The Walkin’ Pets Casting Kit allows you to make a perfect fiberglass impression of your patient’s front or rear leg which is needed to fabricate a custom leg brace. A casting kit is included in the price of every Walkin’ Pets Brace. Additional casting kits may be purchased to keep in stock for quick and easy patient care!
Each casting kit includes:
- A 20” cut strip
- Casting tape – 2 rolls
- Pair of gloves
- A stockinet
- Safety knife
- Casting instructions
- Measuring tape
Not included but is required:
- Small bowl filled with cool water to submerge the casting tape
- Permanent marker
How much does a casting kit cost?
The casting kit comes with everything you need to take an accurate fiberglass impression of your patient’s leg and costs $75. The cost of the casting kit will be reimbursed once the cast is returned, and you have completed the purchase of your Walkin’ Pets Brace.
The brace may be purchased on the Walkin’ Pets Vet website or over the phone at 866-578-2926, the final cost of the brace is $795.
Can I purchase replacement parts for the Casting Kit?
Absolutely, we have additional casting supplies available for purchase on the Walkin’ Pets website.
Is the casting process complicated?
It’s easier than you may think, each casting kit comes with written instructions to walk you through the process of casting your patient’s leg. Need a little extra help? Our Certified Prosthetist Orthotist is happy to guide you through the process over the phone or on a Facetime call. Call us at 866-578-2926 to set up a call today!
For best results, we recommend taking your patient’s cast with them in a standing position, bearing weight on the leg. The affected or injured leg should always be the leg that is cast. See the video below for step-by-step instructions on making a cast of a pet’s limb.
How to Cast a Rear Leg
How to Cast a Front Leg
Once the cast is complete, ship the cast back to the Walkin’ Pets fabrication facility in Arizona, and we’ll ship the finished product within 7 – 10 business days.
I’ve completed my cast, what should I do next?
Once your cast has been completed and the order form filled, return the completed cast to the Walkin’ Pets Ortho Division in Arizona.
Walkin’ Pets Ortho
6501 East Greenway Parkway,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The brace must be purchased and paid in full prior to fabrication beginning. Each brace is available for purchase online here or over the phone at 866-578-2926. The final purchase price of each brace is $795.
My patient won’t stand up, is it ok to cast the pet’s leg lying down?
Although, we prefer a dog to stand as they are cast but not every dog is able to or cooperates. You can cast a pet’s leg with them lying prone on their side, if you chose this method make sure your pet’s leg and foot are in a natural, standing position (as they would be if they were truly weight-bearing). Also, please note on your order form that the pet was cast lying down.