Marley's Recovery with L'il Back Bracer

by Rachel Ankeny August 07, 2018

Marley's Recovery with L'il Back Bracer

"L'il Back Bracer gave us our best friend back and gave our best friend his life back"


Meet Marley. He is an 8 year old Shih Tzu/Cocker Spaniel Mix. Here is the story, told by Marley's owner, of his fight against IVDD. 

"When he was 6, Marley was diagnosed with IVDD after his first flare up. After 3 weeks of medicine and crate rest, he got better. After another 2 weeks or so, he was back to normal activity and his usual self. He was good for nearly 2 years, until about a month and a half ago when he had his second flare up.

This time though, with rest, and medication, he made no real improvement. He would seem to be getting better for a couple days, then he'd be miserable again.

Over the course of 5 weeks, his condition was worsening. His back legs started wobbling, he would fall over while trying to go to the restroom, eventually stopped hiking his leg up. He wouldn't want to move, his back had a distinct upward curve, he stopped eating his dog food and treats. I had to cook him chicken or eggs to get him to eat, even then we had to hand feed him, sometimes force him and give him water with an oral syringe. We had to force that at times too.

It was to the point where we were almost sure he was going to have to be put down. It was heartbreaking watching our best friend deteriorate like that. He's only 8, but it's like he was 16.

Then one of my moms friends asked if we looked into back braces for dogs. She gave us the link for L'il Back Bracer and offered to chip in to help us buy it.  Two more of my mom's friends said they would help too and bought it for us as a gift.

After reading the reviews, we were hopeful to say the least. I was honestly scared it would be a scam, that it wouldn't do anything or make him worse. It arrived this past Monday, it's currently the following Saturday. We put it on him Monday evening when we got it.

The very next morning was like night and day. I asked if he needed to go out, and he hopped right up - something he hadn't done in weeks. I got him out on the leash, and his tail came out from between his legs for the first time since this flare up started. His back legs were still a little wobbly, but the best part? He hiked his leg up to pee and didn't even seem like he was going to fall. He started eating treats again, he ate his dog food that night, and every night since. He has life in his eyes again and we haven't even had to clean the crusty tears from around his eyes (he was constantly teary eyed during this flare up)!

Here we are on Saturday, he's had the L'il Back Bracer on for 4 days, FOUR DAYS! And he's gotten at least 85% better. This is the GREATEST PRODUCT IN THE WORLD for a dog owner whose little friend suffers from IVDD and back problems. Though I can only attest to it for IVDD flare ups, I'm positive it would help with almost any back problems. L'il Back Bracer gave us our best friend back and gave our best friend his life back.

You have no idea how much this means to my mom and I. You have created an AMAZING product. When we take Marley back to the vet in a couple weeks, I am going to preach to the doctor the gospel that is L'il Back Bracer, I'm not even kidding. Thank you so much for everything you've done and continue to do." 

Rachel Ankeny
Rachel Ankeny