Is your pet limping? Do you have a feeling something is bothering them? You may be correct. Just like people, animals can sprain their joints. Because these animals walk on all fours, they need to worry about both their wrists and ankles for mobility!
Truth be told, animals don't actually have "wrists," although that is what we call them. Their elbows and wrists are part of the front leg anatomy. The front legs are also called forelegs. The wrist is technically called the carpal or carpus.
Why Would a Pet Need a Wrist Brace?
Whatever you want to call the sprained area, your dog, cat, or other animal needs all of their joints to be in working order so they can walk, stay healthy, and enjoy life. While spraining your wrist may make it harder for a person to lift weights or type on the computer, it severely impacts the mobility of an animal.
It’s important that you speak with a licensed veterinarian to properly diagnose any leg-related health concerns you have about your pet. Is he or she limping on their front leg? Are they limping after a long walk? What about after sleeping? Have you noticed any weakness in the foreleg or swelling? Perhaps your pet has been holding up their paw for extended lengths of time and is hesitant to put pressure down on the paw. An intermittent hop in gait is another tell-tale sign of an issue. Lastly, pay close attention if you notice a dog or cat incessantly licking at their wrist or paw. For many animals, this is a sign they are in pain or know something is wrong.
A canine carpal brace, also known as a wrist brace, can be used to:
- Aid in post-operative procedures of the carpus.
- Support in the prevention/recovery of hyperextension
- Aid in angle deformities such as Vargus (outward) and Valgus (inwards).
Order the Best Wrist Brace From Bionic Pets
Here at Bionic Pets, we offer three different styles of pet braces. If you are looking for a wrist brace, we encourage you to pay special attention to the Custom Animal Carpal Brace. Our Canine Carpal Brace aids in the support of the front legs and is used for post-operative recovery, rehabilitative treatment, and injury prevention for at-risk animals.
If you know your dog needs a wrist brace, you can easily order one through our website. Advice and tips for fitting your dog's mobility aid can be found on our YouTube channel. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask. For our color options please follow this link: https://friddles.com/collections/friddles-coloring-paper.