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Walkin’ Bootie Splint

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At Walkin’ Pets, we strive to deliver the highest quality products for your pets. We understand that having an elderly, disabled or handicapped pet comes with many unknowns. We want to help make things as easy as possible. We accept returns and exchanges for all our products within 30 days of receiving them in like new condition with all parts and pieces included.

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Walkin’ Bootie Splint

For a more customized fit to your splint, we recommend using the Walkin’ Splint Custom Fit Foam.

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Product Details

The Walkin’ Bootie Splint extends under front or rear limb paws to stabilize digit or toe injuries. Also provides proper paw positioning for knuckling or nerve damage problems. The Bootie Splint provides pets with joint support under their front or back paw perfect for pets with additional support during physical therapy or while their foot recovers from strains or surgery.

  • Rear leg conditions that may benefit from the Bootie Splint:
    • neurological conditions causing knuckling of the paw
    • metatarsal joint instabilities or malformations
    • soft tissue injuries to metatarsal ligaments/tendons
    • post-surgical protection
    • osteoarthritis of metacarpal joints.
  • Front leg conditions that may benefit from the Bootie Splint:
    • Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
    • metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
    • soft tissue injuries to metacarpal tendons/ligaments
    • post-surgical protection
    • osteoarthritis of metacarpal joints.
  • XSmall, Small, and Medium Bootie Splints include two touch-fastener closures.
  • Large and XLarge Bootie Splints include three touch-fastener closures.
  • To get more of a custom fit add Walkin’ Custom-fit Foam for an additional $9.95
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THE COMFORT & SUPPORT YOUR PET NEEDS

For pets with rear or front foot injuries, give your pet the support they need & keeps your dog or cat’s paw in a normal walking position, allowing them to place weight on their injured limb.

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HELP YOUR PET’S PAW HEAL

Designed to fit comfortably while providing joint, paw and toe support for your pet. This paw splint helps promote your pet’s healing during physical therapy and recovery.

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PROTECT YOUR PET’S WEAK LIMB

This durable and lightweight splint is shorter than a standard pet splint and supports your pet’s lower leg and completely under the paw to ensure your pet’s foot is fully supported & protected.

For more information on the use of splints for pet injuries, please visit this blog post.

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe. During nighttime hours we recommend using either the Walkin’ Hock Hugger or Walkin’ Wrist Hugger to continue to offer light support.

See USAGE section for suggestions on how to best introduce the splint to your dog.

How to Choose the Right Size

Front

To determine correct front leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the carpal joint.

Front Bootie Splint Measurement

Rear

To determine correct rear leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the hock joint.

Rear Bootie Splint Measurement

Front & Rear

To measure paw width, place dog’s paw on ground so there is a natural splay, and measure the widest part.

width of dog leg brace

Front and rear sizing chart

SizeTotal LengthC
XSmall5.5″Under 1.75″
Small6.5″Under 2.25″
Medium8″Under 2.5″
Large8.25″Under 2.75″
XLarge11″Under 3″

If joint is swollen due to arthritis or other medical condition, go up a size to accommodate swelling, and adjust fit using the Walkin’ Splint Custom Fit Foam.

Product Instructions

How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.

When introducing a new splint to a pet, it’s important to start slowly. Positive reinforcement methods, using praise, treats, or toys should always be used in association with the splint. The splint will initially make the pet walk “funny” or maybe not want to walk at all. Using positive reinforcement to encourage walking is always the best approach.

Day One: Place splint on pet for 10-15 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these short sessions 3 to 4 times during Day One.

Once the splint is removed, look for any areas of irritation or rubbing on the pet’s skin that may have been caused by the splint. If you notice an area of rubbing, please consult one of our customer service representatives for fitting assistance and your veterinarian with any medical concerns.

Remember that every pet is different; it may take pets longer than a few days to get used to the splint, and that’s OK. It’s more important to make sure the pet is comfortable with the splint and the fit is correct than to rush the process. Continue with these short sessions until your dog adjusts. If you are concerned that the fit isn’t correct, please contact our customer service department or consult with your veterinarian.

Day Two: If your pet is having a hard time adjusting to wearing the splint, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If your pet seems to be walking a little better and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase the session length a bit.

Place splint on for 15-30 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Two. Again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Day Three: If your pet is still having a hard time, continue with the short 10-15 minute sessions, as described in Day One. If the pet seems to be walking a little better than in Day Two and is getting used to the splint, then it’s time to increase session length again.

Place splint on for 30-60 minutes at a time, then remove. Try these sessions 3 to 4 times during Day Three. Once again, look for any signs of discomfort, and respond accordingly.

Ongoing: Once the pet is able to comfortably wear the splint for 4 hours or more in the day, and no areas of rubbing or irritation are present, it’s all right to increase wear time to almost a full day, if needed. If you are unsure how long the splint should be worn based on your dog’s medical condition, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.

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 to match every size and type of Walkin’ Splint.
  • Instructions included with templates.
  • Gives Splint a better custom fit for an additional $9.95

Instructions:

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!

  1. Choose a pattern template that matches the type of splint you have (front, rear, hock, carpal, bootie).
  2. Cut template from pattern sheet, choosing the size that matches your splint size.
  3. Trace or tape cut shape to paper-backed side of foam sheet.
  4. Carefully cut shape.
  5. Before removing backing, check fit, and trim if necessary.
  6. 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.

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