L'il Back Bracer


The Lil Back Bracer is the only orthopedic support brace for dogs. Patented design to help keep your dog’s back supported when dealing with Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) and other 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”

Details

The Lil Back Bracer is the only orthopedic support brace for dogs. Patented design to help keep your dog’s back supported when dealing with Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) and other 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”

Sizing

Small
Medium

Small

Weighs less than 12 pounds
Measures less than 13 inches

Medium
Medium

Medium

Weighs between 12 to 22 pounds
Measures at least 13 inches

Large
Medium

Large

Weighs between 22 to 32 pounds
Measures at least 15 inches

Shipping Options

Standard

Our standard shipping is FREE and will be shipped via US Postal service first class.

Orders will be shipped within the next business day.

FedEx 2Day

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

Orders placed after 2 PM (CST) will be shipped the next business day.

FedEx Overnight

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

Orders placed after 2 PM (CST) will be shipped the next business day.

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 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 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 common for dogs not to like a brace.  A natural thing for them is to sit still. Or perhaps even whimper with 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. 

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.

Customer Reviews

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S.O.
A superb product

We purchased the L’il Back Bracer for our miniature Dachshund who has had two spinal operations. We found it to be a superb product which has undoubtedly saved our little chap’s life.

M
M.G.
Just what the doctor ordered

We have found this product perfectly suited for our sixteen year old dachshund's need. Our faithful friend, Boscar, had started having disc problems. When turning around his back would glitch and it would take a minute for his walk to return to normal. Since putting on this brace he has no back problems at all. He wears it now 24/7.

Thank you Lilbackbracer!

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s.f.
peace of mind

My sweet whippet/terrier mix ended up with a spontaneous spinal injury - just made a wrong turn and back end paralyzed. He's slowly regaining use of hind end, but now wants to jump around like the old days. I feel like he's safer wearing his lil back bracer when I'm not home to observe him.

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S.N.

L'il Back Bracer

D
D.H.
Very helpful

I love this brace, it helped my dauchund when he hurt his back , he got on very well with it.