L'il Back Bracer - Dog Back Brace


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

Primary features of the Lil Back Bracer dog brace:

  • 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”

Conditions Benefiting from a L'il Back Bracer:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
    • Type 1 - This type of IVDD is more 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 more 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) - this is a degenerative condition and the L'il Back Bracer cannot stop the progression of this disease. If your dog is showing signs of paralysis due to DM, we recommend you consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.

How to Apply the L'il Back Bracer

Details

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

Primary features of the Lil Back Bracer dog brace:

  • 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”

Conditions Benefiting from a L'il Back Bracer:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
    • Type 1 - This type of IVDD is more 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 more 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) - this is a degenerative condition and the L'il Back Bracer cannot stop the progression of this disease. If your dog is showing signs of paralysis due to DM, we recommend you consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.

How to Apply the L'il Back Bracer

Sizing

Small
Medium

Small

Back Measurement = 11" - 13"
AND
Chest Measurement = 13" - 15"

Medium
Medium

Medium

Back Measurement = 13" - 15.5"
AND
Chest Measurement = 14" - 17"

Large
Medium

Large

Back Measurement = 15.5" - 17.5"
AND
Chest Measurement = 18" - 21"

NOTE: Correct measurement is critical for best fit.Your dog must fit both back and chest measurements. If they are outside the measurement guidelines the brace will not fit. Our Haute L'il Back Bracer may be a better alternative for your pet.

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.

FAQS

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Tayla
Great potential

The brace arrived within a week to Aus. Unfortunately the brace doesn't fit my pup took the risk on the size down, I will save up and get the larger size in a few weeks because over all it feels great and very high quality. I have no bad comments on the product & I am very glad I found it! Only issue is high shipping cost over seas, makes it not worth it to do a return but at no fault of the supplier, just is what it is these days with freight. I would recommend but be 100% sure of sizing! :)

Hey Tayla,
Thank you for writing a review on the shipping process and our product! Looks like a representative has reached out regarding measurement confirmation.

Respectfully,
Lil Back Bracer

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Dale Kerwin
This has been a game changer for my Gracie

The brace has given Gracie back support to enable her walking without falling over. She has had two back surgeries for her back, and this time we have been able to get her walking without surgery. A little clumsy, but she is up walking.

Hi Dale,
This is so great to hear! I am so glad Gracie is more herself again and able to walk without falling over. We thank you for letting us know how she is doing! Let us know if you have any questions down the line always happy to asssit.

Best,
L'il Back Bracer

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Alicia Underwood

It’s really helped my dog with IVDD

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Miranda
Honestly extended our dogs life!

It's hard for our family to put into words how amazing and beneficial this product was for our 14.5 year old bichonpoo. She had degenerative disc disease and it got to a point where her back legs were collapsing. The moment we put this on for the first time, her tail began wagging again and you can tell that the pain was relived immidiately. We have videos of her running in it and even rolling on her back for belly rubs. There was a clear difference when she didn't have it on. It really gave her the support she needed at the last few months we had with her. We showed it to our vet and he was impressed with the product as well. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone!

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Adrian Albrecht
Caring for my last dachshund

I've had a good run with this breed, Jimmy D may be the who makes 18 yrs. Without this tool I know he would be miserable and at the same time he's still trying to get around on his own, willful to the end.