Erin - Mom Of Ellie Bae, 6 Year Old Staffordshire Terrier - Texas
"My vet was also really impressed with the quality of Beas ccl knee brace, and I'm hoping that she will recommend this less invasive alternative for ccl surgery to more people now that she has seen our success. She wrote down all the info about your company and was very happy to hear that I had such a good experience.
Thank you so much for all of your help - every step of the process felt very personal and I felt confident that we were making the right choice from day one!"
"SUCCESS! Just wanted to send an update on Bea (Ellie B): great news - we got an excellent report from our vet today! Keep in mind that the initial diagnosis was a full CCL and meniscus tear. Well, after roughly six weeks with the posh dog knee brace, limited activity (no running or long walks) and three acupuncture sessions with the Ozone injections, B had less scar tissue and almost full range of motion in the knee! She is able to walk without the brace throughout the day with no signs of injury!
We will continue to use the brace for support for another few weeks, but our vet was very pleased with the healing progress. She commented that B showed no signs of pain during the injection today, which is a major improvement since the last time (she cried so loudly, poor baby).
My vet was also really impressed with the quality of Beas ccl knee brace, and I'm hoping that she will recommend this less invasive alternative for ccl surgery to more people now that she has seen our success. She wrote down all the info about your company and was very happy to hear that I had such a good experience.
Thank you so much for all of your help - every step of the process felt very personal and I felt confident that we were making the right choice from day one!
Here's a photo of B on the first day in her brace and today after a fun romp in the creek near our house. She looks pretty happy, doesn't she?"
Valerie - Mom of Buddy, 5 Year Old Lab/Pit Mix - Southern California
"I took Buddy and his brace for an office visit to the vet, the vet confirmed the brace was a good fit and commented it was "a well-made dog knee brace." I feel I have the best canine acl knee brace out there, and I like the people behind the company."
"After researching all the various canine knee braces on the internet. I decide to put my faith in Posh Dog Knee Brace. The companies' owners can feel your pain because they have gone through it with their own dog. They are very caring and will walk you through the whole process, from casting to guiding you through the regiment of your dog. The kit was sent within days of ordering and once you send the cast back to them they make it.
Their mission is to get their very high quality brace to your dog as soon as possible, so you can get your dog out the door and going on walks. Once you get the brace they stay with you to make sure your dog has the best and most comfortable fit. If they feel the brace needs to come back to them for modification, you send it back via USPS in the same box they sent to you for the casting kit and, in my experience, receive it modified back to you within a week. I had worked my way up to walking and jogging with my dog, Buddy, 45 minutes twice a day. A word of warning though, you must keep your dog from jumping or straining his leg while the scar tissue is healing.
I took Buddy and his brace for an office visit to the vet, the vet confirmed the brace was a good fit and commented it was "a well-made dog knee brace". I could tell from his reaction he was impressed with the brace. I feel I have the best canine acl knee brace out there, and I like the people behind the company.
This is my testimony and the absolute truth of my experience this far, I'm an animal lover and would never want to misguide anyone who is going through such a trying and painful time with you and your best friend."
Kristyn, Professional AKC Show Dog Handler, Mom Of Finn, 8 YO Bull Mastiff - Reno
"I'm thrilled to say, that today my big boy Finn is doing fabulous with his posh dog knee brace!! His movement would never have indicated he had an issue with one of his legs. I handle and show dogs in AKC conformation, so movement is a big issue. I thought this boys show career was over after this incident, but his movement is great. Most importantly, the stability I see in his leg daily is so only reassuring... that I made the right choice for him." "My Bullmastiff, Finn tore his ACL November 2103 when he jumped up onto a rock retaining wall, hitting both his back legs. He never put his right, rear leg down...off to the vet we go.
X-Rays and the drawer test confirmed he completely tore his right ACL. The vet said he would require a $4,000-$6,000 TPLO surgery. He also mentioned and that if one leg went out, the other leg would probably go out, due to over compensation. My immediate concerns were all the risks that go along with putting a dog under anesthetic, especially a big dog. I had major concerns about the possibility of infection from the surgery, the success/failure of the surgery, the pain he would be in post-op, and the (terrible) medications they would prescribe?? The cost... It's such a long road to recovery, and not certain one. The thought of the weight he'd have to put on that leg after surgery, along with the concern of the good leg trying to compensate, the meds he would have to be on for such a long period of time, and other post operative issues was such a fear!
I wanted to seek alternative methods. I started researching dog acl braces for dogs. There's a few different companies out there, but I wasn't impressed with design of the brace. Many were uncomfortable for the dogs in reading reviews, there wasn't success with the brace, and the lack of compassion and customer service I experienced from one larger company when inquiring about their product, made me choose Posh Dog Knee Brace.
After researching many brace companies, I spoke with Jim Morrison, of Posh Dog Knee brace and felt some relief. I decided on Posh Dog Knee Brace, as I believe they are on the cutting edge of technology. This brace is a custom orthotic from your dogs leg, providing incredible stability to the stifel joint from the outside, just as TPLO surgery does from the inside. The beauty is what the posh brace can provide, less all the complications, and risks - not to mention Finns posh brace is well under $1,000, about $4,000 less than the TPLO surgery.
Posh Dog was fabulous from my first email inquiring about their product. In fact, every phone call it email to them was returned right away, or within 24 hours. The website was very informative, and they seemed to be on the cutting edge of technology. I ordered the ccl knee brace, and it arrived a couple weeks later. This brace is very comfortable for the dog to wear, and provides so much support and stability, along with being flexible for the dog to walk, or swim!!
Finn was able to immediately go on short walks. I heard no more "grating" noises, clicking/popping when he walked with the brace on!! This was proof to me that this brace was indeed supportive to the joint, as my boy weighs 176 pounds. It's very easy to put on, and take off, takes less than a minute!!
The past few months have proven the brace to be effective, as his gait is very smooth now. Where before he was noticeably lame, and in pain. I'm thrilled to see this boy back in action!! I'm so thankful I didn't put him through that surgery, as his results speak for themselves.
I'm thrilled to say, that today my boy is doing fabulous!! His movement would never indicated he had an issue with one of his legs. I handle and show dogs in AKC conformation, so movement is a big issue. I thought this boys show career was over after this incident, but his movement is great. Most importantly, the stability I see in his leg daily is so only re assuring... that I made the right choice for him. It makes me feel like I did the best thing I could for my big boy, and highly recommend this brace. Finn is a show dog, an AKC Grand Champion, and will be back in the show ring I'm happy to say.
These people care about your dog, like it's their dog...thanks so much Posh Dog Knee Brace!
Kristyn A. & Finn"
Finn 2016, (173#) Fully Recovered From A Complete CCL Rupture With A Posh Dog Knee Brace, And NO Surgery. He Has Not Worn His Posh Brace For Over 18 Months!
Phyllis - Mom Of Buca, 4 Year Old White Yellow Lab - New Jersey
"Importantly, our reactions to Jim and Beth – you cannot find - even if you go to a service provider facility and meet the owners in-person around the corner from your own home - a more knowledgeable and truly professional duet who genuinely care for the well being of your pet and her/his full recovery. We are confident you will be amply satisfied and appreciate the caring, insightful and intellect they add to your pet’s healthcare team. Buca is now back to taking her lengthy walks – which she loves as she scavenges for any remnants of fallen garbage, food goodies, etc. – she even licks her canine knee brace once we remove it after the walk almost as if she recognizes the knee pressure strength with the brace"
"Approximately nine months ago, our 4 ½ year old light-yellow white lab Buca, incurred an injury. We were not sure how but noticed her holding her right rear leg up and pressing ever-so-lightly on the leg so as to apply minimal pressure. We immediately went to a vet because as we all know as pet lovers we want our little loves to be happy and healthy. The vet took the normal tests and manipulated the knee determining it was either a pull or slight tear of the stifle knee ligament. Anti-inflammatories were given and we were told to minimize walks to a few houses up or down the street for weeks. We did that to the chagrin of our dog and after a several weeks no improvement. So then they changed the anti-inflammatory and increased the timing of restricted walking and/or playing etc. After months transpired, we returned to the vet and the vet said she would recommend some surgeons/specialists and we saw that the direction was surgery. We researched the entire situation realizing the trauma to our dog, cost and recovery and high incidence of either failure or the other leg then being affected. We then did further research and found poshdogkneebrace.com.
We are immensely impressed with Poshdogkneebrace and both Jim and Beth have spent countless emails, photos, videos, fittings, phone calls and concern in getting the dog brace fitted to our dog’s specific bodily structure. She is a cutie but she does have a little jelly belly and is a bit pigeon-toed so fitting her was a challenge because a proper dog brace cannot be a “one size fits all” orthotic.
We received the finalized dog brace approximately four and half months ago and within two weeks, we could see some improvement in strength in our dog’s rear leg/knee. Prior to the dog brace there was only restricted movement and anti-inflammatories and no noticeable improvement. I have spoken to so many people and some recommend only going the route of fix-it by surgery but emphasized the trauma and cost. Others felt there was improvement after surgery but it took a year to recover and not always to full recovery but they felt it was the best quality of life they could give their dog.
Our puppy (4 ½ year old puppy, funny ha?) now walks normally with the brace on and with the brace off, we monitor that her hind hips and legs are properly aligned and in sync and walking with obvious strength. This we hope will assist her in full recovery and no need for the other knee to be disturbed and afflicted because of unequal pressure as she walks and runs.
Importantly, our reactions to Jim and Beth – you cannot find - even if you go to a service provider facility and meet the owners in-person around the corner from your own home - a more knowledgeable and truly professional duet who genuinely care for the well being of your pet and her/his full recovery. We are confident you will be amply satisfied and appreciate the caring, insightful and intellect they add to your pet’s healthcare team. Buca is now back to taking her lengthy walks – which she loves as she scavenges for any remnants of fallen garbage, food goodies, etc. – she even licks the brace once we remove it after the walk almost as if she recognizes the knee pressure strength with the brace.
Without reservation we highly recommend Postdogkneebrace.com and hope that you don’t make the mistake of hastily jumping to surgery without trying the least invasive and possibly most beneficial option with them first.
On another note, you should see how many cars and people empathetically stop and caress our dog when they see a brace on her. They don’t realize how strong it allows her knee to be while healing but I’ll take the cross the street courtesies any day ha ha!
Almost anywhere I go, someone will ask me about the brace and it is startling to realize that so few people know that there is the option of an orthotic brace available and in most cases can assuredly circumvent the possibility for the need for surgery and all of its potential side effects and dangers.
Thanks Jim and Beth
Buca Belle’s owner, NJ"
No Casting Required. - Donnetta Vanderhoeven - Parents of Bama
I just wanted to contact you today to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Four years ago, my dog Bama tore his CCL. At the time, I was told by the emergency clinic that I had no other choice, but for him to have surgery. Being uneducated on the subject at the time, I thought that I was being a responsible dog owner and agreed to the surgery. Worst decision that I ever made. The recovery was extremely rough on Bama and myself. During those weeks of recovery watching him go through so much pain and being absolutely miserable, I made a promise to him to never put him through anything like that again. Not to mention the thousands of dollars that the procedure cost which also added to the stress of the situation. Today, the surgery repaired leg is full of arthritis and Bama will be forced to take prescription meds 3 times a day for the rest of his life to help control the pain and inflammation.
I was warned by the orthopedic surgeon that most dogs will eventually end up tearing the other CCL as well, and although I feel like I took extra precautions for this not to happen, one day two years later....SQUIRREL and we now had our second torn CCL with the dreaded meniscus click. As soon as it happened, I just sat down and cried, knowing what was ahead for Bama and me.
This time I was determined to find a better way to help him. I spent every waking moment on the internet tying to find an alternative to surgery. I was not going to break my earlier promise to him. After a lot of research, I came across the site Tiggerpoz.com. It was like a light bulb going off, everything on this site just made sense to me. There was another solution other than surgery. Conservative Management. It wouldn't be easy, it would take a lot of patience and perseverance, but I love my dog beyond words, so I knew that I would do whatever it took to help him.
I immediately started with this process, as well as a high quality food, daily bone broth and supplements. I also began reading about custom braces to help with the healing process. I spoke with my vet who was skeptical, but open and supportive to the idea. My initial thought was a brace made from a casting would be a better fit for my dog. Wrong! I purchased a casting kit from a company and after traumatizing my dog and my poor vet with the casting procedure, trust me, it's not as easy as they make it look. I was told that the angle of my dog's leg was wrong even though we followed the instructions and a brace couldn't be made and his leg would need to be casted again. After several calls from my vet and myself to this company, we were treated like idiots by their representatives. They were down right rude and very demeaning to the both of us. At this point I was extremely frustrated because not only was this a complete waste of money, I had delayed Bama's healing.
Then I found Posh Dog Knee Brace. From my initial consultation, I really felt like you cared about helping my dog. You answered all of my questions and assisted through out the process of ordering a brace. The measuring was a breeze! After our brace arrived, you were there every step of the way to help me through Bama's recovery. I can't thank you enough!
The brace is not a miracle cure for dog parents, it takes time for the injury to heal and you have to be determined to follow the correct steps, but I can attest IT DOES WORK!
Bama loves his brace! From the very first day that I put it on him, I think it was a comfort for him. I made it like a reward...let's get your brace on! He knew that meant he got to go outside. After about a week of doing this, it was so cute, he would actually come over next to me and stick his leg out so that I could put his brace on, which after a few days of taking it on and off, this became a very easy process for the both of us.
Fast forward about 12 weeks later and off to the vet we went to have new x-rays taken. My vet couldn't believe how great he was doing and was absolutely amazed after looking at the x-rays. They looked great. A year later, I had x-rays done again on both knees. The surgery repaired leg is full of arthritis and scar tissue, Bama walks with a slight limp and favors that leg. The braced leg shows hardly any signs of arthritis at all. We're still careful, no full speed running or over doing it at the park, but he's a happy dog.
Just this past weekend, Bama had another run in with our nemesis, the back yard squirrel and did something to his knee. Dogs will be dogs, he started limping and it was such a comfort to be able to pull his brace out from the closet and put it on him to help him heal. Now it's Wednesday and he's much better. I would love to say that he's learned his lesson with the squirrels, but I'm sure that he hasn't, so it's nice knowing that his brace is still here if he needs it. Two years later, it still looks brand new, the quality is beyond amazing and Bama is a 100 lb big dog who has put a beating on it. The only slight negative that I could even say is that the buckles do have a tendency to rust, but that's probably an unfair assessment since we live in Florida and Bama is a daily swimmer in our salt water pool. When this happened the last time, I contacted your company and new buckles were sent to me. I don't know what I'm more impressed with...your above and beyond attitude towards customer service or the quality of your product.
I apologize that it's taken me two years to write this testimonial, but I can honestly say now with all of my experience, that your brace is literally life changing! Any skepticism that I might have had in the beginning is completely gone. I've seen it work with my own eyes! I've made my vet a believer and I try to educate other dog parents about your brace every chance that I get. I hope that I can just save one dog and parent from going through the horrific surgery experience that we went through.
So thank you so much Posh Dog Knee Brace for helping me keep my promise to Bama, for making this product and for caring!
It's a great feeling of satisfaction to be able to look at Bama and say we did it! Together we proved those surgeons wrong!
Sending a big sloppy wet kiss from Bama!