Dog Knee Brace – Specialized Pet Solutions – Starting at $645 (Stifle Brace)

(3 customer reviews)

$645.00

The most common injury in a dog is a CCL / ACL tear. Dog knee braces (stifle brace) are a great tool to help your dog heal from this common injury. The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) attaches to the femur, runs across the stifle joint and attaches to the tibia. The CCL holds the tibia in place and prevents internal rotation, hyperextension and the forward motion referred to as “The Drawer Motion”. A CCL rupture is the tearing of the ligament either a partial or a complete tear resulting in instability, pain, and lameness. Our knee brace for dogs can help provide support and pain relief while your dog recovers from this injury. It can also be used pre and post surgical intervention to help provide support and limit the range of motion while your dog heals. Our dog knee brace is custom made to fit your animal precisely. It will be one of the kind and completely unique to your dog.  There is a variety of colors and patterns to choose from.

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Why Our Dog Knee Brace is the Best on the Market

Our dog knee brace is designed with two unique features.  First- we have a built in achilles relief channel that cushions the achilles tendon and keeps the strap on the front of the leg, reducing pressure on the tendon.  This will prevent breakdown of the achilles tendon and further injury.  Second-our patellar bar prevents the drawer motion which is the primary cause of a CCL tear.   It cages the knee and provides stability and prevents both medial and lateral movement.  We use the same materials in our dog braces that are used for making human orthotics.  Your special pet will receive the highest quality device on the market.

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Our dog knee brace can help your canine pal recover from a variety of knee-related injuries and problems, such as:

  • Full CCL / ACL Rupture
  • Partial CCL / ACL Rupture
  • Luxating Patella

For each of these conditions, this brace provides support and relief in a way that allows your dog to keep enjoying their high quality of life. Our dog knee brace provides support with our innovative technology to support the whole leg of your dog. Our patella bar eliminates the drawer motion which often times causes the CCL to tear. It also prevents lateral movement and our one of the kind dog braces are unique from any other brace on the market as they provide relief to the Achilles ligament as well. With our specially designed Achilles relief support system you don’t have to worry about damage to the Achilles tendon, whereas other braces can cause damage to the Achilles ligament over time.

Our dog knee brace also known as a stifle brace is custom made to fit your pet specifically. We do this through a simple cast that you or your vet can do which is then mailed to our fabrication lab in Spokane, WA. From there we create a mold of your pet’s affected limb that we use to build the brace around. Dog knee braces are a much more affordable and conservative solution to a CCL tear. Arthritis is another common issue in aging dogs that a dog brace works well for.  Our custom dog braces can help support the joint which in turn reduces pain and aggravation to the area.  We can also build braces for larger animals such as cows, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, alpacas, etc.

Each dog brace is made out of high quality materials and manufactured to the highest standards right here in the United States. We have successfully fit thousands of dogs.

Animal wellness is our top priority and we offer a 5% discount to any animal shelter or sanctuary.  Our prices start at $645, price is determined by size and difficulty.  Please call for further information on how we can help your animal today 833-682-7375

Once you order your device from Specialized Pet Solutions, we mail out a casting kit.  Once you receive this casting kit watch the casting video below.  It is helpful to watch the video prior to casting as it allows you a visual of the process and will aid in gathering the necessary materials needed to do the cast.  If you are uncertain about doing the casting yourself, your veterinarian can also do it for you (they’re fee’s apply).  Once the cast is complete ship it back to us and we will create a mold of your animals limb.  With the mold we create your custom device.  Please allow 3-5 business days for manufacturing.  We will then mail your custom brace to you.

Please be understanding and nurturing while your pet acclimates to this new tool. All animals treat braces differently and adjust accordingly.

 

 

 

 

3 reviews for Dog Knee Brace – Specialized Pet Solutions – Starting at $645 (Stifle Brace)

  1. Alison Hood

    So helpful for my 100lb GSD! We spent over $1000 in x-rays, sedated drawer tests, and surgical consults, and ultimately it was a guess that there was a partial tear. My GSD is 5 years old and extremely active, spending $5500 on a surgery for a possible partial tear with an 8-12 week recovery time just didn’t seem feasible. We opted for the CCL braces and have been very happy with them, and our veterinarian is comfortable opting out of surgery indefinitely. They fit him perfectly, and only took him a little while to get used to. He is able to navigate stairs and run around to play frisbee wearing these with comfort and our peace of mind knowing his knees have added stability. If you are considering a brace, this is your sign to go for it!

  2. Michelle Gallagher

    When I was at a loss how to help and provide support – my research brought me to this new business- new in that I had never heard of it. But glad I did! My phone call got quick results in that I got my dog in and fitted- Christy was wonderful and the fit and purpose were a priority ! I went back for a recheck and KUma got to break it in over the couple weeks and we use it on walks and during the day for the support!

  3. Michelle

    and Angela did the fitting and recheck – sorry for my error – Christy called to check on Kuma last week. All around impressed and excited for this option when surgery is not the best option. The stifle brace is a fantastic option/alternative. It is great now that I can let Kuma be more mobile after her period of rest but also when she was resting and trying to get as much healing as we could and successful stability the stifle brace provided it. Only reason it’ is not 5 stars is definitely a learning curve for the dog- at leas mine but also the amount of fur my dog has with the Velcro makes it more challenging to get on and not get frustrated with the Velcro. Has nothing to do with the company /people – just breed of my dog I think

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Dog Knee Brace FAQ's

Do Dog Knee Braces Work For Dogs?
Yes, our dog knee brace is custom designed to fit every animal uniquely. A dog knee brace also known as a stifle brace is built to stabilize the knee and prevent the drawer motion which causes knee injuries in dogs. When the knee is stabilized and the drawer motion is minimized the ligament is allowed to heal over time.

Do Braces Help ACL Tears in Dogs?
Yes, our dog knee braces keep the knee from moving laterally and medially (back and forth and side to side). This gives the ligament time to heal. Often times without surgery.

How Many Hours a Day Should a Dog Wear a Knee Brace?
When your dog first receives their knee brace it should have a two week break-in period where the time is increased in increments daily, until they are wearing the brace during the day and taking it off at night.

What is The Best Brace For a Dog With a Torn ACL?
At Specialized Pet Solutions we have created a one of a kind dog knee brace that is unlike any other dog knee brace on the market. We have a built in patellar bar which keeps the knee from moving medial and laterally, it also has a built in Achilles relief channel that keeps the straps from applying pressure onto the Achilles ligament preventing further injury to your dog’s leg.

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Beauty the Bald Eagle: A poacher shot Beauty, tragically maiming her beak so that she couldn’t eat by herself anymore and was dependent on hand-feeding for survival. After three years a group of volunteers made her a prosthetic beak, which allowed her to grasp food herself and eat properly again. 

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Riley the Mare: Infections like the one Riley had, thanks to a contaminated metal plate that was placed in her limb, are so common that it seems to be a given that the horse will just have to be put down. But this quarter horse’s survival of the infection and the use of a prosthetic limb are showing people that this doesn’t have to be the case. Riley’s survival is truly an inspiration to many.

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Oscar the Cat: Oscar the cat’s hind legs were severed by a combine harvester while he snoozed in a maize field near his home in Jersey off the mainland of the United Kingdom. A passing cyclist found him and brought him back to his owners; at the time they said he was so covered in blood there was no way they thought he would make it. They got him to an animal hospital known for its pioneering work on the mainland of the UK, and Oscar was given then-unheard-of surgery and fitted with implanted prosthetics. He has been through a few surgeries to ensure the prosthetics are functioning properly and is known as Oscar the Bionic Cat.

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These stories are becoming legion, with more and more extraordinary tales of survival and improved quality of life across a larger and larger variety of species all the time. One of the most important considerations, though, must be whether or not a prosthetic will help with improving the animal’s quality of life.

Animal Prostheses and Quality of Life

It’s easy to think that we know what is best for our pet, but it’s important to pay attention to the very real concerns about what a prosthetic will help them gain...and what it will not. A prosthetic isn’t the same as an original limb, no matter how hard we all want it to be. And it’s important to consider your pet’s happiness, possibly in contrast to your own. Your happiness at the thought of your pet successfully using a prosthetic may not be the same as your pet’s, and it’s important that you are able to differentiate between the two.

There are three major considerations to make if you are considering a prosthetic for your pet:

 

  1. Challenges for your pet: Device suspension, device rotation, and occasionally friction pressure sores are all considerations to make in terms of whether or not a prosthetic will do greater harm than good for your pet, by yourself, your vet, and your prosthetist.
  2. Is your pet a good candidate? Certain requirements exist that must be met to make sure that your pet will be comfortable and adapt well to a new limb. 
  3. Make sure you and your vet’s goals are the same: Prosthetics can be made to meet so many goals it is important to ensure you’re on the same page in terms of mobility, type of support, stress, and movement, and other issues that will arise as your pet begins to use their prosthetic. 

 

As always, it is imperative to include your prosthetist in many of these conversations to ensure everyone is on the same page. 

Where Does Specialized Pet Solutions Come In?

As your prosthetist, we will generally communicate primarily with your vet about all of the specifics of the prosthetics. We’ll make sure we discuss everything we’ve discussed above as well as anything more that needs to be discussed in order to determine the right fit for your pet the first time. 

 

We will ship you a casting kit along with everything you need to cast your pet. If you are not comfortable casting your pet, please make an appointment with your veterinarian to assist you in the casting process. Your veterinarian will be involved in this process, so having them cast your pet for you may be a good idea; if they are familiar with your pet and you feel comfortable casting the animal, it isn’t necessary to have the vet do the casting, however.

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If you have any questions throughout the process please contact us

If a prosthetic device isn’t right for your animal, they may be able to use an orthotic device. You can read more about that process here

We look forward to working with you and your pet!

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