Walkin’ Rear Splint


The Walkin’ Rear Splint for dogs and cats helps with injuries to the lower back limbs that need to be splinted or braced. Modeled after human splints, this product will provide stability and support for your pet’s lower rear limbs. The rear splint provides complete lower leg support, to help pets heal from injuries impacting their back paw, hock, ankle, and toes.



Constructed of waterproof hard plastic exterior, soft interior foam padding, non-skid pad on bottom, and touch-fastener closures.

Rear Splint extends above hock and completely under the foot, giving full support to bottom of pet’s leg.

Keeps pet’s leg in normal walking position.

Supports and stabilizes hock and paw areas of rear limbs.

Allows weight to be put on the broken or weak limb.

Provides an easy way to provide daily wound therapy.

Reduces the standard cost of bandaging and casting.

Lightweight design increases the pet’s tolerance of the splint.

To get more of a custom fit add Walkin’ Custom-fit Foam

rear dog leg brace


The rear splint gives your pet the support they need & keeps your dog or cat’s leg in a normal walking position, allowing them to place weight on their injured limb.

Walkin' Rear Splint


Designed to fit comfortably while providing joint support for your pet, this rear leg brace helps promote your pet’s healing during physical therapy and recovery.

rear dog splint


This durable and lightweight splint extends above the hock and completely under the paw to ensure your pet’s lower leg is fully supported and protected.

It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe. During nighttime hours we recommend using the Walkin’ Hock Hugger to continue to offer light support. 

It may take a few days for your cat or dog to become acclimated to the feeling of walking around with a splint, but our unique design will have them feeling comfortable quickly.

Please Note: There is no “right” or “left” leg or paw designated for splints; splints may be used for either the right or left leg/paw. If you order a splint and it is marked with “L” it refers to the size (Large).

The Walkin’ Rear Splint may benefit pets with the following conditions:

  • osteoarthritis of the tarsal or metatarsal joints
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • polyarthritis
  • soft tissue injuries to tarsal or metatarsal tendons/ligaments
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • tarsal
  • or metatarsal joint instabilities or malformations
  • neurological conditions causing knuckling of paw
  • post-surgical protection

How to Choose the Right Size

The Walkin’ Rear Splints come in a range of sizes to fit your dog or pet perfectly. The sizes range from XXSmall to XLarge to make sure most breeds are covered. All splints come with adjustable straps to best fit the splint to your pet’s dimensions. Splints will not be effective if they are too loose or too tight.

Please keep in mind that Walkin’ Rear Splints are designed to support the lower part of the legs. They will not stabilize the knee on the rear leg. Please check with your local veterinarian before using the splint on your dog or pet.

If you have a cat and are interested in these splints, you will need to order the XXSmall or XSmall splint, depending on the size of your cat. See chart.

measure for dog splintwidth of dog leg brace

A: Measure from end of longest toenail to midpoint between hock and knee.
B: Measure from the end of longest toenail to top of hock.
C: To measure paw width, place dog’s paw on ground so there is a natural splay, and measure the widest part.

XXSmall6.25″4.5″Under 1.25″
XSmall9″6″Under 1.5″
Small10″7″Under 1.75″
Medium11.25″8″Under 2.25″
Large13.5″9.5″Under 2.75″
XLarge15.5″11″Under 3″

It is recommended that you measure the dog in a standing position, if possible.
If joint is swollen due to arthritis or other medical condition, go up a size to accommodate swelling, and adjust fit using the Walkin’ Splint Custom Fit Foam.

Please Note: There is no “right” or “left” leg or paw designated for splints; splints may be used for either the right or left leg/paw. If you order a splint and it is marked with “L” it refers to the size (Large).

Additional information

Weight0.28 kg
Dimensions38.1 × 15.2 × 20.3 cm

Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small, XX-Large, XX-Small


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