I am writing this letter to officially state my approval and recommendation of the L’il Back Bracer. Having spent a year (of my nearly six years of post-doctorate specialty training in small animal surgery) performing an orthopedic research fellowship at the world’s foremost veterinary orthopedic research laboratory (the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at UC Davis, CA), I am rather well versed in canine biomechanics and kinematics. Examining the brace first-hand, I can confirm that it provides exceptional support to the spine and, therefore, spinal cord of canines wearing it, especially in those with longer-than-normal spinal lengths. The brace can be used pre-operatively, as well as post-operatively for spinal cord injury (such as intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD) and surgery, in addition to being a preventative to pre-emptively protect a dog’s spine from becoming injured in the first place. I highly recommend the brace for any dog that suffers from IVDD, back pain and or spinal neurological deficits, or for dogs that are prone/predisposed to such conditions.
Hooman A. Pooya, DVM
Chief of Surgery, Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort, Urbana, MDD
Owner, CEO of “Hooman A. Pooya, DVM, LLC”, Mobile Veterinary Surgical Services
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