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Does My Dog Need a Leg Brace - What I Need to Know

Oct, 20

There are many reasons why a dog might benefit from a leg brace.  Some of the more common include: Wrist or ankle arthritis or pain (lameness, limping) Injury, sprain, or strain Deviation or deformity of the joint Protection against injury Support for the remaining limb after leg amputation varus (outward bowing), hyperextension, valgus (inward bowing) of the wrist Leg injuries...

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MEET LARRY

Jun, 09

Meet Larry - sporting his Thera-Paw Carpo-Flex Wraps on his walk today. Larry's a happy dog and here's what Larry's mom is saying: "I am writing to tell you how fully satisfied and grateful I am for your quality products for my middle-aged angel pitty boy, Larry. He is almost 7 and earlier this year I purchased the Carpo-Flex Sports Wrap...

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Wraps and Braces for Carpal and Tarsal Injuries

Dec, 29

The excerpt below is from an article by Drs. Gayle Jaeger and Sherman Canapp on carpal and tarsal injuries in dogs first seen in Clean Run Magazine in 2008.  Though it's an older article, it is well-organized and still relevant.  Carpal (front leg wrist) and tarsal (back leg ankle) injuries are common in larger and more active dogs but can occur in any...

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Carpal Hyperextension

Nov, 06

Carpal hyperextension injuries are most commonly seen in large active dogs. However, small breeds can also be affected. Warning signs of this condition include lameness, swelling of the carpus and sinking of the paw to the ground during exercise caused by excessive motion (hyperextension) of the carpus. How can I tell if my dog has carpal hyperextension? There are three common...

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