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Walkin’ Pets offers a variety of splints for many different injuries involving the lower leg or paw. The Walkin’ Splint Pro Kit allows your practice to choose which splints you would like to have on hand. This Pro Kit is a great off-the-shelf solution for on-the-spot fittings and same-day solutions to your patients’ injuries.
The Walkin’ Splint Pro Kit Includes:
Choose 12 of any size in any combination
- Walkin’ Carpal Splint
- Walkin’ Bootie Splint
- Walkin’ Hock Splint
- Walkin’ Front Splint
- Walkin’ Rear Splint
Benefits of the Walkin’ Splint Pro Kit for
NOTE: Replacement splints can be purchased 50% oﬀ at any time. This kit also qualiﬁes your practice for the Pro Series Referral Program.
The Walkin’ Carpal Splint supports injuries to the wrist and stabilizes the lower front limb while keeping the paw free.
The Walkin’ Bootie Splint extends under front or rear limb paws to stabilize digit or toe injuries. It also provides positioning for knuckling or nerve damage problems.
The Walkin’ Hock Splint supports injuries to the heel and stabilizes the lower rear limb while keeping the paw free. This type of splint is ideal for Achilles Tendon problems and immobilization of the hock joint.
The Walkin’ Front Splint for dogs and cats supports carpal and lower front limb injuries that need to be splinted or braced.
The Walkin’ Rear Splint for dogs and cats supports hock and lower hindleg injuries that need to be splinted or braced.
Professionals Guide to Splints
Stock splints in surgery departments for easy on-site fittings. Walkin’ Splints accommodate a range of conditions and patients. Stocking in-practice allows you to send the brace home with the client, providing a fast and easy way to stabilize your patient’s injured leg on the spot. Splints can also be stocked in ER departments or general practice to stabilize fractures, tendons, and ligament injuries.
Combine the splint with the adhesive foam inserts to create a custom fit for each patient based on pets’ individual needs—ideal for patients with malformations, skinny limbs, or pets requiring additional support. Use adhesive-backed foam to eliminate rub points and protect sensitive areas. Recommend to clients for at-home use, Walkin’ Splints are easy for owners to use. Ensuring that patients receive continued support and immobilization at home and giving pet owners the ability to maintain daily wound care throughout the healing process.
How long should a splint be worn?
Splints are not intended to be left on pets for extended periods. Instead, patients should be introduced to the splint slowly. Use the following downloadable instructions to guide clients on proper splint usage: How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet.
When not wearing a splint, your patient may still benefit from lighter leg support. Therefore, we recommend they wear the Walkin’ Wrist Hugger night or whenever the brace is removed.
How do I use a splint?
Injuries to the lower limb of small animals often need to be splinted or braced. These splints can be used on the lower front leg for stability and support and are available in a full range of sizes to accommodate comfortably. Inform your clients always to supervise their pets when using the splint.
Where do I put the splint?
The Walkin’ Splints are placed on the back of the 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 entirely under the paw to provide weight-bearing support. A dog leg brace is ideal for fractures, knuckling, and other ailments.
What material are the splints made of?
Each splint is durable plastic with a soft foam lining and a non-skid pad on the bottom. However, the non-skid pad will not work well on some slippery surfaces. So before using the splint, test it on the surface to ensure it adequately grip the floor.
How will I know if the splint fits well and how long to wear it?
How the splint is used will vary from case to case based on the patient’s need. Work with your client to determine whether a leg brace is appropriate, the length of time the splint is worn, and when the splint is no longer needed. Possible problems may include chafing, muscle atrophy, or extreme distress of the animal.
How should I start using a splint on my patient?
Every patient is different, and we recommend you guide your customer throughout their pet’s course of treatment. When educating clients, please refer to the Patient Resource Guide: How to Introduce a Splint to Your Pet for step-by-step instructions on how to begin using the splint.
How do I put the splint on?
We recommend that you guide your patient and their owner through the Initial splint fitting and adjustment. 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, followed by the top strap. Allowing you to keep the splint adequately positioned while you fasten the remaining straps. Check for a snug fit after the animal has taken a few steps. When tightened correctly, you should easily slide a finger under each strap.
My dog seems to fall between splint sizes in your chart; should I order a size larger?
In some cases, yes, a larger-sized splint is often the best option. However, we are happy to advise you on the correct size splint for those patients whose measurements fall between sizes. If additional sizing guidance is needed, please call us at 1-866-578-2926, and our Veterinary Resources Team is happy to help.
Patients with swollen limbs or malformations should go up one splint size. When going up a size, be sure to insert adhesive foam to customize the fit.
Can I change or remold the splint with heat?
Yes, the splint can be heated to modify the splint width by using a heat gun. However, we recommend you order one splint size larger than needed and customize fit using insert adhesive foam in most cases. Apply the foam to fill excess space and eliminate rub points for a more comfortable and customized fit.
Does the splint have any tread or soiling on the bottom so the dog will not slip?
The rear, front, and bootie splints all feature a rubber, non-skid pad on the bottom for traction. In addition, the carpal and hock splints leave a pet’s paw free so that they can walk naturally.
Do the splints have any padding inside, and can they be cleaned?
Yes, the splints are fully lined with foam and may be spot cleaned and left to air dry. However, please use it with the Custom-Fit Foam Kit if additional padding is needed.