How Do I Provide Wrist Support for Dogs?

Jun 09, 2023 36 0
How do I provide wrist support for dogs? | Lovepluspet

Does your dog limp? Do you have a feeling that they are bothered by something? You might be right. Dogs can sprain their joints just like people can. These creatures must take care of both their wrists and ankles for mobility because they move around on all fours.

Truth be told, animals don't actually have "wrists," although that is what we call them. Their elbows and wrists are part of the front leg anatomy. The front legs are also called forelegs. The wrist is technically called the carpal or carpus.

As in humans, a dog’s bones and joints are subject to strains, sprains, dislocations, and breaks that can cause pain and limited mobility.

The veterinarian will classify your dog's sprained wrist according to one of three categories. Although a piece of the ligament is torn in grade I sprains, the joint is still able to move. Grade II sprains cause more severe swelling and only partially functional joints, while the dog may still be able to walk. The ligament is extensively injured or ripped and there is no connection between the bones in the most severe case (grade III). A torn canine cruciate ligament (CCL) in the knee is one illustration of this.

In some extreme cases of grade II and III, the veterinarian may recommend surgery. Anti-inflammatory medicines can greatly reduce the pain. When surgery isn’t an appropriate option, many dog owners consider dog wrist braces or front leg splints. The Lovepluspet Wrist Wrap provide wrist support for dogs to allow scar tissue to form a callus over the sprain for healing. Other treatment options include limiting physical activity.

Dog Wrist Wrap

Extra Supportive Dog Carpal Brace

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