Wrist support allows natural movement of the wrist joint and prevents it extending too low or to the sides. Hock problems are quite common in large or giant size dogs whose hind legs are too straight or hyper extending. Already with a young dog, owner can notice that hock is too straight and turning cranially or to the side. When dog walks you can see a slumping movement when hock gives in (and the ligaments in front side of the joint lengthen.)
With support the dog can walk and run, extend its legs, walk stairs, sit and jump and do all other every day movements normally or almost normally without pain or discomfort. Support is well softened, so that it doesn’t irritate dog’s skin. TaiTuki-support can be used when dog is training or running, so that it prevents joint from excessive motions.
If young dog uses TaiTuki-support for a few weeks, its ligaments start to shorten and walking gets easier. (With hock problems It is possible that the dog won’t need support after a while). With older dogs TaiTuki support can be needed for longer periods. If ligaments around wrist are weak, strained, swollen or if there is bone fracture, it might be good to let the dog wear TaiTuki-support all day. According to our customers, walking is immediately better when using TaiTuki support.
Developing TaiTuki has been a long project. I am physiotherapist, a nurse and an animal physiotherapist. I have been working with dogs since 1995. During these years I have made single handmade supports for different kind of wrist of tarsus problems. Then in year 2012 I started a research with 220 dogs. I measured dogs with computer based movement analysis program in different paces. When normal and optimal angles for joints in movement were measured, I started manufacturing these TaiTuki supports so they can be available for all dog owners .
There are now three different sizes of TaiTuki, that suit the animals from Shetland sheepdog to Irish wolfhound. That is three different sizes for wrists and hocks, and both right side legs and left legs.
TaiTuki is easy to put on, can be washed and used times after times. It is made of best and long lasting materials what we have found from market and the fabric parts are handmade. So we warmly and proudly recommend this support, which our customers say is best in the market!
Price 165 €
When ordering please inform the breed of your dog, withers height and circumference under and above the joint.
We deliver to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Delivery costs 7,50 €.
We normally have goods in stock so we deliver in 2-3 working days after the product has been paid.
Payment by bank transfer.
Customers have 14 days to return items if the item is defective.
Return address: Kirsi Piispanen, Kontinmaantie 29, 37420 Valkkinen, FINLAND