WW Bootie Splint (Full Support)

WW Bootie Splint (Full Support)
WW Bootie Splint (Full Support)
WW Bootie Splint (Full Support)
The Walkin' Wheels Bootie Splint will support the lower leg and paw of the front and rear limb. This brace extends under the paw to stabilise digit or toe injuries, and provides correct positioning for knuckling or nerve damage problems. This bootie splint immobilises the paw and wrist, so if you are looking for a rehabilitation device for dogs with temporary nerve damage who are knuckling the paw, please look at the Balto training sock as this will help train the dog to regain the correct movement.

Please scroll down the page to see full details, sizing and fitting instructions.

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Uses:
  • Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
  • Metacarpal or tarsal joint instabilities or malformations
  • Soft Tissue injuries to metacarpal or tarsal tendons/ligaments
  • Post-surgical protection
  • Osteoarthritis of metacarpal or tarsal joints
Features:
  • The splint is positioned in the back of the dog's leg and is adjusted with padded velcro straps secured over the front of the leg
  • Interior padding in the splint keeps the leg secure and comfortable
  • Non-slip pads on the bottom of the splint add stability
  • Offers complete immobilisation of the leg
Sizes:

FRONT

To determine correct front leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the carpal joint.

Front Bootie Measurement

REAR

To determine correct rear leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the hock joint.

Rear Bootie Measurement

FRONT AND REAR SIZING CHART

Size Total Length Recommended Weight Range
XSmall 5.5″ under 25 lbs.
Small 6.5″ 25-40 lbs.
Medium 8″ 40-65 lbs.
Large 8.25″ 65-85 lbs.
XLarge 11″ 85+ lbs.

How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.

When introducing a new splint to a pet, it’s important to start slowly. Positive reinforcement methods, using praise, treats, or toys should always be used in association with the splint. The splint will initially make the pet walk "funny” or maybe not want to walk at all. Using positive reinforcement to encourage walking is always the best approach.

Day One: Place splint on pet for 10-15 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these short sessions 3 to 4 times during Day One.

Once the splint is removed, look for any areas of irritation or rubbing on the pet’s skin that may have been caused by the splint. If you notice an area of rubbing, please consult one of our customer service representatives for fitting assistance, and your veterinarian with any medical concerns.

Remember that every pet is different; it may take pets longer than a few days to get used to the splint, and that’s OK. It’s more important to make sure the pet is comfortable with the splint and the fit is correct than to rush the process. Continue with these short sessions until your dog adjusts. If you are concerned that the fit isn’t correct, please contact our customer service department or consult with your veterinarian.

Day Two: If your pet is having a hard time adjusting to wearing the splint, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If your pet seems to be walking a little better and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase the session length a bit. 

Place splint on for 15-30 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Two. Again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Day Three: If your pet is still having a hard time, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If the pet seems to be walking a little better than in Day Two and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase session length again.

Place splint on for 30-60 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Three. Once again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Ongoing: Once the pet is able to comfortably wear the splint for 4 hours or more in the day, and no areas of rubbing or irritation are present, it’s all right to increase wear time to almost a full day, if needed. If you are unsure how long the splint should be worn based on your dog’s medical condition, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.

 

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