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costom orthodics
« on: January 22, 2014, 10:34:51 AM »
I have a friend with a large shepherd mix (80 lbs).  He has a torn ligament which makes his ankle unstable.  The vet is recommending a custom brace while it heals.  Does anyone have experience with or recommend any companies for this?
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Re: costom orthodics
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 06:21:58 PM »
I have a Border Collie that wore a custom brace on both of his wrists (at different times) after severe carpal injuries.  The entire process is too long to get into here, but the braces allowed him to gain muscle strength back without danger of re-injury.  We got them through an orthopedic rehab vet in Burnsville, MN.  We had VERY good luck with the custom braces.  The healing/rehab time was long, but I followed directions as exactly as I could, and both wrists have been sound since then.   ;D  Whisk will be 11 in May, and still loves to play agility.  I no longer enter him in every run on a weekend - 3 per day is his limit now - but he's still having fun!
There was more to it than just slapping the brace on him, but it sure worked for Whisk!   8)
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Re: costom orthodics
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 08:27:18 PM »
Whisk is 11?  No way.
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Re: costom orthodics
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 08:46:52 PM »
Whisk is 11?  No way.

I agree!!  I can't believe that Whisk is 11.......... no way... I think Shirley has had a drink!!

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Re: costom orthodics
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 04:43:50 AM »
I know... I can't believe it either.  I don't know where those years went, and I just had another birthday myself.   :o  I hadn't had a drink when I posted last night, but now that I think about the years flying by, maybe I'll have one (or maybe two!)  this morning instead!!!   :P
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