Select the next Larger size and add the Custom-Fit Foam. Foam is also useful for providing extra padding to certain areas of the leg and filling in hollows to ensure adequate support. Learn More.
Splints should be used only when recommended by a veterinarian who will determine whether the splint is appropriate.
Walkin’ Carpal Splint is a lightweight support for the carpal joint or wrist, ideal for rehabbing tendon and ligament damage, stabilization after surgical procedures, weakness, or arthritis. Protect your pet’s lower front leg with the added support of the Carpal Splint. Splints should be used only when recommended by a veterinarian who will determine whether the splint is appropriate.
- Supports pet’s wrist or carpus, while keeping the paw free.
- Size XS has two straps, and sizes S-XL have three straps.
- During night time hours we recommend using the Walkin’ Wrist Hugger to continue to offer light support when not wearing the splint.
- To get more of a custom fit add Walkin’ Custom-fit Foam for an additional $9.95
The Walkin’ Carpal Splint may benefit pets with the following conditions:
- Carpal hyperextension
- Carpal or metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
- Soft tissue injuries to carpal tendons/ligaments
- Post-surgical protection.
Please consult with your veterinarian to determine whether this is the best treatment for your pet.
THE COMFORT & SUPPORT YOUR PET NEEDS
The carpal splint provides support and stabilization for pet’s dealing with an injured wrist or weak carpal joint.
HELP YOUR PET’S LEG INJURY HEAL
Designed to fit comfortably while providing joint support for your pet, stabilize, support, and immobilize your pet’s wrist joint as it heals.
DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR PET
This durable and lightweight splint is a simple and effective way to protect your pet’s weak front leg. Just wrap around your pet’s carpal joint and fasten in place.
How to Choose the Right Size
The Walkin’ Carpal Splint will support the wrist/carpus only, and does not extend under the foot or paw of the animal. If full lower limb bracing is needed, please see our Walkin’ Front Splint.
If you have any fitting concerns with your Splint, please contact our Customer Care Team or refer to your Veterinarian.
A: Measure from the top of the paw at the point located on the backside of the leg, to the midpoint between carpal and elbow.
B: Measure from the top of the paw at the point located on the backside of the leg, to the carpal point.
Begin with measuring your pet while they are in a standing position.
Use measurement B as your main guide for choosing a size. The best fit will be when your pet’s measurement matches with the number shown on the chart. If your pet’s measurement is up to 1” over or about 1/4” under, this is also acceptable.
The next measurement to review is A. It is best for your pet’s Total Length to closely match the number on the chart, but it will still fit if your pet’s length is longer than what is listed.
The Leg Width is an important factor when determining the fit of the carpal splint. Please review the chart under the “additional Fitting Measurement” tab for information on the splint’s interior width.
Please note: There is no “right” or “left” leg designated for splints; splints may be used for either the right or left leg. If you order a splint and it is marked with “L” it refers to the size (large).
If your dog’s measurement falls between sizes, please call us at 1-888-253-0777, and our Customer Service Department will help you to determine the correct size.
See Instructions section for suggestions on how to best introduce the splint to your dog.
Width of the Leg
To determine if the splint’s width will comfortably fit your pet, measure the width of the front leg at the carpal joint. For the most accurate width measurement, Place a notepad under your pet’s front leg and mark on either side. Measure the distance between those two marks to determine the width. If the width listed for your pet’s size is wider than their leg, we recommend adding the custom fit foam.
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Custom Fit Foam
Walkin’ Splints Custom-fit Foam can give your Walkin’ Splint a more custom fit to provide optimal comfort for your pet. Using the included Walkin’ Splints templates, the adhesive-backed foam can be cut and trimmed to fit any size or type of Walkin’ Splint (front, rear, hock, carpal, bootie). Then peel the backing and adhere to your splint for a custom fit without the cost!
- 9″ X 12″ adhesive-backed foam.
- 1/4″ thick, Closed Cell Foam Sheet
- Easy to cut and trim foam.
- Pattern templates included matching every size and type of Walkin’ Splint.
- Instructions included with templates.
- Gives Splint a better custom fit for an additional $9.95
Every pet is different, and their needs will vary. The Walkin’ Splint Custom-fit Foam template is a guideline for the most common shapes needed to customize the fit of your Walkin’ Splint. Each template can be cut, trimmed, or altered for your pet’s comfort – every pet is different!
- Choose a pattern template that matches the type of splint you have (front, rear, hock, carpal, bootie).
- Cut template from pattern sheet, choosing the size that matches your splint size.
- Trace or tape cut shape to paper-backed side of foam sheet.
- Carefully cut shape.
- Before removing backing, check fit, and trim if necessary.
- Once completely satisfied with fit of splint on pet’s leg, peel backing and adhere to splint.
Please note: If additional support is needed, foam can be stacked.
Frequently Asked Questions
To determine if the splint’s width will comfortably fit your pet, measure the width of the front leg at the carpal joint. For the most accurate width measurement, we recommend placing a piece of paper behind your pet’s front leg and making a mark on either side of the leg and then measure the distance between those two marks to determine the width of the front leg.
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Walkin’ Carpal Splint pet photos, sent in by happy customers!