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Summer Tips For Special Needs Animals

As we get ready for full on summertime weather we must consider our special needs animal babies and how this time of year can be wonderful and also dangerous.  Whether your fur baby wears a prosthetic device or a dog knee brace we have tips to help you navigate the warmer months.   If your…

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Why Dog Knee Braces Are Important For Pre and Post Op Care

It is estimated that there are 89.7 million dogs in the united states today, of those over 2 million will suffer from a CCL tear, and of those 600,000 will have a TPLO surgery to repair their cranial cruciate ligament.  Veterinarians offer TPLO surgery to repair this common dog injury without a lot of discussion…

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Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics Help Animals Live Their Best Lives

Helping Animal Live their best lives with the help of Orthotics and Prosthetics is a reality thanks to forward thinking individuals and the talent of orthotics and prosthetic technicians willing to pave the way.  Using time honored traditions, and techniques as well as the same quality materials used for human orthotics and prosthetics we can…

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Six Easy Steps to Get an Orthotic or Prosthetic For Your Special Pet

At Specialized Pet Solutions we custom build orthotics and prosthetics that help animals live their best lives.  We strive to build the highest quality devices on the market using time honored traditions, and sourcing our materials from the same companies used for human orthotics and prosthetics.  Our mission is to provide affordable, less invasive, and…

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How to Measure Your Dog For A Knee Brace

When you have made the decision to invest in a dog knee brace for your best pal there is a little work on your part so we can ensure the best fitting brace possible.  First we need to have the animal’s affected limb casted with a soft fiberglass casting material that we provide in your…

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Proper Use and Care For a Dog Knee Brace

When your special pet receives their custom dog knee brace there is a break in period for their new device.  We want to ensure proper fitting and use as well as a proper maintenance for the device.  Dog Knee Brace Fitting Instructions: Slide your pets leg into the brace by “threading” the leg through the…

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Custom Dog Knee Brace vs. Over The Counter Soft Brace

Often times when a new client is calling for a custom dog knee brace they will divulge that they bought an “over the counter” brace from a major online shopping platform, and “it didn’t work”.  There are a few reason’s a soft over the counter brace is not helpful for a CCL / ACL tear….

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Top Ten Dog Breeds Prone to CCL Tears

  By now I’m sure you have had a dog with a CCL tear or know someone who has had a dog with a CCL tear.  It is the most common naturally occurring injury in dogs.  However did you know that some breeds tend to be more prone to this common injury? There are other circumstances…

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A Different Kind of Dog Knee Brace

There’s a lot of options when it comes to dog knee braces and they all work to help CCL / ACL tears in dogs.  Here is why the dog knee brace at Specialized Pet Solutions is different: A built in Achilles relief channel.  Most braces on the market strap around the back of the leg…

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Horse Prosthetics Are More Common

Equine prosthetics for horses, donkeys, and ponies are just the tip of the iceberg of what Specialized Pet Solutions has to offer.   They are a  small female owned company with a huge heart, that was inspired by a three legged pony. When Prince was born his mother died shortly after giving birth, she fell…

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