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 Disc 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 Disc 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

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 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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Stephanie Garland

L'il Back Bracer

Hi Stephanie,
We are thrilled to see you are happy with your purchase. Let us know if you have any questions at all, happy to assist. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Best,
L'il Back Bracer

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Laurie Dawson
Didn’t help at all

Every time we put it on, he just falls. With it on he will not use his back legs at all

Hi Laurie,
Hope you are well. Looks like a Customer Care representative has already reached out to you to assist further. Do note it is common for a dog not to love a brace upfront like this. If a dog doesn’t like a brace, the most common reaction is that the dog will not move with it on. Many times it does take some time for the dog to get used to it. However if the fit of the brace is off and your dog is in the wrong size this could be their reaction to. If you would like us to assist you further please get back to us. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review.

Best,
L'il Back Bracer

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Sandra Jolly
Back Saver for Chewy

Chewy is a 10 year old full size Dachshund with a pinched nerve & he’s a little over weight. It fits him perfectly & is easy to put on him. He’s still trying to get accustomed to wearing it & will probably do better as the weather gets cooler.

Hey Sandra,
We are happy to hear Chewy is fitting in his brace. It can take some dog's a period of time to adjust to the brace, thank you for mentioning that so our other customers can be aware. Keep us updated with Chewy!

Resepctfully,
Animal Ortho Care

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Kimberley Bates
Made a 100% difference

Gave my baby his quality of life back & returned him to his playful self in 2 days after wearing his new vest :) so thankful

Hi Kimberly,
This is so amazing to hear!! We are so happy your dog is doing so well with the brace and seeing such great improvement. We hope for continued improvement for your sweet dog with each week. Let us know if you have any questions along the way, happy to help.

Best,
L'il Back Bracer

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Billie Messer
A Supportive Tuxedo

After retightening the rear straps, my 15 year old dachshund has her rear legs in a more normal position. She's adjusting to the brace and was running back and forth after I first put it on. My husband thinks it looks like a tuxedo!

Hi Billie,
This is so amazing to hear, we love it!! We hope you see even more improvement as time goes. Please do let us know if you have any questions along the way. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Best,
L'il Back Bracer