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How Do I Keep Water Out of My Dog’s Ears?

Water is one of the leading causes of ear infections for your dog. Covering your dog’s ears during water activity is a good measure towards protecting your dog from these painful occasions, as well as potential hearing loss. DogLeggs™ Swim Snood was designed for this exact purpose.When to Use the Swim SnoodWater-caused ear infections can come about whenever [...]

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​What Is an Ehmer Sling Used For?

Perhaps one of the most well-known slings used in veterinary medicine, the Ehmer Sling prevents dogs from bearing weight on an affected hindlimb. Veterinarians use this special binding technique for a wide range of conditions and reasons.Although the Ehmer Sling is most commonly used for open and closed reductions of craniodorsal coxofemoral luxations, many veterinarians also [...]

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DogLeggs™ VEST with Ehmer Sling

Commonly used by veterinarians to stabilize the rear leg, an Ehmer sling prevents dogs from weight bearing on an injured limb while keeping the femoral head internally rotated. This rotation is important, as it reduces the chance of reluxation following the reduction of a craniodorsal coxofemoral luxation.After setting the limb, veterinarians traditionally use gauze and tape [...]

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​DogLeggs Offers Veterinarians an Effective Alternative to Traditional Hobbles

For dogs that present swimmer puppy syndrome, hip dislocation, neurological dysfunction and/or muscle weakness of the hind limbs, rear leg hobbles provide the much needed support a dog needs by keeping their legs in the proper position. When used for closed reduction, rear leg hobbles eliminate the need for surgery approximately 50% of the time.The Problem [...]

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​How to Use a Dog Brace to Treat Elbow Hygroma

Elbow hygromas can come on suddenly. These fluid-filled swellings occur in response to repeated trauma to the tissue over bony prominences. They most commonly appear on the elbows of large breeds and overweight dogs. However, elbow hygromas can affect dogs of all sizes and breeds.What Causes Elbow Hygromas?When dogs lie down on hard surfaces like [...]

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​What Causes Carpal Hyperextension in Dogs?

Caused by severe damage to the ligaments supporting the wrist of the forelimb, carpal hyperextension causes dogs to stand flat-footed with their wrist or carpus on the ground. Although carpal hyperextension can affect dogs of all ages and breeds, the condition is more common in large, active breeds. Read on for more details about this...Causes [...]

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​Don’t Let an Elbow Hygroma Slow Your Dog Down This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and the weather is finally warming up. This is the time of year when many of us start to think about spending more time outdoors. For pet parents, summer often means long walks, water adventures, and exploring new places. However, for dogs that get elbow hygromas, summer can mean pain [...]

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​DogLeggs® Continues to Monitor the Status and Impact of COVID-19

DogLeggs® continues to monitor the status and impact of COVID-19. The health and safety of our Customers and employees remain our Top Priority. Our Customer Service Representatives work remotely and we are available to take your call and answer questions during our normal business hours (9:00am – 6:00pm EST).We have added additional cleaning [...]

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​Get Your Precious Pup Ready for Spring

Winter is coming to an end and spring is here. As the weather warms up, most of us will be spending more time outdoors. For dogs with osteoarthritis or recurrent ear infections, the spring presents unique challenges. While your furry friend will probably want to join you on long walks and wet adventures, it’s important [...]

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​2 Products You Need to Treat and Prevent Dog Hygromas

A common problem, dog hygromas can appear suddenly and grow quite large over time. These fluid-filled lumps typically start as a small moveable mass on the elbow or other joints. If not treated promptly, dog hygromas can grow and become hard. Once this occurs, treatment becomes more difficult. Despite their alarming appearance, dog hygromas don’t usually cause discomfort unless they [...]

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