This patch was made because of a special request from one of our clients that has a dog that often requires a hip brace. Because the brace is soft and fluffy, children frequently ran up to her dog to touch the brace, accidentally causing discomfort for her beloved friend. This patch was created to help avoid uncomfortable situations for her and her friend!
BTW, this patch works for humans too! We were at a trade show where there was a man in a with a broken leg -- we happened to have a sample of this patch with us, so we made his day by giving it to him!