Now as some of may know I am a total "HE" dog and refuse to sleep on any doggie beds, furniture and anything soft. I just love the cold tiles - no matter what the time of year and when I am outside I like to bask on the concrete patio. Over the years this has caused my elbows to become calloused (they even have a special name for it - hygromas) and the left one in particular has got pretty bad. Mom has tried all kinds of ointments and such to help soften it or harden it but none have really worked. With my recent foot issues I have been laying on it more heavily and it has become very sore....... so Dad went on line and after much searching found me this stylish doggie elbow protector. It is made from neoprene so it is very soft and flexible and also allows my skin to breath which Mom says is important. We had read that it is hard to keep the elbow area covered and many such protectors tend to slip down but this works like a charm and I am having no issues with it at all. Best of all - it arrived just in time for my birthday yesterday and I have been wearing it ever since (Mom does take it off every few hours just to give me a break from it ) but I must say I am finding it very comfortable.