How to put on the Walkin’ Bootie Splint
The Walkin’ Bootie Splint extends under front or rear limb paws to stabilize digit or toe injuries. Also provides positioning for knuckling or nerve damage problems.
- Front leg conditions that may benefit from the Bootie Splint:
- Neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
- metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
- soft tissue injuries to metacarpal tendons/ligaments
- post-surgical protection
- osteoarthritis of metacarpal joints.
- Rear leg conditions that may benefit from the Bootie Splint: neurological conditions causing knuckling of the paw
- metatarsal joint instabilities or malformations
- soft tissue injuries to metatarsal ligaments/tendons
- post-surgical protectionosteoarthritis of metatarsal joints.
- XSmall, Small, and Medium Bootie Splints include two touch-fastener closures.
- Large and XLarge Bootie Splints include three touch-fastener closures.
It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.
To determine correct front leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the carpal joint.
To determine correct rear leg bootie splint size, measure from the end of the longest toenail to 1/2″ below the hock joint.
To measure paw width, place dog’s paw on ground so there is a natural splay, and measure the widest part.
Front and rear sizing chart
|Size||Total Length||Paw Width||Recommended Weight Range|
|XSmall||5.5″ / 14.0 cm||1.75″ / 4.4 cm||under 25 lbs.|
|Small||6.5″ / 16.5 cm||2.25″ / 5.7 cm||25 – 40 lbs.|
|Medium||8″ / 20.3 cm||2.5″ / 6.4 cm||40 – 65 lbs.|
|Large||8.25″ / 21.0 cm||2.75″ / 7.0 cm||65 – 85 lbs.|
|XLarge||11″ / 27.9 cm||3″ / 7.6 cm||85+ lbs.|
If joint is swollen due to arthritis or other medical condition, go up a size to accommodate swelling, and adjust fit using foam to create a more custom fit.