Q: My dog has a rear limb Knee problem (ACL or Patella). Will an OrthoVet Splint work for my dog?
A: No, OrthoVet splints will support the lower limb for the animal but will not go high enough to support the knee on the dog. Look for www.woundwear.com or www.caninebrace.com in our health and rehabilitation page for a possible alternative.
Q: My dog seems to fall in-between sizes in your chart, should I order the larger size?
A: OrthoVet Splints are a standard size splint and will not conform to every contour of the animals limb. If the measurement is not right on try using the weight information on the sizing chart. If there is still questions, please give us a call at 866-207-9205.
Q: Do you make any other splints or braces for larger animals?
A: We have done some custom bracing for larger animals, please contact us directly at (866) 207-9205.
Q: Can I change or remold the splint with heat?
A: Yes, you can heat and Flair the plastic away from a problem area but you can not change the angle of the splint. You will need a Heat Gun to do any modifications and we always recommend you call before you try altering the splints.
Q: Does the splint have any tred or soling on the bottom so the dog will not slip?
A: Yes, the splints have a non-skid soling surface on the bottom.
Q: Do the splints have any padding inside and can it be cleaned?
A: Yes, the splints are fully lined with a closed cell foam that can be washed.
Q: My dog has nerve damage in the lower limb. (animal is knuckling under the paw when walking and scuffing toe nails causing open wounds) Will an OrthoVet splint help with that problem?
A: Yes, as long as the animal can get close to a “normal walking position” then the splint will support that.
Q: My dog has a fractured digit or toe. Will the splint stabilize that?
A: Yes, the splint will support the paw and stabilize a broken digit.
Q: My dog has an injury to the Hock, heel, or Calcaneus on the rear limb. Will the splint work well in that case?
A: Yes, in most cases the splint works well. Exception: If the animal has a tumor in the joint space then a custom splint may be necessary.
Q: My dog has an injury to the wrist or Carpus on the front limb. Will an OrthoVet splint extend high enough to support that?
A: Yes, in most cases it will stabilize the wrist.