The device we ordered arrived just fine and our dog has taken to
it with no problems. It fits perfectly and with the longer straps
of velcro there is plenty of room to make adjustments if needed.
The straps around her elbows do not cause her any irritation or
discomfort and do provide the protection from the hard wood floors
that was sought. She does accidently open the velcro when she manages
to catch it on side of her bed, bedding or something else she is
laying on. This has been easily remedied by placing a couple of
loose strips of adhesive tape around the straps.
She is now almost 14 years old. We rescued her as a pup. She has
arthritis and a side effect of the strap's support is it helps her
to walk with much less pain.
Pro-Active Paws were a little surprised at the effect on this
dog's walking. Her owner went on to say
Regarding the arthritis. My guess is that the straps do a combination
of things. Yes, shorten the stride but also the strap seems to be
be transferring some of the weight off of the ankles and placing
it on the back muscles.
Without the strap she has a pronounced limp and is in obvious pain,
requiring the maximum therapeutic amount of Rimadyl each day. With
the strap she is able to move with greatly reduced pain to point
of trotting to meet my wife when she returns home from work. Further,
and perhaps more
importantly, we have been able to reduce by about 1/2 the Rimadyl
she receives thus alleviating extra strain on her liver.