How do I choose the correct size for my dog?

Our straps are adjustable and designed so one size fits most dogs. Unfortunately, there is no X breed gets Y brace. You’ll need to do a little bit of homework to pick the right brace size. You’ll need an adjustable tape measure to find your dog’s tibia length and upper thigh circumference and you’ll need to be able to weigh them. Head over to our sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

How tight do I cinch the strap?

You want to tighten the strap enough to keep the brace tight against their leg. Remember that your dog can’t let you know if something is too tight or their paw is going numb so you want to be careful and aware of your dog’s comfort. Remember to alternate time on and off with the brace to promote healthy circulation.

Should I use a brace instead of surgery?

A completely torn CCL will not heal on its own without surgery. Talk with your vet to see if surgery is needed for your dog. If your vet does not recommend surgery, a brace can be used as a form of conservative treatment.

How do I return the strap or get a replacement?

If you have any problems, reach out to support@doggybrace.com. We want you to be happy, and your dog to feel good.

Why does the brace keep slipping down?

The brace is adjustable and so is reliant on you putting it on correctly. So long as the brace is the right size, and the back and leg straps are tightened correctly the brace should stay at the right height. Of course, with very active dogs there is the chance you will need to readjust periodically.

Will my dog chew their brace off?

It’s possible but very rare for a dog to chew through their brace or to chew it off. If you do notice that your dog is biting at the brace, you may need to adjust the fit or remove the back strap to ensure comfort.