Haute L'il Back Bracer - with soothing heat warmers


The Haute L'il Back Bracer is the only orthopedic support brace for dogs. Patented design to help keep your dog’s back supported when dealing with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and other dog back pain.

Unlike the original L'il Back Bracer, the Haute Dog Back Bracer provides the added benefit of therapeutic heat.

The brace comes with 1 FREE pack of Haute Dog Warmers a total of 8 individual warmers.

The Haute Dog Warmers are air-activated heat packs that are disposable.

Primary features of the Haute L'il Back Bracer dog brace:

  • Improves blood flow by dilating the blood vessels. Increased blood flow improves the distribution of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • Relieves joint pain and stiffness
  • Reduces muscle inflammation. Please note that heat should not be applied immediately after an acute injury as this can cause excess swelling.
  • Reduces muscle spasms by relieving muscle tension and allowing the muscles to relax
  • Comfortable, ergonomic construction to alleviate pressure on spine
  • Dog brace designed to stabilize the back from above & below
  • Recommended for both treatment and prevention
  • Snug, adjustable fit provides gentle, constant pressure for calming effect on nervous system
  • Incorporated D-ring to attach a leash
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Medical grade, moisture-wicking, Breathe-O-Prene® fabric
  • No need to remove dog brace for dogs to “do their business”
  • Snug pockets for Haute Dog Warmer placement
  • 1 Free pack of Haute Dog Warmers including 8 individual warmers
  • Breathable mesh material
  • Quick fastening buckle

 

Common Conditions:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
    • Type 1 - This type of IVDD is most common in small dogs, such as Dachshunds. Type 1 IVDD is characterized by the protrusion of the inner nucleus of the intervertebral disc.
    • Type 2 - This type of IVDD is most common in larger dogs but can happen in small dogs. Type 2 IVDD is characterized by the bulging of the intervertebral disc.
  • Herniated Spinal Disc, Ruptured Disc, or Slipped Disc
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Pre-surgical spinal support
  • Post-surgical spinal support
  • Preventative care for dogs with a high risk of spinal injury
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - Please note that this is a degenerative condition and the L'il Back Bracer cannot stop the progression of the disease. If your dog is showing signs of paralysis due to DM, we recommend you consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.

Details

The Haute L'il Back Bracer is the only orthopedic support brace for dogs. Patented design to help keep your dog’s back supported when dealing with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and other dog back pain.

Unlike the original L'il Back Bracer, the Haute Dog Back Bracer provides the added benefit of therapeutic heat.

The brace comes with 1 FREE pack of Haute Dog Warmers a total of 8 individual warmers.

The Haute Dog Warmers are air-activated heat packs that are disposable.

Primary features of the Haute L'il Back Bracer dog brace:

  • Improves blood flow by dilating the blood vessels. Increased blood flow improves the distribution of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • Relieves joint pain and stiffness
  • Reduces muscle inflammation. Please note that heat should not be applied immediately after an acute injury as this can cause excess swelling.
  • Reduces muscle spasms by relieving muscle tension and allowing the muscles to relax
  • Comfortable, ergonomic construction to alleviate pressure on spine
  • Dog brace designed to stabilize the back from above & below
  • Recommended for both treatment and prevention
  • Snug, adjustable fit provides gentle, constant pressure for calming effect on nervous system
  • Incorporated D-ring to attach a leash
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Medical grade, moisture-wicking, Breathe-O-Prene® fabric
  • No need to remove dog brace for dogs to “do their business”
  • Snug pockets for Haute Dog Warmer placement
  • 1 Free pack of Haute Dog Warmers including 8 individual warmers
  • Breathable mesh material
  • Quick fastening buckle

 

Common Conditions:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
    • Type 1 - This type of IVDD is most common in small dogs, such as Dachshunds. Type 1 IVDD is characterized by the protrusion of the inner nucleus of the intervertebral disc.
    • Type 2 - This type of IVDD is most common in larger dogs but can happen in small dogs. Type 2 IVDD is characterized by the bulging of the intervertebral disc.
  • Herniated Spinal Disc, Ruptured Disc, or Slipped Disc
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Pre-surgical spinal support
  • Post-surgical spinal support
  • Preventative care for dogs with a high risk of spinal injury
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - Please note that this is a degenerative condition and the L'il Back Bracer cannot stop the progression of the disease. If your dog is showing signs of paralysis due to DM, we recommend you consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.

Sizing

Small
Medium

Small

Back Measurement = 11.25" - 13.5"
Chest Measurement = 13.25" - 19.25"

Medium
Medium

Medium

Back Measurement = 13.5" - 16.25"
Chest Measurement = 16.25" - 25.25"

Large
Medium

Large

Back Measurement = 16.25" - 18.5"
Chest Measurement = 18.75" - 33.75

NOTE: Correct measurement is critical for best fit.

Shipping Options

Standard

Our standard shipping is FREE and will be shipped via Fedex Ground.

Orders will be shipped within the next business day. (ONLY MON.-FRI.)

FedEx 2Day

We offer two-business-day delivery through FedEx for $30.00. 

Orders placed after 12 PM (CST) will be shipped the next business day. (ONLY MON.-FRI.)

NO DELIVERIES ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

FedEx Overnight

We offer next-business-day delivery through FedEx for $60.00. 

Orders placed after 12 PM (CST) will be shipped the next business day. (ONLY MON.-FRI.)

NO DELIVERIES ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

International

Due to long transit times and customs hold-ups, we only offer International Express so that we can provide you with a tracking number. The shipping and handling cost for our International Express shipping option is $55.00USD to $85.00USD and usually takes about 7 business days to arrive.

Reviews

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How does the L'il Back Bracer provide support?

The L’il Back Bracer is an orthopedic support garment for dogs suffering with IVDD or other back injuries.  The brace is made of a very high quality breathable and antimicrobial neoprene that is very comfortable for your dog.  There are stays that line the back and abdomen to provide the needed support and stabilization of the spine.

How often should my dog wear the brace?

It depends on you and your dog.  Some pet parents will put the back brace on all day (up to 14 hours) while some just use our back brace for walks or times of high activity and play.  The back brace is flexible, so it allows the muscles to engage and ‘work’, it is not like a stiff cast.  This is important so that the muscles do not become weak from wearing the brace.

*Please note that our dog back brace is not meant to replace the crate rest period that is prescribed by your Veterinarian. 

Can I leave the brace on my dog all day?

This brace is not meant to be worn all day. You may leave the brace on your dog for up to 14 hours a day. However, be sure to remove the brace when your dog is resting, this will prevent irritation and allow their body to air out. Check for any signs of irritation after removing the brace.

Please remove the brace before your dog goes to bed at night and when they are resting for long periods of time.

Can my dog “do their business” while wearing this back brace?

Yes, our back brace fits in a way that leaves that area of your dog free to take care of business without the brace blocking that part of their body.

Does my dog need to have a separate harness for walks?

The L’il Back Bracer has an attached “D” ring so when taking walks the brace acts as a harness.  Just attach the leash to the ring and enjoy a safe supported walk.

How do I care for the brace?

To clean the brace just hand wash and lay flat to dry.  For removing hair, we have found that a rubber pet hair remover brush works best.

Can my dog jump with the brace on?

The L'il Back Bracer stabilizes the spinal column (from about where a collar would sit) and its snug fit provides overall comfort. While all dogs and all cases can vary, the L'il Back Bracer has successfully helped in many cases with increased mobility and relief. The feedback we have received on dogs regaining their mobility or at least increasing it has been tremendous.

As far as "jumping", it depends on whether your l'il one will continue to jump with the brace on. Our L'il Back Bracer's design is flexible, not like a stiff cast, so they are able to move as they normally would - just with a l'il support. Some dogs keep real still with the brace on and do not jump or run due to the calming effect the snug fit has on the nervous system, while some dogs resume their normal activity while wearing it.

Will my dog get muscle atrophy from the L'il Back Bracer?

No. Our back brace is lightweight. Helps give support down the spine.

What if my dog doesn’t like it?

It is not uncommon for dogs to not love the brace straight away.  A natural thing for them is to sit still or whimper when wearing it because they aren’t sure what to do with the brace on. To help with this, we recommend a break-in period of 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. Give your dog a treat and praise him/her for wearing the brace. This will hopefully allow your l'il one to associate the brace being a good thing. Increase the amount of time each day until they can wear the brace up to 14 hours. 

Can the brace be worn in the water?

Yes. The material is a breathable, neoprene material.  Recommended washing instructions is: hand wash and then air dry. Do not put a wet brace on your dog as this may cause irritation.