How to Use

Our dog brace is designed for ease of use. Straps for girth and width are adjustable, just like a human back brace. 

How to use the l'il back bracer

1. Slip the body portion over the dog's head.
2. Put one front paw through the loop, then the other.
3. Place the dog brace over the rear legs next. 
4. Adjust the velcro on the brace at the chest using the front straps. It should be snug for support. 
5. Adjust velcro at the rear, pulling up or by criss crossing straps.

See how the Lil Back Brace is put on a dog to help with IVDD.

Talk to your vet about managing your dog's back problems. The Lil Back Bracer supports the back to help prevent issues and manage pain. Please consult with your Vet if you have any questions about your dog's condition.

Remember, make the dog brace snug but not too snug - just like a human brace!

What Size Fits your Dog?

Are there Different Sizes Available?

To see which of our three sizes your dog should wear: weigh your dog and measure from collar to tail. The braces can also be adjusted by simply tightening the body, the shoulder and leg straps. Our Back Brace can be used for small breeds of dogs such as Dachshunds, Pekingese, Beagles, Corgi, Shih Tzu, Maltese, and other small breeds.
What Size Fits Your Dog?


Weighs less than 12 pounds
Measures less than 13 inches



Weighs between 12 to 22 pounds
Measures at least 13 inches



Weighs between 22 to 32 pounds
Measures at least 15 inches

What Size Fits Your Dog?
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Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions to assist you in making your decision to purchase the L’il Back Bracer for your small dog.

How does the bracer provide support?

The L’il Back Bracer is an orthopedic support garment for dogs suffering from 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 the abdomen to provide the needed support and stabilization of the spine.

How often should my dog wear the bracer?

It depends on you and your dog. Some people put the bracer on all day while some just use the bracer for walks or times of high activity and play. The bracer is flexible so it still 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 bracer.

*Please note that the bracer is not meant to replace the crate rest period that is prescribed by your Veterinarian.

Can my dog “do their business” while wearing the bracer?

Yes, the 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 that 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.

This product is not intended to cure IVDD, but simply a tool for owners and dogs dealing with IVDD. We encourage you to talk with your Veterinarian about your pet’s health.