By: Terry Lackmeyer, My Pet’s Brace Customer Service Representative
While getting a leg brace for your dog is very serious, believe it or not, it does have a lighter side – choosing a brace color. For some people it is very easy, for others, it requires much thought and sometimes, a family pow-pow. The good part is, we have 35 different colors and patterns from which to choose.
Some people prefer that no one notices the brace and wants it to blend as nearly as possible with the dog’s coat. For those people, a solid color closely matching the dog’s coat color works well. You even can take it a step further and choose one of our patterns that looks like dog hair (but without the shedding).
Other folks feel that since the dog must wear a brace, making it fun is the way to go. For those people, we have every solid color to fit the ROY G BIV mnemonic code plus white, black, brown, silver, and tan. Our most popular brace color is hot pink.
For those adventurous folks, we have various patterns that can be fused to the brace to really spice up the appearance. The hunter in the family may want the camouflage pattern; the kids, the shark, or graffiti design. The stargazer may look to the cosmos or starry night pattern; the sophisticate may lean toward the carbon fiber design; while the fashion conscience may opt for the cheetah or zebra print. Finally, for those that like abstracts the yellow/orange or blue swirl may be the way to go.
Regardless of the color or pattern is chosen, rest assured that the brace will be durable and easy to maintain. Water will never harm the color or patterns and all braces are completely waterproof and easy to clean with anti-bacterial soap and water. Dog braces can even be worn in the pool or during hydrotherapy with no ill effects.
As we like to remind owners, braces work the same no matter what color or pattern is chosen. The important point is that while we enjoy providing fun color choices, our first and foremost goal is to make the most comfortable, effective, and functional brace to help your dog with their orthopedic condition and to help them to live happier lives.