I recently received this interesting and important question on our Google business listing and want to share it and my response with you.
What is the difference between Canine Mobility’s Anti-Knuckling Device and the No Knuckling Training Sock from Handicapped Pets?
Here is a simple summary of the differences between the two products:
The Anti-Knuckling Device encourages mobility by gently pulling the leg forward.
The No Knuckling Training Sock from Handicapped Pets encloses the leg in a soft brace with Velcro closures and utilizes an affixed and adjustable elastic cord to elevate the toes. The elastic cord is tightened sufficiently to lift the toes which, theoretically, reduces the occurrence of knuckling.
The Anti-Knuckling Device has two unique components:
- A figure-8 shaped paw strap which loops around the middle toes, crisscrosses over the top of the paw and buckles behind the lower leg. The paw strap is made of soft material that is comfortable to wear and retains its shape, even when wet.
- A weather resistant elastic cord that attaches to the paw strap, and gently pulls the hind leg forward. The hind leg muscles are strengthened with use of the device as a result of gentle tension being placed on the leg as it extends backwards.
The Anti-Knuckling Device has been used successfully to help dogs recovering from injuries and/or surgery, those suffering from neurological disorders such as Degenerative Myelopathy, and dogs that still enjoy going on walks but that have, with age, begun having difficulties picking their hind paws up.
Canine Mobility recommends starting out with 10-15 minutes walks graduating in 5-minute increments as the dog’s paw/paws become used to walking with the device. For best results and more information, see our Best Practice Guidelines, or visit us at Canine Mobility’s Google My Business page.
The No Knuckling Training Sock is a stationary enclosure for the front or back leg. While it lifts the toes, it doesn’t propel the leg forward to walk. Also, there is constant pressure from the elastic cord on the toes, which can cause chafing or sores. Because of this, Handicapped Pets’ recommended use is for 2-5 minute walks.