg troubles. Come to find out she has cancer in one of her legs and needs a little extra leg support to maintain quality of life. Unfortunately surgery is not a option. The vet loved when she arrived at the office with these on. The velcro is like the super glue of glue. No worries of it coming apart while they are on. I take them off while she is sleeping or relaxing with us. I did cut the toes off a tin ankle sock for her to wear under the brace. Her leg is swollen so I worry the velcro will hurt her skin. I was orginally debating if I should get them because of the review ratings but then I noticed it seemed allot of them were for lack of knee support that is not what I was looking for and when I looked at the picture I could see it would do the trick for what I needed it for.
These braces were absolutely perfect for my 16 year old lab's failing hind legs. During her last few months before passing, they gave her back some mobility I thought she had lost. I am forever grateful for this product!
I am sure these would have been fine if I received the right size. I needed a large but received an extra-large. Not realizing the size, I put them on him and took him for a walk. The second day it seemed they stretched too much and covered the hock, which you shouldn't do. Upon inspection to see if I had the r on the right leg and the l on the left, I realized they were an extra-large and not a large. Judging from the attached photo, will a large be too big? At 2 inches above the hock his leg measures almost 7 inches. I really need these in the right size.
I bought these for our Giant Schnauzer Frieda that has a torn ACL and limps. They don't seem to offer much support. Frieda hated them and had them off within 10 minutes. I put them back on but she is a very smart service dog and knows just how to pull the velcro straps.
They are awesome, highly recommend them, Duchess is very comfortable with them on and they help her so much, and reasonably priced
Bowie is and male Pointer that's just over 15 1/2 yrs. He had an unknow injury to his back legs which didn't really show until later. Now he is having issues with back legs giving out. I put these on and he really seemed to like them when he walked on them. Gives him more spring in his step and helps keep one leg is tightened up & this keeps it more extended to touch the ground. He reall was excited to walk in them.
It's important to realize there is a difference between knee supports and hock supports before ordering. The Neo Ally is designed so much better than Labra. I've used both brands on my female Labrador who is almost 14 with arthritis from hip and elbow dysplasia surgeries as a puppy. My dog began experiencing difficulty squatting to potty, going to sit or lay, getting up from laying down, and especially walking on tile or wood floors. Her back end was becoming so unstable and shaky. So I decided to try hock supports and began with the Labra brand with a spring for both legs. The difference was immediate because everything became easier for her. There was also some reduction in the swelling in and around her hock joint with using the support daily. Unfortunately, with the Labra brand, the velcro was worn out within the month. Each Labra support was an individual purchase and not by the set. I purchased two Labra sets to have one as a back up, and all four hock supports were worn out in a month. The reason the Labra brand velcro wore out was because there was no stitching surrounding the velcro portion to keep it from stretching from being pulled daily. I remove my dog's hock supports every night to prevent sores from the inner spring and to air out her skin. She's been wearing the NeoAlly brand over a month and the velcro is holding strong. The NeoAlly has stitching surrounding and reinforcing the velcro portion to keep it from stretching and losing its grip. Another great feature I've come to appreciate is a small inner dot of velcro on the upper and bottom wraps that keeps the strip from slipping off the support. With the Labra brand, there is no inside velcro, so I was constantly readjusting the position of the wraps because they would slide off the support whenever my dog got up from laying down. I believe the NeoAlly sizing guide is accurate and the small NeoAlly does fit my dog's hocks. Unfortunately, my dog's hock joint is larger from arthritis, so the velcro closest to the joint barely makes contact with the material. My dog's size was borderline between the small and medium, so I plan to buy the medium to see if it'll provide a more secure fit around her swollen hock joint. I'm so disappointed that our Vets never recommended or mentioned hock supports. Its because of my own injury experience that I thought there had to be some type of joint support for dogs. My dog could have benefitted from hock supports a couple years ago. The hock supports may not work for every dog, but I think they are worth trying if your dog is a senior where surgery becomes more risky.
I got these for my puppy to help her legs (she has some issues related to poor nutrition with her prior home before we adopted her) since she has trouble. Unfortunately, while they did help her stability, they also gave her small sores just below the ankle joint (the part sticking out in the middle of the brace) from the velcro straps. We were able to reduce this by putting socks on underneath the brace, but we still were checking her feet several times a day, to make sure she wasn't getting sores.
Somewhere in this listing it talks about stabilizing a knee. Nope, it doesn't. Just wasted this money.
There work great.after two weks no longer ned them.it heal his ccl sprain Putting on no problem but way to much wrap. Off.very hard. But overall it work great