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Walkin’ Hock Hugger


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Walkin’ Hock Hugger


dog hock support

Product Details

The Walkin’ Hock Hugger fits the natural angle of the hock, hugging the joint above and below, to help prevent hyperextension. The Hock Hugger is designed to comfortably fit your dog’s hock/hind leg area so that hock injuries heal faster.

  • Fits natural angle of hock on back legs (see Wrist Hugger for front legs).
  • Supports hock joint and surrounding structures, so muscles, tendons & joints can heal.
  • Ideal for injury recovery and prevention.
  • Helps with loss of support and eases pain for arthritic joints.
  • Helps prevent hyperextension
  • Allows dog to move easily and without strain on joint.

Quality Construction:

  • Made of comfortable, durable neoprene with VELCRO® Brand fasteners.
  • VELCRO® Brand fasteners can be easily fitted to your dog’s comfort and level of injury.
  • Fabric wraps above and below the hock for maximum support
  • Great for everyday wear: will not rub, pinch or irritate skin.
  • Available in four sizes to accommodate a range of breeds and sizes.
hock hugger


The Hock Hugger protects your pet’s injured ankle or tarsal joint. Touch fastener straps wrap above and below the joint to provide additional support and stabilization.

hock hugger


The Hugger wraps comfortably around your pet’s lower leg and conforms to their natural shape. The hind leg wrap helps promote your pet’s healing during physical therapy & recovery.

hock hugger


This durable and lightweight leg support can be worn for nighttime support as a splint alternative or in later stages of healing when only light joint support is needed. Perfect for pets recovering from an ankle strain or sprain.

The Walkin’ Hock Hugger is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease or condition. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding any concerns you have about your dog’s health.

How to Choose the Right Size

dog leg wrap
SizeMeasurement “A”WeightHeight of Hugger
XSmall2 – 3″10 – 15 lbs5″
Small 2.5 – 3.25″15 – 25 lbs6″
Medium2.75 – 3.5″25 – 60 lbs7″
Large3.25 – 4″60 – 100 lbs8.5″


Measurement “A”2 – 3″
Weight10 – 15 lbs
Height of Hugger5″


Measurement “A”2.5 – 3.25″
Weight15 – 25 lbs
Height of Hugger6″


Measurement “A”2.75 – 3.5″
Weight25 – 60 lbs
Height of Hugger7″


Measurement “A”3.25 – 4″
Weight60 – 100 lbs
Height of Hugger8.5″

Measurement “A”: Top of the back of paw to the center of hock

Product Instructions


Walkin' Hock Hugger

Detach all touch-fastener straps.


Walkin' Hock Hugger step 2

Place Hock Hugger over front of dog’s rear leg.


Walkin' Hock Hugger step 3

Attach top strap first, wrapping snugly but not too tightly!


Walkin' Hock Hugger step 4

Attach bottom strap next, wrapping snugly but not too tightly!


Walkin' Hock Hugger step 5

Work up dog’s leg, securing final two straps (size XSmall only has two straps in total).


Walkin' Hock Hugger step 6

Make sure the dog’s hock joint fits comfortably through opening on back of Hock Hugger.

Professional Use

Professionals Guide to the Hock Hugger

The Walkin’ Hock Hugger fits the natural angle of the tarsal joint, supporting above and below the tarsal joint. The neoprene material allows the pet to move easily and without strain on the joint. Fabric wraps above and below tarsal joint to provide support for tarsal joint and surrounding structures.  Our splint foam inserts may also be added to the Hock Hugger to customize the support level and provide more stabilization for pets suffering from tarsal hyperextension injuries.

Here are a few suggestions on how it may be used by professionals:

  • For those patients suffering from tarsal joint or ligament injuries
  • Able to make custom supports by adding our splint foam inserts directly to the hock hugger.
    • For Tarsal Hyperextension cases, rectangular foam pieces may be added to the cranial aspect of Walkin’ Hock Hugger to further support tarsal joint from hyperextending. Foam may be stacked on top of each other until desired support is reached. It’s best to purchase a size up when planning on adding foam for custom fit. The Hock Hugger can be cut down in length if needed but the larger size will allow correct closure with addition of foam.
    • For more support to medial or lateral aspect of tarsal joint due to ligament instabilities or support after surgery, use rectangular foam pieces and adhere to medial or lateral aspect of Hock Hugger accordingly.
  • Use to encourage pet to pick up a limb during rehab exercises.
  • To be used by pet owners at home for encouragement of a limb during home exercises.

If you have questions about how or when to use the Hock Hugger, please email us or post on our Help & Advice area at

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