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.
The Walkin’ Fit® Adjustable Splint for pets helps to brace and rehabilitate injuries to the lower rear and/or front legs. With its patented adjustable fit and unique design, the Walkin’ Fit® Splint provides complete lower leg stability with customizable fit and support, allowing for multi-patient use. Splint helps stabilize joints for arthritis or injuries and helps promote healing during physical therapy and recovery.
Designed for Professional Use Only.
- Constructed of a lightweight, rigid plastic exterior, soft interior foam padding, non-skid pad on bottom, and adjustable touch-fastener closures.
- Adjustable in width and angle to accommodate a variety of leg shapes and bandaging on foot or limb. Convenient for daily wound therapy.
- Provides complete lower leg support, fully stabilizing the paw and hock or carpal joint to keep pet’s front or rear leg comfortable and in a normal walking position.
- Splint allows weight-bearing on an injured or weak limb.
- During nighttime hours, we recommend using the Walkin’ Hock Hugger for the rear leg or Walkin’ Wrist Hugger for the front leg to continue to offer light support while not wearing the splint.
- Product Information Sheet
The Walkin’ Fit® Adjustable Splint may benefit pets with the following conditions:
Please consult with your veterinarian to determine whether this is the best treatment for your pet.
Rear Leg Conditions:
- Soft Tissue injuries to Tarsal or Metatarsal Tendons/Ligaments
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- Tarsal or Metatarsal joint instabilities or malformations
- Post-Surgical protection
- Neurological conditions causing knuckling
- Wound management aide
Front Leg Conditions:
- Soft Tissue injuries to Carpal or Metacarpal tendons/ligaments
- Hyperextension injuries
- Carpal or Metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
- Brachial Plexus or Radial Nerve damage injuries
- Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
- Post-surgical protection
- Wound management aide
We advise that you consult with your veterinarian to see if a splint is right for your pet.
THE COMFORT & SUPPORT YOUR PET NEEDS
The splint width and angle are easily adjusted to fit either an injured front or hind leg and tailor a custom fit for your pet.
HELP YOUR PET’S LEG INJURY HEAL
Designed to fit comfortably while providing joint support for your pet, this dog brace helps promote healing through physical therapy and recovery.
DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR PET
The Walkin’ Fit is the only adjustable pet splint that adjusts to perfectly fit any sized pet. Splint width can be increased to accommodate a bandaged leg or swollen leg joint.
How to Choose the Right Size
The Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint has the ability to adjust in angle and width and needs to be fit by a Veterinary Professional. Adjustable Splints are designed to support the lower part of the rear OR front leg. They will not stabilize the knee on the rear leg or the elbow on the front leg. Please check with your veterinarian before using a splint on your dog, cat, or other pet.
If you have any fitting concerns with your Splint, please contact our Customer Care Team or refer to your Veterinarian.
For Use on the Front Leg
A: Measure from end of longest toenail to midpoint between carpal joint (wrist) and elbow.
B: Measure from the end of longest toenail to center of carpal joint (wrist).
C: To measure paw width, rest dog’s paw on a piece of paper, and mark either side of the widest part. Measure between these two points.
For Use on the Rear Leg
A: Measure from end of longest toenail to midpoint between hock joint (ankle) and knee.
B: Measure from the end of longest toenail to center of hock joint (ankle).
|7″||4.8″||1 – 1.37″||XSmall|
|9″||6.2″||1.25 – 1.75″||Small|
|10.5″||7.25″||1.5 – 2″||Medium|
|12.5″||8.75″||1.75 – 2.5″||Large|
|14.25″||10″||2.25 – 3.25″||XLarge|
Begin with measuring your pet while they are in a standing position.
Use measurement B as your main guide when choosing a size. The best size for your pet will be when your pet’s measurement matches with the number shown on the chart. If your pet’s measurement is about 1/4” over or under this number, 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 measurement is longer than what is listed.
For C, Paw Width, the range shown on the chart represents the narrowest to widest settings of the Adjustable Splint’s width. If your pet’s paw is narrower than this, you can use our custom fit foam to fill in any gaps. If the paw is wider, however, it may be too tight and we recommend going up 1 size and adding the Custom Fit Foam.
Please note: There is no “right” or “left” leg or paw designated for splints; splints may be used for either the right or left leg/paw. 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.
Width of the Leg
To determine if the splint’s adjustable width will comfortably fit your pet, measure the width of the front leg at the carpal joint, or the rear leg at the hock joint. For the most accurate width measurement, Place a notepad behind your pet’s leg and mark on either side. Measure the distance between those two marks to determine the width.
|Size||Leg Width at Hock/Carpal|
Length – Back of the Rear Paw to the Hock Joint
This measurement is for REAR LEG use only: When a splint is well-fitted, the hock joint should fit comfortably at the pivot point of the adjustable splint. Since all pets are unique and shaped differently, we recommend taking an additional measurement from the bottom back point of the paw up to the center of the hock joint to see how your pet’s ankle will fit into the shaping of the splint.
|Size||Back of Paw to Hock|
Professional’s Guide to the Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint
The Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint is designed to provide a comfortable, custom fit while providing stability and support to the Tarsal or Carpal joints. Custom-made splints can be expensive and take weeks to be made. Our adjustable splint may be used on the front or rear legs. Our splint will allow you to fit patients on the spot. This splint’s width and angle can be adjusted as you progress through a treatment plan to maintain a proper fit for the patient. Allowing enough width to account for swelling or bandages while providing joint stabilization.
Advantages of an Adjustable Splint over a normal splint in a clinical setting:
- May be used on Tarsal or Carpal joints
- Patient specific anatomic considerations – “posty” or “low” conformation
- Can re-establish ROM slowly
- Useful for Tibiotarsal instability/Collateral ligament injuries – Either medically managed or in recovery/early mobilization phase postoperatively
- CCT mechanism injury assistance
- Adjustable width accommodates bandaged limbs
The Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint can be carried in hospitals and sold directly to clients for quick treatment. Please contact us for more information on hospital dealer pricing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Injuries to the lower limb of small animals often need to be splinted or braced. Please see your veterinarian to determine whether this is the best treatment for your pet. These splints can be used on the lower front or rear leg for stability and support and are available in a full range of sizes to accommodate comfortably. Your pet should always be supervised when using the splint.
The Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splints are placed on the back of the rear or front leg and held in place by padded touch fastener closure straps. They extend about halfway up the leg. The bottom of the splint extends completely under the paw to provide weight-bearing support. This is ideal for fractures, knuckling, and other ailments.
Splints are made of hard plastic with a soft foam lining and a non-skid pad on the bottom. The non-skid pad will not work well on some slippery surfaces. Before using the splint, test it on the surface to make sure it will grip adequately.
Splints should be used only when recommended by a pet care professional who will determine whether the splint is appropriate, how long it should be worn, and what problems might occur that would indicate that use of the splint should be discontinued. These include chafing, muscle atrophy, or extreme distress of the animal.
The Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint is designed for Professional Use Only. A Veterinary or Rehab Professional should guide your pet throughout their course of treatment. Please refer to the Instructions section for step-by-step instructions on how to begin using the splint.
Initial splint fitting and adjustment should be completed with the guidance of a Veterinary Professional. Putting a thin sock on the leg before applying the splint is sometimes more comfortable for the dog. Splints should be ideally be applied on a standing animal. You may apply to an animal laying down. Just make sure to check the fit and retighten straps if needed when they stand up. Make sure to make ALL width and angle adjustments with the brace off the animal. Once adjusted to fit your pet, you may begin to place on the animal. Starting at the bottom, place the foot flat in the bottom of the splint. Make sure that the toes do not extend over the bottom edge. Snug the bottom strap first and work your way up the splint. Check for a snug fit after the animal has taken a few steps.
The natural angle of the hock or Tarsal joint on the rear leg is about 30 degrees. The natural angle of the carpal joint or wrist on the front leg is about 10 degrees (this is much straighter than the rear leg). Remember every pet’s confirmation with vary. The splint angle should be set at a natural, comfortable position unless advised otherwise by your Veterinarian. You may reference the non-splint leg as a guide to set the splint if needed.
The splint should be set to be slightly wider than your pet’s leg or paw. Allowing a small amount of room on either side will provide a secure fit without rubbing. You want to avoid having your pet’s leg rubbing the sides of splint when walking and standing or too much room on either side allowing the paw to move around in the splint.
The Adjustable Splint’s width adjustments allow you to fit your pet’s brace to accommodate its unique leg shape. Use the sizing chart below to select the size that will best accommodate your pet’s leg width. We recommend measuring the width at the carpal joint for a front leg or at the hock joint for a rear leg.
For the most accurate width measurement, we recommend placing a piece of paper behind your pet’s leg and making a mark on either side of the leg at the carpal or hock joint. Once complete, measure the distance between those two marks to determine the width of your pet’s leg.
|Splint Size||Leg Width at Hock/Carpal|
Every pet is unique and is shaped differently. For pets with short or long legs, we recommend taking an additional measurement from the back of the paw (at the ankle or wrist) up to the center of the hock or carpal joint. When a splint is well-fitted, the joint should fit comfortably in the natural bend of the rear splint.
|Splint Size||Back of Paw to Hock/Carpal|
Yes, your pet can sit and lay down with our splints.
No, splints will support the lower limb for the animal but will not go high enough to support the knee on the dog.
No. The splint is adjustable in width and angle. We do NOT recommend heating or modifying the splint in any way which could change the structural integrity of the splint.
Yes, the splints have a non-skid surface on the bottom.
Yes, the splints are fully lined with foam and may be spot cleaned and left to air dry.
Walkin’ Fit Adjustable Splint pet photos, sent in by happy customers!