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 to make sure you’re properly prepared. Fortunately, DogLeggs™ offers several products that can help ensure a safe and comfortable spring for your pet.
What Can I Do For My Dog With Tarsal Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, causes pain, discomfort, and decreased activity. While there is no cure for this degenerative disease, certain exercises may maintain or increase joint motion, strengthen muscle tone, and provide some relief for your pet.
For dogs with tarsal osteoarthritis, DogLeggs™ Tarsal Support provides mild to moderate support of the hock joint. This ensures optimal comfort and protection during exercise. The unique design of the Tarsal Support allows for adequate air flow while keeping the joint warm. The padding of the Tarsal Support helps protect and prevent irritation to the bony prominences of the hock.
In addition to providing much needed coverage and support to dogs suffering from tarsal osteoarthritis, the DogLeggs™ Tarsal Support also supports and protects injuries to the hock, immune-mediated joint disease, angular limb deformities, and mild to moderate Achilles tendon breakdown or partial rupture.
How Can I Treat Canine Carpal Hyperextension?
Most commonly seen in large active dogs, carpal hyperextension can cause lameness, swelling, and sinking of the paw to the ground. Although treatment varies based on the underlying cause, physiotherapy and supportive splints or bandages and generally advised. Unfortunately, pet owners often find that traditional bandages do not provide adequate support and do not conform to the leg.
DogLeggs™ Carpal Support is different. Designed to match the shape of the leg, this revolutionary product ensures optimal support and comfort. The Carpal Support’s unique shape, fit, and conforming properties provide even pressure and mild to moderate support of the carpus. Unlike other products and bandages, the Carpal Support applies easily, reducing stress for both you and your pet.
DogLeggs™ Swim Snood
Spring is the perfect time for a swim. In addition to providing a fun and exciting adventure for your dog, swimming provides an excellent low impact exercise for dogs with osteoarthritis or other conditions affecting the joints. Unfortunately, for dogs that suffer from ear infections, swimming often leads to significant pain and discomfort.
DogLeggs™ Swim Snood protects ears during swimming and aquatic therapy. Constructed of high quality water resistant materials, the Swim Snood provides an effective solution for dogs that suffer from recurrent ear infections. The band applies easily and works well for both pricked and pendant ear breeds.
Spring provides numerous opportunities to get outside with our pets. Although it’s important to always listen to the advice of your veterinarian, dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, carpal hyperextension, ear infections, and other recurrent and chronic conditions shouldn’t have to stay inside.
Designed to support and treat several common conditions, DogLeggs™ products provide optimal support during springtime exercises. Please contact us for more information about our products.