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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!There are orthopedic devices that can help with placement of the foot and minimizing trauma to the foot from placing incorrectly. I always advise having a veterinary physical therapist familiar with these devices evaluate and measure to ensure the right brace is used for your dog and to minimize ulcerations/ erosions from an incorrect fit or the wrong one being used.CLICK HERE for an example of one of these boots. If you speak to a physical therapist, all have their favorite company that they work with regularly to ensure the proper fit and function.CLICK HERE for a link to veterinary physical therapists in the US to consult with...If this specialist is not involved then I do worry about improper fit, wear on areas of the foot that can cause erosions or ulcerations and pain as well so please make sure to find someone who is comfortable with this process. It is definitely worth the financial investment. In addition, they can give home exercises to strengthen that leg and minimize progressive muscle wasting of the affected footPlease let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with today
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