“He was only 4 or 5 pounds, but I think in his mind, he was 100 pounds.”, says the owner of the heroic ‘Bradley’, a black and tan dachshund that took on a mother bear and her cubs right outside of her home in February, 2014. The Force family explained that Bradley had always been […]
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years; any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you adopt me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me; don’t be impatient, short-tempered, or irritable. 3. Place your trust in me and I will always trust you […]
Professional dog training is a big investment of time and money, so it’s understandable that you want it to be successful. Here are some great tips to get the most out of professional dog training: Set Realistic Expectations Every dog is different; their gender, history, breed, age, and general personality all play a part in […]
With summer in full swing, here are some great safety tips to keep your pooch happy and healthy while still enjoying fun in the sun! Poolside While many dogs love to swim, some aren’t the greatest swimmers. While it can be tons of fun to give your pup the opportunity to splash around in the […]
Dog escapes plane, bolts across Newark runway By Philip Messing and Joe Tacopino January 8, 2014 | 10:18pm A dachshund escaped from a plane at Newark Airport Wednesday, leading to a wild chase across the runways that only ended when its owner was let off a plane to save her pup, sources said. The German wiener […]
What could be more fun than hanging with 7 Dachshunds! We had a fun visit and photo shoot with these lil ones and they were so much fun. Meet the gang – Peanut, Gina, Mikie, Rusty, Polly, Molly, and Iris. Check out our caption contest on Facebook for some great captions for the photo! This […]
Crate rest is considered to be the most important thing that you can do for your lil one after an episode of IVDD. Strict crate rest for 8 weeks is the recommendation for avoiding surgery. For dogs that have gone through surgery, the crate rest period is 6 weeks. Why is this so important? When […]
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a disease that some dogs are prone to, especially Dachshunds as we know. The disease cause the discs to get brittle from aging prematurely. Unfortunately since this is a disease, your dog may be born with it but you will not even know until they start showing signs and symptoms. […]
Intervertebral Disk disease is a major neurological problem that affects both canines and humans. Although it is the same disease, the symptoms and outcomes are very different due to differences in how our spinal cords lie. In humans the spinal cord ends mid back whereas in dogs the spinal chord ends in the low back […]
Update on Obie! This amazing lil guy has gone from 77 lbs to 30lbs! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318371/2-pounds-loose-skin-removed-fat-Oregon-dog-Obie-obese-dachshund.html
Great news! It’s time for a summer giveaway… Win a free Lil Back Bracer and a $50 gift card to PetSmart! We thought a free bracer would be an excellent tribute to IVDD Awareness Month, with pinning to make others aware as well. It’s all about education and early intervention! Enter on Facebook or click […]
Summer is here, splish splash! Remember safety first with your doxies at the pool and beach. You can read safety tips for taking your dog to the beach, but let’s talk specifically about dogs with back problems. What’s the greatest poolside concern for dogs with back problems? Jumping! Carefully follow your Vet’s instructions for jumping. […]
If your Dachshund starts walking with a hunched back, that is a symptom of IVDD. It is one of the very first signs of IVDD, so it’s important to know. According to Dodgerslist, there’s a specific sequence of symptoms you’ll see. First, you might be able to tell your Doxie is in pain, but not […]
Wishing our Lil Friends a Happy Memorial Day weekend from all of us here at Lil Back Bracer!
Happy Armed Forces Day from all of us at Lil Back Bracer! So many of our loved ones have served and sacrificed for our great country… We support those who have been injured, stay strong! Watching our precious Lil friends suffer, we stand by you in your rehabilitation process, in your physical therapy, in your […]
Check out this Dachshund, Milo! He is 7 years old, and for the past 5 years has been best friends with this lion at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. In the video above, the doxie is helping the lion clean his teeth!
According to this week’s New York Times blog post, owning a dog helps keep owners healthy! A recent study shows that owning a dog is linked to reduced heart risk. The American Heart Association study published observational evidence that owning a dog helps reduce stress, therefore reducing heart risk! Furthermore, the article states, “Pet owners also […]
This is what the Lil Back Bracer looks like when it arrives at your doorstep. The easy leg loops are already prepared for you. See the adjustable straps for the back and front. The firmness of the brace minimizes movement and relieves pressure on the spine. These straps allow you to adjust how tight the […]
The Lil Back Bracer is great! My 5yr old male Dachshund hurt his back so I ordered the brace. It fits secure, he seems really comfortable…
Dog back problems are not uncommon in Dachshunds and other small breeds. Finally there is a product to help! Adjustable design for comfortable, stabile support when dealing with Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) and other dog back pain. Provides comfortable but firm support from above and below to truly stabilize the dog’s spinal column. Prevents further […]
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 […]
Designed with Vets Comfy & Adjustable Medical Grade FabricBreathoprene® materials
• Comfortable, ergonomic construction alleviates pressure on spine • Designed with input from Veterinarians to stabilize back from above & below • Recommended for both treatment and prevention • Snug, adjustable fit provides gentle, constant pressure for calming effect on nervous system • Built-in stays lining the back and the abdomen for support down the […]
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